The Most Popular Baby Names in Illinois

Oh, baby! These are the baby names that Illinois parents loved in 2021.

How One Simple Mindset Can Help You See Your Child’s Anxiety

A dad shares when he started believing his child and how it might work for you, too.

Summer Festivals for Families in Chicagoland

Explore our iconic festival scene.
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Things to Do

Chicagoland Farmers Markets for Families

Check out these farmers markets that make sure families have a fun time.

Amazing Food Flights to Try in Chicagoland

Foodies, get ready to go crazy over these creative flights!

Outdoor Attractions for Chicago Families

Make the most of a beautiful day at these fun, local attractions.

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Latest Issue: May/June 2022

Our latest issue brings you summer fun featuring the best things to do in Chicagoland with kids. Plus, learn about how the pandemic has changed the work-life balance for moms and learn why do kids sometimes fall out of the bed.

ParentEd Talks: Free Virtual Speaker Series

Join us for pro insights and engaging discussions.

Parenting

What’s in Your Diaper Bag?

Five Instagram moms gave us an inside look at the top can't-forget items that they keep in their diaper bags.

AAPI-Owned Businesses for Chicago Families

Show your support by shopping at these local businesses.

Special Needs Activities for Chicago Families

Enjoy some sensory-friendly fun in the city and surrounding areas.

Why Do Kids Fall Out of Bed?

Falling out of bed is typical for young kids, but why? We asked an expert to explain this phenomena and how to help your kiddos.
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Education

Ways Kids Can Avoid Summer Brain Drain

Your kids can keep learning this summer with these ideas.

New Illinois Law Allows Kids to Take Mental Health Absences in School

The new law enables students to take five mental health days as excused absences throughout the school year.

A+ Teacher Appreciation Week Gift Ideas

Teachers deserve some serious recognition.

Books to Get Kids Excited About Math

These children's book all equate to learning!
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SPRING FUN

Holi 2022 Guide for Chicago Families

Celebrate the Hindu spring festival with these kid-friendly activities.

Unique Desserts Your Chicago Kids Will Love

Satisfy your sweet tooth.

Easter Guide for Chicago Families

Filled with hopping fun activities!

Best Indoor Play Places for Kids in Chicagoland

Your kids can jump around all day long!