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April 2012

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Christopher Garlington experiences the terror of leaving his boy home alone for the first time. Read more

General Parenting

How to know if your child has a urinary tract infection. Read more

General Parenting

Reprinted with permission from The Baby &Toddler Cookbook by Charity Ferreira and Karen Ansel; photograph by Thayer Allyson Gowdy. Copyright 2010 by Weldon Owen Inc. Read more

Recipes

Dan Campana on what the Sox and the Cubs have to offer families this season (besides winning). Read more

Chicago Parent Archives

A new indoor play space just opened in Bucktown. Read more

Chicago Parent Archives

Traveling zoo keeper brings exotic animals to children Read more

PLAY

The famous (and infamous) Mongolian leader was born in 1155 and built an empire which lasted long after his death. Now the Field Museum has stories and artifacts from his life. Read more

Museums

Spring has sprung early, which means that the Garfield Park Conservatory, the Lurie Garden and the Chicago Botanic Garden are overflowing with feasts for the eyes. Read more

Nature

Alena Murguia finds that good food can be appealing to her kids, with a visit to Chalkboard. Read more

Restaurant Picks

Alena Murguia's kids have discovered space at the new Adler show. Read more

Museums

Sara R. Fisher is on a mission to eat healthier and do it quickly. Here are some of my favorite places to go when you've got to eat fast—but not fast food. Read more

Restaurant Picks

There's plenty to do outside this spring. Here are five suggestions to help you celebrate Earth Day. Read more

Chicago Parent Archives

Here's your chance to see all those vehicular wonders in one place, whether a police car, fire truck or tractor. Plus it's a great opportunity to meet the community helpers who drive them. Read more

Chicago Parent Archives

Celebrate Dia del Niño at the National Museum of Mexican Art on April 14. Read more

Chicago Parent Archives

Migratory Bird Day is April 28 (one day after Arbor Day). Read more

Chicago Parent Archives

The Morton Arboretum welcomes Curious George, who will help your children plant a tree. Read more

Chicago Parent Archives

Adventure Stage Chicago adapts The Giver, the dystopian book from 20 years ago, for the stage. Read more

Chicago Parent Archives

We all know we can go to the doggie park or to Petsmart, but we've got some other stores and destinations where you can bring Fido. Read more

Chicago Parent Archives

The center helps streamline the process for hurt children and angry parents to get justice and closure. Read more

Chicago Parent Archives

We asked Chicago Parent readers what they do to teach their kids to live in environmentally friendly ways. Read more

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