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October 2013

Chicago mom on the hunt for a family motto

With New Year's resolutions still fresh on paper, one Chicago mom decided her family needed a family motto to start off the year. Maybe you'll want one now, too.

Finding the best online bargains this holiday season

For busy parents, sometimes it's a lot easier to click a mouse than hit the stores for holiday shopping. We've got some tips to find the best deals online.

Chic food without the Chicago hassle

Looking for a night out? Fire+Wine in Glen Ellyn should be on your get-to list.

How to convince your husband he needs a puppy

Some things are just meant to be -- until the husband puts his foot down. That's what happened to one Gurnee mom.

Day of the Dead tradition offers natural way to view death

A lesson from Mexico. The Day of the Dead exhibit at the National Museum of Mexican Art helps families explore the subject of death in a healthy, less fearful way.

Chicago mom struggles with society’s conflicting messages on girls’ weight

Tween girls -- and even younger -- face conflicting messages every day over what they are supposed to weigh and look like. One mom ponders how to protect her daughter

Who’s ready for some football?

Football season is in full swing. If you're a tailgating newbie, here are a few tips from families in the know.

The best new apps to explore Chicago

Explore the Windy City a new way with help from apps that serve up easy tours

Six Flags’ Fright Fest offers a ghoulish good time

Fright Fest offers something for everyone in the family from the littlest goblins in it for the candy to the oldest ghouls who like to be scared to death.

Wonderful world of Disney comes to Chicago

Walt Disney's imagination and innovation come to life at the Museum of Science and Industry's new exhibit, celebrating 90 years of magic and Mickey Mouse.
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