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Liz DeCarlo

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Photo by Liz DeCarlo

Palos Park mom and photographer wants to see people of all abilities featured by the nation's top brands and retailers. After several years, she's seeing a lot of success. more

Nov 18, 2014 8:56 PM Chicago Parent Archives

Trek west for a fresh look at pioneer history and loads of fun for budding cowboys and cowgirls. more

Sep 18, 2014 6:23 PM Chicago Parent Archives

Visit a rodeo that's just right for kids to join in. more

Jun 13, 2014 2:35 PM Chicago Parent Archives

Start your engines! It's time to hit the track and see some live-action racing fun in Joliet. more

Jun 6, 2014 2:09 PM Chicago Parent Archives

The Cubs host their home opener today, but it is just the start of a very special year for the team. more

Apr 4, 2014 1:07 PM Chicago Parent Archives

Event at Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum promises fun for runners and spectators alike more

Feb 24, 2014 2:39 PM Chicago Parent Archives

Check out the fascinating art exhibit constructed with different kinds of lights at the Elmhurst Art Museum. more

Feb 24, 2014 10:50 AM Museums

It's time for the annual Eagle Extravaganza, when it's possible to see dozens of bald eagle on the waterways near Starved Rock State Park. more

Jan 10, 2014 3:32 PM Nature

Chicago's International Museum of Surgical Science has created a new exhibit, RX for Success, to reach out to kids as young as 8 and hopefully convince some of them to consider careers in health care. more

Dec 27, 2013 11:31 AM Museums

If you're planning to head downtown for this year's Magnificent Mile Lights Festival, we have tips to make things a little easier. more

Nov 12, 2013 11:47 AM Chicago Parent Archives

A lesson from Mexico. The Day of the Dead exhibit at the National Museum of Mexican Art helps families explore the subject of death in a healthy, less fearful way. more

Oct 29, 2013 12:58 PM Museums

Tracy Balnis recently opened a store that features nostalgic candy, toys and Filbert's old-time draft sodas. more

Oct 7, 2013 2:47 PM PLAY

On Sept. 7-8, Morton Arboretum will host the Honey Bee Expo featuring a family bee hike, a beehive tour and a celebration of Happy Bee-Day in the Children's Garden. more

Sep 4, 2013 2:28 PM Nature

Want a sneak peek at what's happening with the Chicago Bears, while still making sure your kids have a good time? Head to Soldier Field on Aug. 3 for the 2013 Comcast Bears Family Fest. more

Jul 23, 2013 12:56 PM Fairs & Fests

A new rating system helps parents whose children have disabilities find the right backyard swingset. The Adaptive Swing Seat is a new product for backyard sets that provides neck, back, shoulder and waist support. more

Jul 19, 2013 10:00 AM Special Needs

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Photo courtesy of Brian Stoiber

More than a hot air balloon festival, Eyes to the Skies also features Lumberjack training for kids and a carnival. more

Jun 25, 2013 2:08 PM Fairs & Fests

Chicago's Museum of Science and Industry is offering families the chance to have summer fun with science. With projects themes such as gardening and sunlight, there is lots for the kids to learn and explore. more

Jun 13, 2013 3:31 PM Museums

Parents of kids with special needs are so used to advocating for their children that they often forget to teach kids to speak up for themselves. more

May 22, 2013 2:44 PM Special Needs

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Morton Arboretum

David Rogers' larger-than-life Big Bugs exhibit is back at the arboretum for the summer. more

May 20, 2013 2:53 PM Chicago Parent Archives

Keeping kids learning during the summer can be a challenge, but the planetarium has developed a new program to help parents explore and enjoy science with their children. more

May 17, 2013 1:56 PM Chicago Parent Archives