Allison Markowitz

Experience marching band magic

Gather up your family band Sept. 27 and head to Trienens Hall, 2707 Ashland Ave. in Evanston

A Veterans Day to remember

To get in spirit of Veterans Day, take your family to the First Division museum at Cantigny Park in Wheaton for a day so

An apple a day

Forget keeping the doctor away. Whether you pick your apples at an orchard or buy them locally grown at the store, this autumn treat is so delicious that your kids won’t even suspect the health benefits.

Our favorite fall fruit

Did you know that the pumpkin is actually a squash? We often associate pumpkins solely with Halloween festivities, so read on to learn some fascinating facts about this round, orange and oh-so-carveable symbol of autumn.

School’s in for the summer

Why should history class end just because school lets out for the summer?

Antiques for all ages

Forget dragging whiny, disinterested kids through a stuffy antique store.


If you live in the Chicagoland area, chances are you think you know the best educational kid-friendly attractions.

Beating the college crunch

It should come as no surprise to parents that college tuition is on the rise and that a college degree is becoming essential

Opening the gates to equal parenting

It’s natural for mothers to feel a sense of ownership over the baby they carried for nine months.

A new take on the old ballgame

Michael Goodman isn’t interested in being taken out to the ball game.
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