Tricia Perez

The best pediatric dentist in Chicago? We think so

When Caleb came out of the exam room, I hesitantly asked him how it was. His reply? “It was awesome!!” What?? I think I'm in love.

Biking to school on Chicago streets – we survived!

Riding our bikes to school sounded like a quaint idea a few months ago. But heading down Damen at rush hour, I was having second thoughts.

My new favorite toy store, and other thoughts about playing in Chicago

With the discovery of a toy store gem and the promise of warmer weather, I've been thinking a lot about play.

Greening little thumbs at Wicker Park Garden

I've finally seen it - the first sign of spring!

Good times at The Kids Table – and an exclusive discount!

Caleb got his chef on - and we got a night out - at The Kids Table. Use our exclusive Chicago Parent discount and save 20 percent!

Staying fit as a family in Chicago is easier than you think

Parenting is a full-time job, and eating right and exercising can sometimes go right out the window. But Chicago is full of so many easy, low-cost ways to make fitness a fact.

Mom- (and kid-) friendly yoga at Om on the Range in Chicago

When my family decides they need a calmer (read: nicer) version of me, they send me to Om on the Range, a yoga studio owned by two Chicago sisters.

Chicago’s summer camp lottery

Waiting in line at the crack of dawn for concert tickets is one thing. But a spot at the summer camp down the street? Madness!

How trash bins suddenly seem important

It's funny how you never give something a second thought - until you do. Enter my son, and a conversation about trash cans.

Meet the Bloggers: Tricia

Meet Tricia, an East Coast transplant who's more than ready to experience her first Chicago spring.
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