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December 2012

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Maid-Rite has arrived in Chicago's Lincoln Park and families are sure to flock to the diner-style eatery that is as kid-friendly as it is delicious. more

Dec 20, 2012 9:32 AM Restaurant Picks

These plant foods are healthier, tastier and will keep your family feeling well. more

Dec 18, 2012 1:58 PM Health & Fitness

A reader asks for advice on how to deal with bad behavior from her son's first girlfriend. more

Dec 18, 2012 10:53 AM General Parenting

This winter salad is sophisticated enough for holiday meals but simple enough for weekday dinners. more

Dec 17, 2012 1:16 PM Recipes

Your Ripple Effect is a bucket list, with a twist. It's about giving back to your community. more

Dec 17, 2012 11:47 AM General Parenting

The free programs address everything from what parents can do about bullying to answers about ADHD medication. more

Dec 14, 2012 10:51 AM General Parenting

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Christopher Garlington shares his struggles with assembling toys and wrapping them well enough to be presentable. more

Dec 13, 2012 1:09 PM General Parenting

These three exhibits will at least keep the kids occupied for a few days. more

Dec 12, 2012 3:15 PM Holiday Fun

Families can bowl, play bocce and dine in a "grown-up" atmosphere at three Chicagoland locations. more

Dec 12, 2012 12:40 PM Chicago Parent Archives

How can you choose which is right for you child? Take a close look at these considerations when comparing gadgets. more

Dec 7, 2012 5:12 PM General Parenting

ItÂ’s easy for people to help make the holidays a little less difficult for the 1 percent of Americans who serve in the military. more

Dec 7, 2012 3:11 PM Chicago Parent Archives

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These shops bring something unexpected to the usual holiday decor. more

Dec 5, 2012 10:37 AM Stuff We Love

Work with your little elves to create these magnets in anticipation of holiday card season. more

Dec 4, 2012 1:17 PM Crafts

Holiday cookies bring family together—within reason. more

Dec 3, 2012 3:18 PM General Parenting

There are plenty of things you can do to keep holiday expenditures under control so you're not drowning in debt come January. more

Dec 3, 2012 12:17 PM SHOP

Planning a family trip to the nation's capitol? Here are a few ideas you won't find in the guidebook. more

Nov 30, 2012 10:34 AM Chicago Parent Archives

New holiday play dramatizes the bittersweet story of a family who brought Christmas trees to immigrant families in Chicago. more

Nov 28, 2012 12:23 PM Holiday Fun

These holiday-themed coffee cup sleeves will make a welcome addition to anyone's winter morning routine. more

Nov 20, 2012 11:03 AM Crafts

Don't be a Scrooge. Try one of these inexpensive twists on gifts and keep holiday spirits up. more

Nov 20, 2012 10:31 AM Chicago Parent Archives

Local dancers become mice and dolls in this classic holiday performance. more

Nov 12, 2012 2:04 PM Chicago Parent Archives