Kate Pancero

It's the most important meal of the day, but as any parent knows, getting your kids to eat a healthy breakfast isn't always easy. We'll show you how. more

Sep 28, 2009 1:50 PM Chicago Parent Archives

Celebrating the impending birth of your baby is nothing short of amazing. more

Sep 2, 2009 10:10 AM Chicago Parent Archives

Before Natalie Jachtorowyz became pregnant, she exercised six days a week. When she discovered she was expecting she wondered how her impending bundle of joy would affect her daily routine. more

Sep 2, 2009 9:51 AM Chicago Parent Archives

'Mommy and Me" classes have become increasingly popular amongst new moms as they offer plenty of baby/mommy bonding time and mommy/mommy time. more

Sep 2, 2009 9:35 AM Chicago Parent Archives

Chocolate’s history traces back thousands of years. And although Chicago’s history with chocolate doesn’t travel back more

Sep 1, 2009 6:34 PM Chicago Parent Archives

Ahoy, me mateys! (That’s pirate speak for ‘hey there, folks.’) Your kids have always wanted to be a pirate, more

Sep 1, 2009 6:33 PM Chicago Parent Archives

Strap on your boots and saddle up for a rootin’ tootin’ adventure along the dusty trails with your city-slicker kids. more

Sep 1, 2009 6:04 PM Chicago Parent Archives

If your sweet tooth demands nothing less than gourmet gummies, jolly jelly beans, cheeky chocolates or perhaps more

Sep 1, 2009 5:57 PM Chicago Parent Archives

It’s a dream for many baseball-loving kids—and adults—to play in their home team’s ballpark, running the bases, more

Sep 1, 2009 5:56 PM Chicago Parent Archives

Oh, the wonderful smells of spring: tulips, rain and of course, a local favorite—smelt. more

Sep 1, 2009 5:40 PM Chicago Parent Archives

Forget the seven wonders of the world. Illinois’ seven wonders are easy to find and best of all, are family-friendly. more

Sep 1, 2009 5:39 PM Chicago Parent Archives

Although it may be the middle of winter, that doesn’t mean your baseball-loving kids have to live life more

Sep 1, 2009 5:34 PM Chicago Parent Archives

The summer months in Chicago mean one thing in my household: sunshine, peanuts, Cracker Jack and homeruns … more

Sep 1, 2009 5:12 PM Chicago Parent Archives

Your kids will be ‘ew-ing,’ ‘oh-ing’ and ‘ah-ing’ as they view an iron lung, amputation saws and the "bone crusher," which was once used to break the bones of patients. more

Sep 1, 2009 5:05 PM Chicago Parent Archives

Get out there and play. Tomorrow is Halloween, but it isn’t the only holiday to celebrate this weekend. Nov. 1 and 2 mark the celebration of the Day of the Dead—or Dia de los Muertos in Spanish. Families celebrate their lost friends and relatives during the holiday, dedicated to prayer and remembrance, by placing pictures, favorite foods and sugar skulls—called offeranda—on altars. more

Sep 1, 2009 4:19 PM Chicago Parent Archives

Get out there and play. Things are getting quite spooky this weekend during All Hallows Eve: A 19th Century Halloween at Naper Settlement. The 13-acre settlement has become a village of fear and terror, filled with the 19th century’s most sinister characters including the Headless Horseman, Jack the Ripper and Dr. Frankenstein. more

Sep 1, 2009 4:19 PM Chicago Parent Archives

Get out there and play. This weekend, meet your favorite spooky, creepy and crawly creatures at Boo at the Zoo, hosted by the Brookfield Zoo. As part of the celebration, Zoo Chats take a decidedly spooky theme featuring animals such as black widow spiders, snakes and Mexican grey wolves, with zoo staff members telling kids all about these animals and more. more

Sep 1, 2009 4:19 PM Chicago Parent Archives

Get out there and play. As the leaves are beginning to change, help your family find that festive fall spirit at the Scarecrow Harvest Festival at Midway Village and Museum Center. The festival, going on Saturday and Sunday, has plenty of fall fun, including wagon rides, fall treats, harvest crafts and of course, scarecrow building. more

Sep 1, 2009 4:19 PM Chicago Parent Archives

Get out there and play. Celebrate the pomaceous fruit and member of the rose family—the apple—this weekend at the 16th Annual Long Grove Apple Festival. Your family can eat their way through the festival sampling all things apple as they enjoy live music and a kids’ fair. more

Sep 1, 2009 4:19 PM Chicago Parent Archives

Just because you’re a mom doesn’t mean you have to give in to frumpy clothes, more

Sep 1, 2009 4:18 PM Chicago Parent Archives