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Chicago kids head back to school

With their backpacks packed with brand new supplies and their outfits of choice painstakingly picked out, Chicago area kids headed back to school. Most of them had smiles on their faces.

Zoo babies: Brookfield Zoo welcomes new Snow Leopard cub

In the category of "Animals we'd totally adopt if it were legal" Brookfield Zoo's Snow Lepoard cub ranks right up there with the baby sloth bears and the Moholi bushbaby.

Is there really such a thing as a perfect parent?

We all think there are certain things we won't do when we become parents. But sometimes we just have to be realistic for the sake of our own sanity.

Chicago dad shares his potty problems

How many bathrooms does a house need? More than three, apparently. Christopher Garlington shares a peek inside his crazy life as it revolves around the potty.

Chicago’s Four Seasons a treat for parents and kids

From the pool to the playroom - and the infamous Ice Cream Man - the luxury hotel has perks for even the littlest guests.

Chicago moms learn how to make better food choices

Going to the grocery store isn't as easy as it used to be. We're not talking about the impossible hummer-sized shopping carts: It's...

School is cool: A report from Chicago’s kids

The average student spends about 1,400 hours in school every year. That's a lot of time devoted to mastering reading, writing and arithmetic....

Kool-Aid Man invades Chicago

The Kool-Aid Man will be in Chicago Thursday and surprising families with free stuff.

Chicago area mom leads crusade to change school lunches

Mundelein mom sees a change in her daughter's ADHD after a food purge at home so she decided school lunches needed to change, too. Her school district, as well as Chicago Public Schools and others, are trying to make lunches healthier.

Parenting concierge services popping up in Chicago

Overwhelmed moms and dads have a new option when it comes to handling some of the challenging duties of parenting.
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Family Neighborhood Guide: Glencoe

Explore the suburb's architecture and more.