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Jean Dunning

South suburban focusMost of my friends have two or three kids and wonder how I manage four. Sometimes I wonder, too. more

Sep 10, 2009 2:20 PM Chicago Parent Archives

Rhiannon Hurst of Plainfield says that when her boys were younger they always fought over who was going to be first. more

Sep 1, 2009 4:18 PM Chicago Parent Archives

Jackie Evans lost 100 pounds from her experience on NBC’s hit TV reality show, "The Biggest Loser," more

Sep 1, 2009 4:18 PM Chicago Parent Archives

When Maureen Johnson of Tinley Park learned she was pregnant with her second child, her first thought, more

Sep 1, 2009 12:42 PM Chicago Parent Archives

People shouldn’t be afraid to talk about race, says Bea Young, founder of Kaleidoscope Group, more

Sep 1, 2009 12:42 PM Chicago Parent Archives

Oak Lawn dad Jay Lurquin enjoys the things he does with his son Matthew—scouts, football, cooking more

Sep 1, 2009 12:37 PM Chicago Parent Archives

It was 11 a.m. on a run-of-the-mill Monday morning or so the Munson family thought. more

Sep 1, 2009 12:37 PM Chicago Parent Archives

More than 97,000 Girl Scouts, in 245 communities, came together when the seven councils servicing six Illinois counties more

Sep 1, 2009 11:51 AM Chicago Parent Archives

If you want your kids to be ready to start the new school year, you have to first close out the summer, more

Sep 1, 2009 11:51 AM Chicago Parent Archives

Like many boys, Lawson Sizemore wanted to play baseball more than anything else in the world. more

Sep 1, 2009 11:51 AM Special Needs

Jean Baldikoski is a retired English and journalism teacher and an educational consultant for grades 2 through 12 more

Sep 1, 2009 11:08 AM Chicago Parent Archives

As Zach Clark dribbles the ball down the court, his friends from the varsity football team scream "Go Zach, go." more

Sep 1, 2009 10:52 AM Chicago Parent Archives

Angela Johnson’s job is to help families in crisis find the services they need is. more

Sep 1, 2009 10:52 AM Chicago Parent Archives

Modifying recipes has become a way of life for Shorewood mom Jodi Limacher. more

Sep 1, 2009 10:52 AM Chicago Parent Archives

If you are a parent of a school-aged child with disabilities, learning to navigate the educational more

Sep 1, 2009 10:36 AM Chicago Parent Archives

Recently, while playing an online adventure game, RuneScape, my 10-year-old son’s friend received a message more

Sep 1, 2009 10:21 AM Chicago Parent Archives

Karen Smith may have traded her first grade teaching position for stay-at-home mom status, but never stopped being a teacher. more

Sep 1, 2009 10:21 AM General Parenting

When children are born to parents of different faiths, one of the first major decisions the parents face is more

Sep 1, 2009 10:21 AM Chicago Parent Archives

Children are born with vivid imaginations that run beyond boundaries and rules. more

Aug 31, 2009 4:12 PM Chicago Parent Archives

Girls learn responsibility, leadership and financial acumen more

Aug 31, 2009 3:50 PM Chicago Parent Archives