Lyberti Nelson

Holiday shopping season is in full swing, and one annual toy safety report is going mobile this year, helping parents make informed decisions before they hit the checkout line. more

Nov 30, 2010 2:32 PM Chicago Parent Archives

If our thoroughly unscientific poll is any indication, you can't go wrong this year with a video gaming system, which topped the wish lists of more than 60 percent of our respondents. more

Nov 17, 2010 3:48 PM Chicago Parent Archives

Families have cut a lot of things during the recession: dinners out, vacations, morning lattes. But diapers? Sad, but true - and one Chicago nonprofit is rolling up their sleeves for a little dirty work. more

Nov 17, 2010 1:58 PM Chicago Parent Archives

The longest and most sweeping study of women's and children's health ever conducted kicked off Tuesday, with Chicago as one of its host locations. more

Nov 9, 2010 10:08 PM Chicago Parent Archives

It's baaa-aack. Four years after closing its doors, Santa's Village in East Dundee is back to doing what it does best: rocking the holiday season. more

Nov 3, 2010 1:54 PM Chicago Parent Archives

When the Old Town School of Folk Music launched its early childhood education program in 1986, there were two instructors and a handful of kids. Today, as the program turns 25, more than 2,000 kids are enrolled across the city, and the school is hosting a blowout concert Nov. 20 to celebrate. more

Nov 2, 2010 11:11 AM Chicago Parent Archives

The good news: more Chicago kids are in afterschool and summer programs than the national average. The bad news: 1 in 3 are still on their own after 3 p.m. more

Oct 20, 2010 5:06 PM Chicago Parent Archives

Richard T. Crowe is a professional ghost hunter who has been chasing down the eerie and unexplained in Chicago for nearly 40 years. more

Oct 18, 2010 1:09 PM Chicago Parent Archives