Vinika Porwal

Empower kids in an emergency

David Hession crosses his arms in front of a group of 23 squirmy sixth-graders at Chicago's Mark T. Skinner School and waits for...

Shakespeare for girls only

Once upon a time, Shakespeare performances were boys-only affairs. But since spring 2004, The Viola Project has been

Families can build together

If your family is interested in building and design, visit the Chicago Architecture Foundation’s Family Studio Sundays.

Holocaust museum for next generation

Written on the carpet, the phrase "are you an upstander?" greets visitors as they enter the youth exhibition at the new

A cold-blooded look at animals

Got a reptile lover around the house? These hands-on events let your kids get their fill of all things that slither

New law tackles mental health coverage

Parents of children with mental disabilities will soon feel some relief from a newly passed law that requires businesses

Healthy living can be family affair

Teaching children about healthy nutrition and exercise has become a family affair in some local preschools.

Growing dreams, one plant at a time

Adam Swanson, his coat zipped up tight from working outside in chilly weather, walks into the gift shop after consolidating

Open up about alcohol

The next time you take your child to the pediatrician, you might find yourself answering questions

The easy way to clear toy clutter

While making room for new holiday toys, consider donating your child’s gently used toys to needy children
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