Jean Dunning

Big families, more to love, more work

South suburban focusMost of my friends have two or three kids and wonder how I manage four. Sometimes I wonder, too.

Tips on curing the ‘I’m firsts’

Rhiannon Hurst of Plainfield says that when her boys were younger they always fought over who was going to be first.

Lessons learned from reality TV

Jackie Evans lost 100 pounds from her experience on NBC’s hit TV reality show, "The Biggest Loser,"

Seasoned parent

When Maureen Johnson of Tinley Park learned she was pregnant with her second child, her first thought,

Schools embrace diversity

People shouldn’t be afraid to talk about race, says Bea Young, founder of Kaleidoscope Group,

Conquering Everyday Math woes

Oak Lawn dad Jay Lurquin enjoys the things he does with his son Matthew—scouts, football, cooking

Baby-sitting course helped in fire

It was 11 a.m. on a run-of-the-mill Monday morning or so the Munson family thought.

Girl Scouts change with the times

More than 97,000 Girl Scouts, in 245 communities, came together when the seven councils servicing six Illinois counties

Donna Searcy of Romeoville

If you want your kids to be ready to start the new school year, you have to first close out the summer,

Dreams come true

Like many boys, Lawson Sizemore wanted to play baseball more than anything else in the world.
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