Esther Han

Caregivers of kids with special needs: Make time for you

Caregivers often fall into the trap of neglecting to give themselves a little TLC while looking after others.

Illinois lags behind on programs for disabled kids

The Chicago Community Trust and the Persons with Disabilities Fund recently hosted a panel of federal legislators and business and community leaders to discuss...

Comedy, with a twist of learning, at the Ankle Todd Show

Clowns, high-energy sketch comedy, plus an educational spin? Sign us up! “The Ankle Todd Show” is a one-of-a-kind live show written and directed especially for kids, with a new educationally themed “episode” every week.

Fevers, though scary, usually aren’t serious

It happens to every parent: the digitized numbers on the fancy thermometer screen flash into triple digits and you immediately dive for the phone to call the pediatrician, your mother, maybe the National Guard.

Healthy holiday treats to tame your sweet tooth

It's too easy to throw your arms up and proclaim a sugary, baked goodness free-for-all during the holidays, but all it takes is one bellyache to remind us our kids still need proper nutrition, whether 'tis the season or not.

Red Orchid Theater raises curtain on all-girls “Iliad”

A young girl lunges and thrusts an invisible sword into her opponent and hovers triumphantly as her victim crumples to the floor. Thus...

This holiday season, give a gift that can’t be wrapped

This holiday season give your child the gift of cute creature encounters. You’re sure to surprise them with a gift that’s not only educational, but one they’ll remember a lot longer than the latest hot toy.

Go “green” with a trip to the tree farm for your Christmas tree

Getting your holiday tree from a tree farm not only can become an anticipated family tradition, it gives you an excuse to give...

Make Winter WonderFest at Navy Pier your family’s Chicago holiday tradition

Whether you have 10-year-old itching to try the Wind Glider, a ride mimicking parasailing, or a 4-year-old looking for some pint-sized rides, this annual wintry wonderland has something for everything.

Where to catch Santa this holiday season – and what to know before you go

All you want is a photo of a smiling child on Santa's lap to send to Grandma and Grandpa. Here's how to get it - and how to minimize un-merry meltdowns.
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