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December 2012

Chicago Maid-Rite sandwich is just right for kids

Maid-Rite has arrived in Chicago's Lincoln Park and families are sure to flock to the diner-style eatery that is as kid-friendly as it is delicious.

How to handle your child’s first relationship

A reader asks for advice on how to deal with bad behavior from her son's first girlfriend.

Best-selling author Mary O’Donohue’s website continues her mission to spread kindness

Your Ripple Effect is a bucket list, with a twist. It's about giving back to your community.

Rush offers a new parent support program for Chicago families

The free programs address everything from what parents can do about bullying to answers about ADHD medication.

A dad’s annual holiday struggle

Christopher Garlington shares his struggles with assembling toys and wrapping them well enough to be presentable.

Boredom prevention during Winter Break in Chicago

These three exhibits will at least keep the kids occupied for a few days.

Upscale, kid-friendly food and fun at Pinstripes

Families can bowl, play bocce and dine in a "grown-up" atmosphere at three Chicagoland locations.

Choosing an e-reader for your kids

How can you choose which is right for you child? Take a close look at these considerations when comparing gadgets.

3 places to find unique holiday wares in Chicago

These shops bring something unexpected to the usual holiday decor.

The uptight bakers and the boy

Holiday cookies bring family together—within reason.
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How to Make a Kid-Friendly Charcuterie Board

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COVID-19 Vaccine: What Parents Need to Know

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Win American Girl’s 2021 Girl of the Year

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My Mantra: Is This The Hill You Want to Die On?

Lisa Brislane, Harwood Heights