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August 2013

Strategies for every school supply shopper

Even the 10-cent pencils add up this time of year so check out these four tips to save some cash on back-to-school supplies.

Tall Ships festival returns to Chicago

It's been a few years since so many tall ships docked at Navy Pier, so we're excited about the return of Tall Ships Chicago. An international fleet of 14 ships will drop anchor and give Chicagoans the chance to view and even board some pretty impressive vessels.

How Chicago families can survive the challenges of middle school

Middle school can be tough on both parents and kids. The physical and emotional development during these years can seem overwhelming. Experts weigh in on surviving the changes and challenges middle school brings.

Chicago mom comes to terms with the monotony of life

Moms accomplish a lot each day. But sometimes the sameness of life leads to feelings of inadequacy and even regret.

4 can’t-miss Chicago summer moments

Summer in Chicago is sweet, but short, and all of a sudden it's September and you forgot to go to the beach. Before the back-to-school blues threaten to bog you down this month, make sure to hit these hot events and spots.

Shedd Aquarium’s Penguin Encounter great for a Chicago date

Looking for a fun afternoon out with your spouse? The Shedd Aquarium's Penguin Encounter is a great place to ditch the kids.

Create your own inspired sun weave craft

Capture rays of sunshine by creating your own sun weave from twigs and fabric.

How to digitally scrapbook your summer photos

Check out these four unique ways to preserve your summer memories.

Chicago Bears entertain families with annual festival

Want a sneak peek at what's happening with the Chicago Bears, while still making sure your kids have a good time? Head to Soldier Field on Aug. 3 for the 2013 Comcast Bears Family Fest.
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How to Get Your Child to Sleep Without a Nightlight

What to do when this habit becomes a problem.

Safe Edible Cookie Dough Recipe That Satisfies Your Sweet Tooth

Tips and recipes to enjoy dough straight from the bowl.

New Virtual Community Lets Teens Share Big Ideas

Fostering an innovative mindset in tomorrow's leaders.

Explore the Arts This Summer With ChiArts Camps

Brought to you by The Chicago High School for the Arts.