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December 2011

Tool box tacos

Add an unexpected element to taco night by creating a taco tool box.

Sugar cookie letters

Mix up a batch of sugar cookie dough and make alphabet letter cookies for some whimsical fun.

Healthy Deep Dish Pizza

Introduce your family to this healthy take on a local favorite.

Tuna boat

Put a little sea in your food, plus some healthy vitamins and minerals. Serves 4.

Meatloaf cupcakes

Surprise your kids by serving "dessert" for dinner. Dig out your muffin tin and create meatloaf "cupcakes" with mashed potato "frosting." Serves 8.

Get crafty with cranberries

Cranberries aren't just for eating. And if you bought too many, here are some great ways to get rid of them.

FlexJobs helps workers telecommute

A Chicago mom has created a service that vets telecommuting jobs for parents who want a flexible schedule.

The benefits of hiring your children in your small business

Own your own business? There are advantages for everybody involved to hire your kids.

Limit computers for children under 2

Children under 2 should not play with computers or watch TV, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics. Our columnist, Sharon Cindrich, knows that, realistically, that's not going to happen.

Green with Envy

With money tight, your kids may not get the toys and electronics their friends get. Here are some common sense steps to help them handle the disappointment.
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9 Indoor Water Parks Near Chicago

Get to these water parks in 3 hours or less.

How We’re Raising Kids Who Care Today

Generation Alpha is already leading the conversation.

Real Life: Val Warner

"The balancing act is the toughest part."

How to Address Racism in Kids’ Books and Movies

Talk about the racism with your kids, too.