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January 2012

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Eun Jung Decker cooks to find herself, to have a tangible outcome to her day. Read more

General Parenting

It may be warm, but sculptors are already hard at work transforming blocks of ice into visions of beauty. But get their by Saturday. After the judging, the sculptures will be allowed to melt. Read more

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Christopher Garlington reflects on how his life has gotten quieter since his family started texting all of their conversations. Read more

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The Old Town School of Folk Music is set to open its new $18 million facility with a grand-opening celebration kicking off Jan. 9. After that, there will be 55 days of celebratory programming. Read more

Education & Workshops

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Chicago Parent reader Megan Sechowski got a great holiday present: a day of hair and makeup and new clothes, and - most of all - a day of pampering. Read more

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Erika Hildegard

And the makeup makes the process complete. Read more

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Erika Hildegard

Take out the curls and layer it out for simple styling. Read more

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Fank Pinc

Jillian Strauss presented our organizer with a challenge: organize a room for both work and play. Pooja Gugnani came up with a solution. Read more

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Photos: J. Geil

Out of the gray and into some lush colors. Read more

Chicago Parent Archives

Have trouble keeping New Year's resolutions? Caitlin Murray Giles has some advice to make simpler - and doable - goals. Read more

Chicago Parent Archives

If one of your New Year's resolutions is to get organized, why not start in your kitchen? Read more

General Parenting

New for 2012, city mom Sara Fisher is on the hunt for the hippest things to do in the city. She kicks off her new column, Best in Chi, by burning through a few calories. Read more

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The Hesters hit the Wonderland Express at the Chicago Botanic Garden to get that holiday feeling. Hurry, it closes Jan. 1. Read more

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The medicine cabinet tends to be a place we overlook when it comes to organizing. The new year is a good time to get it in order. Read more

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It happens, the cell phone plops in the toilet or goes through the washing machine. Is all lost? Before you despair, try drying it out first. Read more

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Do your kids think your ATM and credit card equal free money? Here are three simple ways to teach them about those bits of plastic. Read more

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Kick off 2012 by taking stock in your family's life. Columnist Jennifer DuBose provides the tips to get you started. Read more

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