May 2012

Meredith Sinclair and her husband, Jon, had a sumptuous romantic dinner at Fulton's on the River. She says it's a perfect date night destination. more

Apr 27, 2012 1:53 PM Date Night Ideas

Mammals come (and came) in all shapes and sizes. The Field Museum's new exhibit introduces you to the breadth and variety of mammals you've probably never heard of. more

Apr 27, 2012 12:00 PM Chicago Parent Archives

From Japanese puppetry to a female Lear to a highly physical Superman to an exploration of relationships along a wall to a postman opening packages and telling stories, this festival of international theater should create smiles for the whole family. more

Apr 26, 2012 4:46 PM Chicago Parent Archives

It's called "Adopt a Fish," but really it's just a catch and release event. The catch is that it's happening at the McCormick Bridgehouse and Chicago River Museum. more

Apr 26, 2012 4:38 PM Chicago Parent Archives

What moves would you and your kids bust in Harold and the Purple Crayon? What about Where the Wild Things Are? Find out at Hubbard Street Dance in this workshop that takes its cue from our favorite bedtime stories. more

Apr 26, 2012 4:34 PM Chicago Parent Archives

Elmhurst Historical Museum kicks off a new exhibit about candy - and Chicago's connection to it. more

Apr 26, 2012 4:31 PM Chicago Parent Archives

No matter your actual day for blowing out the candles, you can join in the fun at Schaumburg's "Everybody's Un-Birthday Party." more

Apr 26, 2012 4:28 PM Chicago Parent Archives

Buckley Homestead is showing families what life was like in World War II. Just in time for the 67th anniversary of the end of the war in Europe. more

Apr 26, 2012 4:05 PM Chicago Parent Archives

Christopher Garlington on the lessons he has learned building cars for his, er, his son's pinebox derby. more

Apr 26, 2012 3:08 PM General Parenting

Sara Kutliroff on how mothers can get the bonuses and accolades they need from their family. more

Apr 26, 2012 2:57 PM General Parenting

Maggie Stewart thinks she might have the right plan for this Mother's Day. If she can get her family to cooperate. more

Apr 26, 2012 2:48 PM General Parenting

At what age do your kids not want you at the bus stop anymore? more

Apr 26, 2012 2:41 PM General Parenting

Deborah Meyer Abbs has seen her life and her perceptions of the world change for the better since her son, who has autism, was born. more

Apr 26, 2012 2:31 PM Special Needs

The decision about whether to stay at home or be a working parent sometimes revolves around finances. Can you afford to stay at home? Can you not? more

Apr 25, 2012 4:20 PM General Parenting

Parents should call their doctor if the infant's temperature is 100.5 degrees or more in either location. more

Apr 25, 2012 4:12 PM General Parenting

Nutrition information: 305 calories; 14 g fat (7 g saturated); 239 mg cholesterol; 340 mg sodium; 28 g carbohydrate (6 g dietary fiber); 22 g protein; 2 mg iron; 354 mg calcium; 75 mcg folate. more

Apr 25, 2012 4:02 PM Recipes

Good Sense Eating columnist Christine Palumbo with advice on best eating practices for pregnant women. more

Apr 25, 2012 3:58 PM General Parenting

Grants for young athletes with disabilities to compete at local, state, national and at the Paralympics are being offered through Variety the Children's Charity of Illinois. more

Apr 25, 2012 3:52 PM Special Needs

Several area businesses offer free make-and-take projects, providing a great way to spend time with your children and costing only the gas to get there. more

Apr 25, 2012 3:43 PM General Parenting

Parenting Isn't for Sissies columnist Jennifer DuBose has some advice for new and experienced mothers: Be careful what advice you listen to. In other words, trust your intuition. more

Apr 25, 2012 3:37 PM General Parenting