January 2013


Avoid ugly utility bills this winter with easy makeovers for the most expensive rooms in your home. Read more

General Parenting


Illustration by Tom Deja

Does your kid want to skip school a lot? Try a few of these ideas for attendance notes and they'll never play hooky again. Read more

General Parenting

This fruit and yogurt sundae from Sunkist is a refreshing and healthy alternative to a classic ice cream treat. Read more


That ring of dirt around the tub means the family has been outside making new discoveries. Read more

General Parenting

What's so special about being "Great at 8"? Read more

Chicago Parent Archives

Feeling helpless when it comes to your child's homework? Online tutoring might be the solution. Read more

Education & Workshops

The best barbecue from all over the country at one restaurant. Read more

Restaurant Picks

Embrace the wintery conditions outdoors with a craft inspired by the super fluffy snowy owl. Read more


Jennifer Wheeler Wood is being schooled by her son but that's just fine with her. Read more

General Parenting

Arts n Spirits gives friends a place to chat, paint and relax, plus it's BYOB. Read more

Date Night Ideas

This Naperville mom is an author and creator of a seven-book series and activity website for kids. Read more

General Parenting

This new Southport spot is kid-friendly but offers coffee that packs a punch for adults. Read more

Restaurant Picks

Labeling a food as ‘organic’ can give you a false sense of security. Know what organics to skip at the store. Read more

Health & Fitness

Stay warm this winter at these cozy family destinations. Read more

Indoor Fun


Erika Hildegard Johnson

Haircuts, wardrobe changes and a little bit of attitude give these dads full style makeovers. Read more

Chicago Parent Archives

Women can build agility and strength, plus lose weight, during these high-energy workouts that are great for moms. Read more

Chicago Parent Archives


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