Lorien Menhennett

First Mom Patti Blagojevich

In light of today's verdict, we dug up this 2005 Chicago Parent feature on then first lady Patti Blagojevich. See what she said then that seems eerily relevant today.

Is your dog ready for your new baby?

When Stephanie and Craig Sellers brought their newborn daughter, Katie Jane, home from the hospital,

Falling for leaves

One of the best parts of autumn is watching the leaves change from summery green to gold, rust and orange.

Send your hoikday cards in style

Writing has come a long way since the days when ancient Egyptian scribes used a stylus to draw on papyrus scrolls.

Make a pretty plate

Getting your kids involved in Thanksgiving dinner preparations is a great way to transform a traditional meal into a true family affair.

Chill prevention

But, Mom …"

Mark the spot

September means back to school—and time to hit the books.

Summer never tasted so good

Summer: Drinking fresh lemonade on your front porch while reclining in white wicker chairs, welcoming both the chilled drink and the beads of condensation collecting on the outside of the glass as the June sun blazes overhead ...

Box up your holiday cards

The holidays have come and gone. It’s time to get the house back in order. Take down the tree,

Sew it up

If you're anything like me, you have stacks of boxes filled with family photos sitting in your basement, waiting to be organized, labeled and eventually placed into a picture-perfect scrapbook. And if you're anything like me, that day is a long way off.

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