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January 2014

Chicago parents weigh merits of city or suburban schools

In a city like Chicago, where siblings can end up at different schools or a child can be waitlisted for dozens of kindergartens, it's hard to decide when to stay and when to go.

When grandpa takes a Chicago girl fishing

Strange things happen when the kids go to visit their grandparents in Alabama.

Oak Park snow man likes Chicago’s winters

If you can't get enough of the snow, head to Rockford this weekend to check out the results of the Illinois Snow Sculpting Competition. A creation by Oak Park resident Peter Hermann and his team will be on display.

Miss Lori is one entertaining Chicago mom

Miss Lori is a super busy Chicago mom who parents by trial and error.

When your kids want to unfriend grandma

Plugged-in Parent columnist Sharon Miller Cindrich tackles a sticky Facebook situation that might hurt Grandma's feelings.

4 ways to spend MLK Day in Chicago

Celebrate the dreams of Martin Luther King Jr. at four favorite, kid-friendly places in Chicago.

Meal help for busy Chicago parents

Make your food do double duty, plus other ideas to change up dinner.

Easy meals you can make with what’s in your pantry

When you can't get out to the store, your pantry can be a real dinner saver.

Eagle watching at Starved Rock State Park

It's time for the annual Eagle Extravaganza, when it's possible to see dozens of bald eagle on the waterways near Starved Rock State Park.

Chill out in downtown Chicago

Beat cabin fever with a change in scenery this winter at one of the three downtown Chicago's Hilton properties.
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