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Chicago’s surgical museum reaches out to children

Chicago's International Museum of Surgical Science has created a new exhibit, RX for Success, to reach out to kids as young as 8 and hopefully convince some of them to consider careers in health care.

Chicago mom pens an open letter to a young boy with a big heart

For the boy who befriends a classmate with autism, people across Illinois respond to a birthday present request.

Why your baby shouldn’t suck on your cellphone

When you are out and about, you might see parents trying to keep the kids entertained with keys and cellphones. This month's Plugged-In Parent addresses the question of cellphone dangers.

Chicago mom: When faith plays a hand

Marianne Walsh is trying to raise her boys with faith, something she hopes will provide them peace and love the rest of their lives no matter what path they might take when they grow up.

A family dilemma: The truth about Santa

What happens when mom and dad don't agree about the magic of Santa? A compromise.

The magic of miniatures: Colleen Moore’s Fairy Castle makeover at the Museum of Science and Industry

Colleen Moore's Fairy Castle, a staple at Chicago's Museum of Science and Industry since 1949, is getting a facelift. Specialists are working to preserve the castle - in full public view - turning it into an exhibit within an exhibit.

Four ways to ring in 2014 with kids in Chicago

Join your kids to ring in 2014 with parties geared especially for them.

Goodman’s Christmas Carol is a perfect family outing

Looking for a new family tradition this holiday season? Goodman Theatre's A Christmas Carol offers a funny and faithful telling of Dickens' classic tale.

Citibank offers free gift wrapping at Chicago-area locations

There are never enough hours in the day for on-the-go parents. Save a little time by letting your local Citibank staff wrap your holiday gifts!

Doing good: Five stories that inspire us this month

Chicago is filled with people who use their energy and talents to make the Windy City and its suburbs such a great place to live while helping those around them. We selected five who are good examples of that giving nature. This holiday season, we hope they inspire you, too.
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