November 2011


Yield: 24 servings Nutrients per serving (1 cup): 130 calories, 8 g total fat, 2.5 g saturated fat, 5 mg cholesterol, 100 mg sodium, 16 g carbohydrate, 0 g fiber, 2 g protein. more

Nov 16, 2011 12:07 PM Recipes

Yield: 6 servings Nutrients per serving (1 pie): 300 calories, 12 g total fat, 7 g saturated fat, 5 mg cholesterol, 190 mg sodium, 51 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 2 g protein. Courtesy of the Pampered Chef. more

Nov 16, 2011 11:46 AM Recipes

The legendary Chicago Toy & Game Fair comes back to Navy Pier Nov. 19 and 20. See the latest toys and watch demonstrations. It's an extravaganza of play. more

Nov 4, 2011 4:21 PM Fairs & Fests

Before you tuck into your turkey and stuffing, do a good—and uncommon—deed. Families can help Brookfield Zoo keepers feed some of the Children's Zoo animals, including goats, cows, horses and llamas. more

Nov 4, 2011 4:14 PM Nature

Kidsworks Touring Theatre and the Museum of Science and Industry each have two great events to learn how to celebrate in any language. more

Nov 4, 2011 3:56 PM Holiday Fun

Merdith Sinclair reviews Chicago Cut in this month's installment of Ditch the Kids. more

Nov 4, 2011 3:23 PM Date Night Ideas

Wanna take your family to the Mag Mile lighting ceremony on Nov. 19 but feel it might be too overwhelming? We have insider tips on when to arrive, where to sit, and even where to warm up and find a restroom. more

Nov 4, 2011 2:05 PM Fairs & Fests

A new traveling exhibit brings the Peanuts characters to the Discovery Center through Jan. 8. more

Nov 4, 2011 1:52 PM Museums

"Music Play For Folks of All Stripes" is Gill's sixth recording for young children. And you four chances to catch him in the Chicago area before Thanksgiving! more

Nov 4, 2011 11:48 AM Arts & Culture

If your Tupperware collection too often doubles as a drum set, A Paragon of Percussion hits just the right note. Bienen School of Music students demonstrate the booming world of percussion and showcase the unusual rhythmic sounds they can make. more

Nov 4, 2011 11:36 AM Arts & Culture

What to do with those old Jack-o-lanterns? Head to the Discovery Center in Rockford to catapult them, of course! more

Nov 4, 2011 11:20 AM Museums


Greg Schreck

Three women, in their own way, help shape what a little girl will become. An excerpt from Jennifer Grant's memoir. more

Oct 28, 2011 3:35 PM Chicago Parent Archives

When preventing disease runs into political misinformation. more

Oct 28, 2011 2:10 PM Health & Fitness

Christine Palumbo explores healthier ways to help kids get their sweet. more

Oct 28, 2011 2:02 PM Health & Fitness

9-year-old Steven has seen a world of difference since getting his new glasses. more

Oct 28, 2011 1:46 PM Health & Fitness

A collection of style ideas to help you look fabulous mingling your way through a crowded room in heels while balancing a full plate of food, a glass of mulled wine, a sippy cup and an over-tired toddler. more

Oct 28, 2011 1:02 PM General Parenting

Things to think about when holding an internet workshop for parents. more

Oct 28, 2011 12:43 PM General Parenting

Getting your kids off search engines. Is it possible? more

Oct 28, 2011 12:33 PM General Parenting