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July/August 2022

Gun Safety Movement Organizations to Get Involved

If you want to join the fight to help end gun violence, start with these organizations.

My Mantra: Let Love Be Your Guiding Force

A Chicago mom of five shares her favorite parenting mantra.

4 Easy Breakfast Ideas for Kids to Help You Get Out the Door

Try one — or all — of these easy breakfast ideas for kids when the school year begins.

Real Life: Lucy Knisley

This acclaimed graphic novelist and Evanston mom opens up about motherhood. Plus she has a great new middle grade book out now.

Cool Places to Travel with Your Kids Before School Starts

From Kings Island to Medusa's Slidewheel and more, here a few last-minute excursions to enjoy with the kids before the new school year.

Family Neighborhood Guide: Visiting Tinley Park with Kids

Get to know this south suburb full of fun for families.

How the Local Mom Behind the Bad Momz of Comedy Found Her Funny Bone

How a mom of two tuned into her needs and is now laughing throughout Chicagoland with Bad Momz of Comedy.

Beautiful Flower Fields Worth the Drive

These flower fields near Chicago feature tulips, sunflowers, lavender and more depending on the season.

Why Some Kids Eat Things They Shouldn’t

From boogers to pen caps, here's why some kids can't seem to keep strange and stomach-turning things out of their mouths.

5 Ways to Help You Set Boundaries and Prioritize What’s Important

How busy moms can really — and should — make time for themselves.
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