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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Special Needs

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

General Parenting

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

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

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Girls learn responsibility, leadership and financial acumen more

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