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 Chicago Parent Archives

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