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Jill S. Browning

Michele Reiter of Chicago might be a novice when it comes to taking care of a baby (she’s just days away from giving birth to her first), but she’s an expert when it comes to attending baby showers. She’s honored many women throughout the years in the "ladies-only" shower fashion. more

Sep 2, 2009 9:51 AM Chicago Parent Archives

Tyler Roney recently was mistaken for a superhero. The 15-month-old from Tinley Park was out shopping with his mom, more

Sep 2, 2009 9:35 AM Chicago Parent Archives

Mom Jennifer Mitchell has visions of greatness for her daughter, Kendra. For the past six months she’s been exposing her 2-year-old to the DVD set, "Your Baby Can Read," which is targeted to children ages 3 months to 5 years. more

Sep 2, 2009 9:35 AM Chicago Parent Archives

One spring day, my daughter ate a wild mushroom in our backyard. more

Sep 2, 2009 9:32 AM Chicago Parent Archives

Dear Pragmatic Parent: I’ve been invited to a "happy hour play date" more

Aug 31, 2009 2:42 PM Chicago Parent Archives

Life before cancer for the Johnsons was filled with vacations together, corny jokes and mundane errands more

Aug 31, 2009 2:41 PM Chicago Parent Archives

Dear Pragmatic Parent: My husband and I have two daughters, ages 6 and 4. They’re both in ballet class, and my older more

Aug 31, 2009 2:19 PM Chicago Parent Archives

The quintessential mother is fun, calm and kind, with unlimited patience and impeccable organizational skills ... right? more

Aug 31, 2009 2:13 PM Chicago Parent Archives

DEAR PRAGMATIC PARENT: I have 2-year-old twins and have been researching preschools in the city. There seems to be a lot of competition for private ones, and the ones offered through the public schools are extremely variable. I'm not sure how crazy I should go applying to different places. more

Aug 31, 2009 2:13 PM Chicago Parent Archives