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December 2010

We’re famous! Chicago Parent’s cameo in Little Fockers

The cover of Chicago Parent appears in a scene in "Little Fockers," the weekend's hottest new release.

A year in Chicago Parent covers

As 2010 winds to an end, we look back at the Chicagoans who brightened up our covers this year. Two Chicago athletes, one TV...

New Year’s Eve around Chicago with kids in tow

Hey, midnight is late. So we've rounded up the best non-New Year's New Year's events, helping you and your sleepy celebrators ring in 2011...

Penguin Paintings: the gift for the kid who has everything

What's black and white and red all over? The Shedd Aquarium's penguin artists, whose webbed-feet paintings are on sale this holiday season.

Chicago’s biggest destinations remember 2010, look ahead to 2011

From the rare baby chick hatched at Kohl Children's Museum to the one-of-a-kind Muppet world on display at MSI, it was a year to...

Can breastfeeding make your baby smarter?

New research suggests that babies, especially boys, who are breastfed for at least six months may have higher academic test scores down the road.

Interview with “Yogi Bear” voicer Dan Aykroyd

We grabbed a few minutes with Chicago's favorite funnyman, who is in town for the premiere of his film "Yogi Bear."

Ice skating comes to Rockford this winter

A new rink in Rockford includes a skating trail through lighted evergreen trees and along the banks of the Rock River.

The 5 best things to happen to Chicago kids in 2010

This year overcame a global recession, a polarizing election and another dose of double trouble in Chicago baseball with a series of awesome arrivals,...

Niles is named one of best places to raise a family

Niles' affordable housing, outstanding parks and library programs and free public transit make it a great place to raise kids - in fact, the best in Illinois, according to Businessweek.com's recent list of top family living spots.
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