Laura Schocker

When kids are sick at night, it’s mom (not dad, usually) to the rescue

Long past the days of 2 a.m. feedings, working mothers are still two-and-a-half times more likely than working fathers to get up in the middle of the night to take care of the kids.

Teaching kids to count can inspire a love of math

Here's an equation worth getting excited about: Talking to your kids about numbers can add up to a serious advantage when it comes to learning math later in life.

After divorce, holidays can be tough on kids

The first holiday season after you and your partner divorce can be a tricky one to manage, with hurt feelings and tension clouding the spirit of the season.

Chicago interior designers share their Thanksgiving decor tips

We know interior design may fall pretty low on your to-do list when the kids are covered with gravy and the in-laws are on their way, but don't neglect the ambience. Chicago interior designers share their best tips for Thanksgiving décor.

Homemade recipes lead to organic food company for River Forest mom

Today Denise Henderson's line of organic baby food is available all over the Chicago area, including Whole Foods in Lincoln Park, Sunset Foods and But it started out in a kitchen-her own.

Dental health is important, even before baby has teeth

Dental experts recommend infants visit a dentist before they celebrate their first birthdays.

How to hire the perfect nanny for your child

We asked Candi Wingate, author of the new book, "The Nanny Factor," to share three of her best tips for choosing your nanny.

How to deal with colic (without losing your mind)

A colicky baby is enough to drive a new parent crazy. Learn how to recognize colic, coping strategies and that asking for help is the first step back to sanity.

Tips for living greener this fall

Fall is all about color: burnt oranges, rich browns and deep crimsons, to name a few. But it’s also a great opportunity to bring a little green into your home.

You can’t change your kids personalities

Their hair might change a few more times than you'd like, but your kids' personalities are pretty much set in stone at birth.
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