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January 2012

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Eun Jung Decker cooks to find herself, to have a tangible outcome to her day. more

Jan 27, 2012 10:29 AM General Parenting

It may be warm, but sculptors are already hard at work transforming blocks of ice into visions of beauty. But get their by Saturday. After the judging, the sculptures will be allowed to melt. more

Jan 26, 2012 11:24 AM Chicago Parent Archives

Christopher Garlington reflects on how his life has gotten quieter since his family started texting all of their conversations. more

Jan 9, 2012 1:13 PM General Parenting

The Old Town School of Folk Music is set to open its new $18 million facility with a grand-opening celebration kicking off Jan. 9. After that, there will be 55 days of celebratory programming. more

Jan 6, 2012 4:03 PM Education & Workshops

Makes 8 servings Nutrition per serving: 335 calories, 7 g fat, 37 mg cholesterol, 54 g carbohydrate, 849 mg sodium, 15 g protein, 7 g fiber more

Jan 6, 2012 1:55 PM Recipes

Makes 8 servings (16 squares) Nutrition per serving: 208 calories, 4 g fat, 30 mg cholesterol, 37 g carbohydrate, 466 mg sodium, 8 g protein, 4 g fiber more

Jan 6, 2012 1:47 PM Recipes

Nutrition per serving: 226 calories, 5 g fat, 14 mg cholesterol, 32 g carbohydrate, 439 mg sodium, 14 mg protein, 5 g fiber. more

Jan 6, 2012 1:34 PM Recipes

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J. Geil/Chicago Parent

Chicago Parent reader Megan Sechowski got a great holiday present: a day of hair and makeup and new clothes, and - most of all - a day of pampering. more

Jan 3, 2012 5:50 PM Chicago Parent Archives

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Erika Hildegard

And the makeup makes the process complete. more

Jan 3, 2012 4:22 PM Chicago Parent Archives

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Erika Hildegard

Take out the curls and layer it out for simple styling. more

Jan 3, 2012 4:16 PM Chicago Parent Archives

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Fank Pinc

Jillian Strauss presented our organizer with a challenge: organize a room for both work and play. Pooja Gugnani came up with a solution. more

Dec 30, 2011 1:55 PM Chicago Parent Archives

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Photos: J. Geil

Out of the gray and into some lush colors. more

Dec 30, 2011 1:54 PM Chicago Parent Archives

Have trouble keeping New Year's resolutions? Caitlin Murray Giles has some advice to make simpler - and doable - goals. more

Dec 28, 2011 3:48 PM Chicago Parent Archives

Always a kid fave, these Sloppy Joes get a healthy makeover more

Dec 22, 2011 12:03 PM Recipes

If one of your New Year's resolutions is to get organized, why not start in your kitchen? more

Dec 22, 2011 11:50 AM General Parenting

New for 2012, city mom Sara Fisher is on the hunt for the hippest things to do in the city. She kicks off her new column, Best in Chi, by burning through a few calories. more

Dec 22, 2011 11:32 AM General Parenting

The Hesters hit the Wonderland Express at the Chicago Botanic Garden to get that holiday feeling. Hurry, it closes Jan. 1. more

Dec 22, 2011 10:59 AM General Parenting

The medicine cabinet tends to be a place we overlook when it comes to organizing. The new year is a good time to get it in order. more

Dec 22, 2011 10:50 AM General Parenting

It happens, the cell phone plops in the toilet or goes through the washing machine. Is all lost? Before you despair, try drying it out first. more

Dec 22, 2011 10:34 AM General Parenting