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Spring 2013

Naper Settlement blacksmith finds new calling

Greg Merriam loves to make kids smile as he shares tricks of his historic trade at Naper Settlement.

Chicago Kite gets kite-flying beginners up in the air

Owner of Chicago Kite/Kite Harbor helped start kite festivals throughout Chicago.

A family trip to Hannibal, Missouri, inspired by Tom Sawyer

A five-hour drive from Chicago, Mark Twain's birthplace makes for a great overnight trip for families.

Adventure Stage Chicago tells West Town’s story in “Augusta and Noble”

New play tells the story of a young girl looking toward her future while embracing her Latino heritage.

Family vacation in Hershey is more than just chocolate

Spend a thrill-filled day riding roller coasters at Hershey Park, then slow down to appreciate the simple things at an Amish farm.

The Elephant and The Whale combines shadow puppets, circus life at Chicago Children’s Theatre

This story of an unusual friendship will captivate young audiences through a sea journey, circus songs and puppetry.

Hard Rock Hotel offers families a real Chicago vibe

Rock out at this hotel, perfect for families thanks to a central location and helpful staff.
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How to Address Racism in Kids’ Books and Movies

Talk about the racism with your kids, too.

Why Are Some Kids So Clingy?

Blame it on evolution.

Why I Took My Family on a No-Buying Journey

And it's a year-long project.

4 Ways to Add Pantone Illuminating to Your Life

Embrace the bright yellow.