Laura Schocker

Long past the days of 2 a.m. feedings, working mothers are still two-and-a-half times more likely than working fathers to get up in the middle of the night to take care of the kids. more

Dec 13, 2010 5:21 PM General Parenting

Here's an equation worth getting excited about: Talking to your kids about numbers can add up to a serious advantage when it comes to learning math later in life. more

Dec 13, 2010 5:19 PM General Parenting

The first holiday season after you and your partner divorce can be a tricky one to manage, with hurt feelings and tension clouding the spirit of the season. more

Nov 24, 2010 12:08 PM General Parenting

We know interior design may fall pretty low on your to-do list when the kids are covered with gravy and the in-laws are on their way, but don't neglect the ambience. Chicago interior designers share their best tips for Thanksgiving décor. more

Oct 29, 2010 11:57 AM General Parenting

Today Denise Henderson's line of organic baby food is available all over the Chicago area, including Whole Foods in Lincoln Park, Sunset Foods and But it started out in a kitchen-her own. more

Oct 6, 2010 1:16 PM Babies

Dental experts recommend infants visit a dentist before they celebrate their first birthdays. more

Oct 6, 2010 11:59 AM Babies

We asked Candi Wingate, author of the new book, "The Nanny Factor," to share three of her best tips for choosing your nanny. more

Oct 6, 2010 11:47 AM Babies

A colicky baby is enough to drive a new parent crazy. Learn how to recognize colic, coping strategies and that asking for help is the first step back to sanity. more

Oct 6, 2010 11:11 AM Babies

Fall is all about color: burnt oranges, rich browns and deep crimsons, to name a few. But it’s also a great opportunity to bring a little green into your home. more

Sep 15, 2010 7:06 PM General Parenting

Their hair might change a few more times than you'd like, but your kids' personalities are pretty much set in stone at birth. more

Sep 14, 2010 9:36 AM General Parenting

A new study has found a link between parental favoritism (or even just the perception of it) and symptoms of depression later in life. more

Aug 25, 2010 11:49 AM General Parenting

Is your child battling the boogey monster? The good news: It's a phase, and it will pass. In the meantime, here are some ways to tame the things that go bump in the night. more

Feb 23, 2010 3:24 PM , Chicago Parent Archives

Want to stop bullying? Teaching a little respect is a good place to start, and a new campaign is doing just that. more

Jan 25, 2010 6:37 PM General Parenting

Let's face it: The Internet can be a scary place. But a new study finds that using filtering and blocking software on at-home computers can reduce children’s exposure to the worst of the Web. more

Jan 25, 2010 6:35 PM General Parenting

Parents hoping for an excuse to delay the big “sex talk” are out of luck. A new study has found that parents having the conversation sooner leads to safer sex. more

Jan 25, 2010 6:31 PM General Parenting

When, exactly, do kids outgrow booster seats? The answer might surprise you. more

Nov 19, 2009 1:11 PM General Parenting

Finally, some good news in health insurance: The number of insured children in Illinois is on the rise. more

Nov 19, 2009 12:07 PM General Parenting

A new study has found that the positive effects of regular exercise can pay off later in life. more

Nov 2, 2009 4:07 PM General Parenting

When Josh Shear and his wife were choosing a new daycare for their then 11-month-old son, Matthew, more

Sep 2, 2009 10:30 AM Chicago Parent Archives