Best Indoor Play Places for Kids in Chicagoland

Your kids can jump around all day long!

Where to Dine Outdoors This Winter

Dine outdoors with the family at these winter-approved spots.
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Things to Do

Metra Train Trips to Take with Your Family

Visit a new town that's right off a Metra line!

Warm Up This Season with These Winter-Themed Books

Read these winter-themed children's books with a cup of hot cocoa!

Family Neighborhood Guide: Pullman

Get to know Chicago's Pullman Historic District with these places to eat, play, explore and shop.

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Latest Issue: January/February 2022

Our latest issue offers insight on the learning losses during the COVID-19 pandemic, how to explore different kinds of love, saying goodbye to toxic positivity and more.

ParentEd Talks: Free Virtual Speaker Series

Join us for pro insights and engaging discussions.

Parenting

Having a Baby After 35: My ‘Over the Hill’ Pregnancy

One mom shares on how she really feels about her so-called 'geriatric pregnancy.'

Why Do Some Kids Refuse to Brush Their Teeth?

Plus some tips on how to get your kids excited about the task.

Bathhouses in Chicagoland to Relax and Restore

Prioritize your self care routine with these bathhouses that are designed for rest and relaxation.

Omicron Variant: What Parents Need to Know

The pronunciation doesn't matter — just know that the new variant is the most contagious COVID-19 strain so far.
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Education

How to Get Your Kids to Practice Music

We get tips from musicians on the best ways to get your kids to practice.

The Kids Are Not All Right: Learning Losses from COVID-19

With teacher and supple shortages, fluctuating COVID numbers and learning losses, how are Illinois' kids really faring?

Creating Racial Justice in Early Mathematics

What is racial justice in early mathematics and why does it matter? Read on for insight.

Everything You Need to Know About Universal Pre-K in Illinois

Read on for details about the Build Back Better Act.

Chicago City Day School Scholarships: One Parent’s Story

Brought to you by Chicago City Day School.
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WINTER FUN

Indoor Water Parks Near Chicago

Get to these water parks in 4 hours or less.

10 Awesome Chicagoland Bookstores to Visit with Kids

Bring your young readers to these independent bookstores.

Family-Friendly Performances to See in Chicagoland

Enjoy the theater scene in Chicago!

12 Outdoor Ice Skating Rinks in Chicago and Suburbs

Hit the rinks for family fun that's totally cool.