Local Farms Near Chicago to Explore with Kids

E-I-E-I-O! These local farms promise family fun for everyone.

Theater Summer Camps for Chicagoland Kids

Sign your little thespians up for one of these summer camps!

Free Days at the Shedd Aquarium in 2024

Find out when Illinois residents can visit the aquarium for free.
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Wander Through Chicagoland’s Most Beautiful Gardens

Appreciate the beauty of the season by bringing your family to these gorgeous gardens.

Amazing Mother’s Day Gift Experiences for Chicago Moms

Want to give your mom an out-of-the-box gift to show her how much you care? Check out some of these gift ideas she'll love.

Memorial Day Parades and Events for Chicago Families

Pay homage to our fallen soldiers.

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Find the best summer camp, pack a eco-friendly picnic and start planning your spring family adventures.

Best Things to Do with Chicagoland Kids This Spring

Plan out your March, April and May.

How Credit Cards Can Help Your Family Travel

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Most Diverse Places to Live in Cook County

These are the most diverse towns in Cook County, according to Niche.

Most Diverse Places to Live in DuPage County

These are the 10 most diverse places to live in DuPage County, according to Niche.

Got 2 Minutes? Take Chicago Parent’s Monthly Reader Survey

Take Chicago Parent’s reader survey to help us provide Chicagoland parents like you with the best content and information. You could win $50!
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Best Public Middle Schools in DuPage County

See how your local middle school stacks up against the best in DuPage County.

Nurturing the Nurturer: Self-Compassion Tools for Moms

Join Metro Parent on May 1 for this free ParentEd Talk with mindfulness mavens Yaffa Maritz and Kelly Moore, Ph.D., LICSW.

Best Middle Schools in Lake County

See how your local middle school stacks up against the best in the Lake County.

Best Public Middle Schools in Cook County

See how your local middle school stacks up against the best in Cook County.

How Do I Help My Middle-Schooler Discover Their Talents?

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Magnificent Waterfalls to Spot Near Chicago

If you're up for a little adventure, these spots near Chicago feature breathtaking waterfalls.

Family Guide to Attending a White Sox Game at Guaranteed Rate Field

Here’s how to score the best family deals and make your child’s first Sox game a win!

5 Easy Plants to Grow with Kids

Gardens are nature's outdoor playgrounds!

New Chicagoland Museum Exhibits to Check Out

There are some great exhibits that make the trip worthwhile.