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April 2011

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After just a year in their adopted hometown, Debbie and Jorge Cases can’t imagine living anywhere else with their three kids. Read more

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There is one place where women are at the top of the pecking order, a place where men are looked upon as outsiders who do not belong: the playground. Read more

Chicago Parent Archives

If I wanted my girls to avoid being trapped by the fears that sent me scrambling at the sight of a tiny spider, I had to face those fears. Read more

Chicago Parent Archives

A walnut gremolata makes this delicious fresh asparagus dish a real treat. Read more

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Preserving today’s resources for our children is what sustainability embraces. Read more

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My family are pause-aholics. There is no cure. They turn a 30-second commercial into a 10-hour miniseries. I swear to God if they hit pause again, I’m going to throw the remote into the blender. Read more

Chicago Parent Archives

Using the Internet for medical information is like a treasure hunt: You can find some gems, but you can also end up in some very strange places. Read more

Chicago Parent Archives

This year, experiment with a material called bleeding tissue paper to dye your eggs. The color transfers to other surfaces (like egg shells), leaving an interesting “tie-dyed” impression. Read more

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Most of the time, you can’t tell my wife, Vicki, is suffering from multiple sclerosis. That’s because she is not suffering from MS. She is living with it. Read more

Chicago Parent Archives

In 1992, Chicagoan Dave Wojciechowski was diagnosed with MS. Gone were the father-daughter bike rides and walks. As people with MS adjusted to a new life of uncertainty, they're also learning new ways to connect with family. Read more

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Mayor Richard Daley famously declared he wants Chicago to be the most eco-friendly city in America. How green is Chicago, really? Well, there are shades of green, depending on where you are on the map. Read more

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If it weren’t for my playgroup, I would have never known that the little boutique in Lincoln Park is the best place to find a pair of extra-wide shoes, and that there’s a secret preschool a few streets away that doesn’t advertise but has the best program in the South Loop. Read more

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When making matzo balls, nothing beats small hands for forming the round balls of dough. Read more

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Older kids can help peel the apples. Read more

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