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April 2013

Three Mother’s Day gifts that are better than brunch

A few gift ideas to subtly (or not so subtly) suggest to your spouse and kids for Mother's Day this year.

History is Hott tour inspires kids to have a passion for Chicago’s past

Tour and lunch at Palmer House tells families an animated history of the Windy City.

Something for every sweets lover at Sensational Bites in Lakeview

Vegans, chocolate lovers, frosting lickers. There's something for everyone at Sensational Bites.

Chicago mom nominated as 2013 Military Spouse of the Year

Our Mom of the Month, Kelsey Liverpool, created a non-profit to teach and empower kids in military families.

Chicago dad battles against ink

Move over, Mr. Clean! Christopher Garlington is babysitting - and dealing with the mess that comes with it.

Slithering snake craft for kids

Create slithering serpentine friends from materials you have around your house.

Kid-friendly gardening ideas in Chicago

We may not have big yards, but there are still plenty of great gardening resources for Chicago families.

Meatless Mondays catching on with Chicago families

By choosing not to eat meat one day a week, your family can have a big impact on the planet.


Shakshuka usually is quite spicy, but its easy to tone down the heat for kids' meals.

Brookfield Zoo’s Dinosaurs Alive! exhibit brings the prehistoric to life

New exhibit uses interactive elements to help kids understand the links between prehistoric creatures and animals of today.
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How I Helped My Kids Cope with Pet Loss for the First Time

Mom turns to Facebook to help answer questions.

Watch This, Do That: The Incredibles

‘No matter how many times you save the world, it always manages to get back in jeopardy again!’

Win a Flowerscape Coloring Book

Enter for your chance to win by Tuesday, June 1, 2021.

Project-Based Learning That Reflects the World

Brought to you by Baker Demonstration School.