Best Holiday Activities for Chicagoland Families

It's the most wonderful time of the year!

Holiday Gift Guide 2021: Best Toys Under $50

Shop local with these gift ideas for kids of all ages.
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Things to Do

CTA Holiday Train and Bus Are Back for 2021

Families are welcomed to ride the train and bus for the first time in two years.

Unique Gift Experiences Your Chicago Kids Will Love

Make memories that will last forever!

6 Christmas Tree Farms Near Chicago

Make some fun holiday memories by cutting down your own Christmas tree.

Thanksgiving 2021 Guide for Chicago Families

Have a great Thanksgiving with these kid-friendly ideas.


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Latest Issue: November/December 2021

Our magazine features our holly jolly holiday guide, how only-child parents deal with questions and judgments, Christmas towns worth the drive, and more.

COVID-19 in Chicago Updates: What Parents Need to Know

Stay safe with these health tips, at-home activities and more.


How to Winterize a House: Tips and Advice

Winter is officially on its way, so we spoke to a plumbing, electrical and heating and cooling expert for the answers.

High School Student Writes Thanksgiving Book That Explores Multiculturalism

The book explores Amelie's family enjoying a non-traditional Thanksgiving meal.

13 Santa Events for Kids with Special Needs

Santa loves kids with special needs.

Elburn Family Featured in Upcoming Documentary Film about Adoption

The documentary 'Hayden & Her Family' features a local family who adopted five children, all with special needs.
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Local Students Learn to Grow Fresh Food in Classrooms

Some local schools are receiving free gardens for the classroom.

7 Ways to Celebrate Indigenous Peoples Day with Kids

Indigenous Peoples Day falls on Monday, Oct. 11.

14 Spanish/English Bilingual Picture Books for Kids

Families can embrace learning in two languages!

Former CPS Teacher Opens Chicago’s First Mobile School

The RV features STEAM activities for early elementary-aged students.
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