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August 2013

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 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.

Snack Attack: Healthy, portable treats for school

Meals can be rushed affairs when school, fall sports and homework kick in. We've got a few ideas to make eating on the run fast and healthy.

New meaning to opera in Chicago’s Humboldt Park

Say the word Opera-Matic and people might wonder if you know what you're talking about. The non-profit organization formed by artists use their art to contribute to the community, this time with a lullaby parade.

How to Help Your Kids With Stress

From toddlers to little kids to big kids, each age group shows signs of stress differently. It's crucial to know what to look for, what steps to take and how to help your child manage.

How to talk to your kids about special needs

Fifty-seven thousand students with disabilities are enrolled in the Chicago Public School system. How can families talk to their kids about children with special needs?

How much ‘energy’ does a kid need?

As any mom or dad will attest, most kids are full of energy. Why then, would they want their children to consume caffeine for an energy boost?
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