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September 2013

When should I unfriend my kid’s Facebook friends?

If your kid breaks off a friendship with a group, some of whom you're connected to on Facebook, should you remove them from your Facebook friend list?

Chicago families can get out in nature this weekend

Turn off the screens and enjoy some time in nature with a hike, Stop and Study Stations and even Radio Disney.

Lead poisoned: How many Chicago kids will be hurt if something isn’t done?

Lead continues to be a problem for Chicago kids. Veteran writer Megan Cottrell knew what problems to avoid and took steps to protect her son, but he was poisoned just the same. She calls other Chicago parents to action.

Mom of the month: Michelle Sebastian, director of Illinois Girls Lacrosse Association

This month we talk with Michelle Sebastian, managing director of Lakeshore Lacrosse and founding director of Illinois Girls Lacrosse Association.

Oak Park family adopts four children from Ethiopia

Todd Wilson laughs thinking of the "organized chaos" he walks into after work. He admits living with seven kids - three biological and four adopted - can get intense, but that the experience has broadened what he calls the "band width" of his emotions.

Honey Bee Expo at Morton Arboretum

On Sept. 7-8, Morton Arboretum will host the Honey Bee Expo featuring a family bee hike, a beehive tour and a celebration of Happy Bee-Day in the Children's Garden.

Health Savings Accounts 101 for families

A tax-preferred Health Savings Account can help a family accumulate a stash of cash for medical expenses. Our money columnist Lela Davidson runs down the details of starting an account.
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