Kelly James-Enger

We spoke to kids and parents to find out what makes a mom 'cool'. Read what they had to say then take a quiz to find out just how cool you are as a parent. more

May 8, 2013 12:11 PM Chicago Parent Archives

How to know when it's time to unplug your kids and what to do with screen-less time. more

Mar 6, 2013 12:40 PM Chicago Parent Archives

Ask a woman what she's worried about dying from and she's likely to say breast cancer. But it's heart disease that is the biggest killer of women. more

Feb 6, 2013 11:42 AM Chicago Parent Archives


Illustration by Alaina Buzas

Can you get beyond just saying no? The answer is yes. more

Jul 23, 2012 1:24 PM Chicago Parent Archives

Why all the guilt? Every mom we know feels mommy guilt but that doesn't mean they are a bad mom. more

Aug 23, 2011 9:52 AM Chicago Parent Archives

We caution our kids against risky behavior, but sometimes risk can be good for you. more

Jul 5, 2011 4:48 PM Chicago Parent Archives


Liz DeCarlo

You can't do much about a teething baby or a sick child, but you can make sleep a priority - and doing so can do wonders for your health. more

Apr 5, 2011 6:08 PM Chicago Parent Archives

It’s one thing to be on Team Jacob or Team Edward, but what about the crush you get on someone you actually know—say a co-worker? Is it a sign that your marriage is in trouble? more

Jan 25, 2011 9:21 AM Chicago Parent Archives

Criticism gives us insight into our own behavior and may even spur us to make positive changes in our lives — once we learn how to handle it. more

Oct 27, 2010 10:01 AM Chicago Parent Archives

Writer Kelly James-Enger shares the adoption of her daughter through her journal, which included three moms who changed their mind and 18 months of trying. more

Sep 17, 2010 2:16 PM Chicago Parent Archives

Blood pressure, immune system, and overall feeling of well-being can all be boosted with a quick giggle. So give it a try: Laugh yourself healthy! more

Aug 24, 2010 4:24 PM Chicago Parent Archives

Visit any toy store and you’ll find a dizzying array of technology toys that claim to teach kids the skills they’ll need to excel in school. But we have to ask: Do they work? more

Jul 21, 2010 2:59 PM Education & Workshops

Pushing yourself to be perfect can set you up for failure and even hurt your kids in the process. more

Jun 21, 2010 3:39 PM Chicago Parent Archives

Whether you're just getting the hang of Facebook or have your own Twitter account, chances are you're using some kind of social media. That's part of life -- and parenting -- today. more

May 24, 2010 9:56 AM General Parenting

Facial expressions, gestures, and even your hairstyle contribute to body language and impact what people think of you and how they respond to you. more

Apr 26, 2010 3:32 PM Chicago Parent Archives

Are you an emotional eater? A habitual hungerer? Take the quiz and find out! more

Feb 23, 2010 2:57 PM Chicago Parent Archives

One in seven women will develop breast cancer in her lifetime. But there are steps you can take to minimize your chances of getting sick -- and catch it early if you do. more

Sep 28, 2009 1:50 PM Chicago Parent Archives

Pals play an important role in a parent’s life. But as any new parent knows, it's easy to forget about yourself when there's a baby in the picture. more

Sep 1, 2009 3:52 PM Chicago Parent Archives

I hate being indecisive. When faced with major decisions—like whether to move up to a bigger house or return to work more

Sep 1, 2009 3:24 PM Chicago Parent Archives

One of the easiest ways to combat fatigue is by eating throughout the day to give you a constant source of energy. more

Sep 1, 2009 2:38 PM Chicago Parent Archives


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