Natasha Nicholes

Camping option for every family in Forest Preserves of Cook County

Want to try camping but don't like the idea of roughing it? The Forest Preserves of Cook County make it easier than you think at its five campgrounds.

6 ways to enjoy the Taste of Chicago with kids (without losing your mind)

Despite beliefs to the contrary, Chicago's largest food festival is actually a great place for kids. If you're in the know.

DIY Halloween costumes for Chicago kids

With a few simple supplies and a little bit of patience, your kids can have customized handmade costumes for Halloween!

Experience yoga under the stars at Chicago’s Adler Planetarium

Start your weekend off with an inspiring Vinyasa Flow yoga class underneath the night sky in the Adler’s Grainger Sky Theater.

New exhibit at Chicago’s Notebaert Nature Museum explores struggles

The Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum unveils a new exhibit this weekend that will inspire kids and adults alike to conserve nature.

New Fox show, Cosmos, will leave your family in awe

Fox TV debuts "Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey" Sunday. To help Chicago families learn more, Adler Planetarium will host chats every Monday as well as create short podcasts of its artifacts.

Toe tappin’ tunes for toddlers found at Chicago education conference

Over the weekend, 5,000 educators descended on Chicago for the giant Opening Minds Conference.

Double the diapers, twice the mess when mommy brain hits

In a fog of sleepless nights with the twins, things get messy when Natasha Nicholes "forgets" to put diapers on her babies before putting them back to bed.

A Chicago mom weighs in on the city’s Safe Passage program

Chicago mom started out believing the city's Safe Passage program segregates the good schools and neighborhoods from the perceived "bad" ones. But now she's rethinking her opposition to the program.
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