2012 July

"Kidza" once again brings music to younger crowd this weekend more

Arts & Culture

Did you know the spittle bug can jump 115 times higher than its body length, or that the beaked whale can hold its breath for 85 minutes? For wild animals strength, speed, agility and endurance mean more than just medals: they are a matter of survival. more

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The best sites and apps to follow all the action in London and to cheer on Team USA. more

General Parenting

The white tent at the Chicago Botanic Garden is filled with hundreds of live butterflies of various sizes and colorings. Don't miss your chance to see the beautiful new exhibit before it flutters away. more

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Don't eat that! Loyola University Health Systems medical director of the infection prevention and control program dishes on the "5-second rule" even though he's used it, too. more

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The International Children’s Film Festival brings your kids a taste of the world in doses they can handle: three to five minute movies. more

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Photo by Matt Gallagher

July weekends offer lots of chances to see some beautiful sailboats from the end of Navy Pier. more

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Tired of the hand-cranked snow cone machines that take forever to chop up one cup? We tried out a new electric Snow Cone Maker that we just loved. more

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Michael Brosilow

Chicago Shakespeare Theater uses outstanding voices, swift choreography, dynamic costumes and computer-animated graphics to bring the enchanted world of Belle and Beast to life. more

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Museum of Broadcast Communications doesn't offer much for children for the price. more

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This month, Fab Mama Meredith Sinclair has your summer travel must-haves, from fab swim suit to easy-to-wear dresses. more

General Parenting

Kids will love watching the cooks in the window display along Wilson Avenue. Moms and dads will love the reasonably priced bread, plus unique cheese options and pâtés. more

Restaurant Picks

Ready to head out on a bike riding adventure with kids in tow? We've got some great ideas to get those wheels spinning. more

Outdoor Fun

Beat the heat with homemade ice cream the kids can help make. Yummy! more

Chicago Parent Archives

Nearly all elementary students lose some of the information and skills they learning during the school years over the summer break. What role you play in preventing it. more

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Donna Bozzo

The Bozzo family hit the trail to take in the Grand Canyon. They have tips to help you make the most of your own trip. more


As Radio Disney's N.B.T. On Tour kicks off in Chicagoland, Shealeigh's mom talks about the journey and what is ahead. more

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Moms make good businesswomen because, as we all know, they know know how to multi-task. Four moms share their stories on getting started as CEOs of their own businesses. more

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Photos by Caitlin Murray Giles

This month's craft will really get you and the kids in the mood for a great Independence Day. more

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