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Michelle Sussman

Bedrest can give moms time to do things they’ve been putting off. Here are 10 ideas to get you started passing the time. more

Sep 2, 2009 10:10 AM Chicago Parent Archives

You’re finally home from the hospital with your new bundle of joy. more

Sep 2, 2009 10:10 AM Chicago Parent Archives

 When the contractions get closer together and the baby is ready to arrive, it’s a little too late to consider how you want to give birth. Luckily, you can research your options and have a good idea of how you want to bring your new baby into the world before labor begins.   more

Sep 2, 2009 9:51 AM Chicago Parent Archives

When I discovered I was pregnant, I thought about the baby's sex (girl), decorating the nursery (moon and stars) and finding the perfect name (Tessa). But when my highlights began to grow out, I was suddenly faced with a decision many pregnant women confront: Should I dye or not? more

Sep 2, 2009 9:32 AM Chicago Parent Archives

At 37 weeks of pregnancy, your nerves have probably kicked into high gear. more

Sep 2, 2009 9:32 AM Chicago Parent Archives

Take a new approach to the outdoors this summer by fishing with the kids. more

Sep 1, 2009 5:57 PM Chicago Parent Archives

Almost every day of this summer—June 3-July 12 and July 16-Sept. 1—the Millennium Park more

Sep 1, 2009 5:57 PM Chicago Parent Archives

Kids big and small love to look skyward to check out what is in the air up there. more

Sep 1, 2009 5:56 PM Chicago Parent Archives

If you’re into Native American history, you don’t have to travel far to visit the largest prehistoric Indian site more

Sep 1, 2009 5:40 PM Chicago Parent Archives

You never want to be up a creek without a paddle when kids are involved, unless you’ve joined one of the many local canoeing and kayaking experts who can make sure you know what you’re doing. more

Sep 1, 2009 5:40 PM Chicago Parent Archives

Looking for a hands-on museum where kids can learn about Illinois history, Indians and nature? A place where they can discover the inside of a wigwam, touch furs and learn to trade just like the region’s ancestors? more

Sep 1, 2009 5:40 PM Chicago Parent Archives

It seems all children love the idea of a western and this summer they can experience the adventure first hand more

Sep 1, 2009 5:12 PM Chicago Parent Archives

New activities on a lazy summer day compare to cloud watching. more

Sep 1, 2009 5:12 PM Chicago Parent Archives

Summer’s a great time to head outside to play with the kids. more

Sep 1, 2009 4:53 PM Chicago Parent Archives

Whether you love to throw theme parties or you are wary of trick-or-treating, more

Sep 1, 2009 4:18 PM Chicago Parent Archives

When a pet dies, everyone in the family is affected. But for many children, this may be their first close encounter more

Sep 1, 2009 2:38 PM Chicago Parent Archives

When Susan Bearman of Evanston asked her kids to choose old toys to send with a friend visiting Ecuador with the charity more

Sep 1, 2009 2:05 PM Chicago Parent Archives

Those sweet baby outfits, the countless art projects and all of those birthday cards with well wishes. more

Sep 1, 2009 12:57 PM Chicago Parent Archives

Julien Stiehl is only 3, but thanks to his mom, Renata, he is already learning to be thankful for what he has. more

Sep 1, 2009 12:37 PM Chicago Parent Archives