July 2013


Even kids will love the food at the New England Seafood Company in Chicago. Part restaurant, part fish market, this place has the ambiance and even the smell of ocean living. Read more

Restaurant Picks

This summer, Chicago families can experience the science of spinning at Kohl Children's Museum. Their new exhibit mixes interactive fun with science. Read more

Chicago Parent Archives


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Come with an empty stomach and an open mind, and you'll have a great night out. Read more

Date Night Ideas

I bought my son an airsoft pistol so he could play with his cousins. But I think next time he'll choose a book instead. Read more

General Parenting


Locally-sourced meats, delicious desserts and the best baked mac and cheese will leave the whole family satisfied. Read more

Chicago Parent Archives

Chinatown's summer fair and dragon boat races will have Chicago families feeling as if they traveled the globe to the Far East. Read more

Chicago Parent Archives

Buying fresh, local food can be affordable. Check out our tips before your next trip to your neighborhood farmers market. Read more


A great treat mixed from farmers market finds that can be spiced up or toned down based on your picky your eaters are. Read more


Unable to find an affordable mermaid costume for her daughter, KayCee Militante decided to DIY it. Read more

Stuff We Love

Stick close to ratings and follow these simple guidelines to keep your gamers safe from other players. Read more

General Parenting

The summer months are a popular time for families to go on vacations. Before you leave the driveway, make sure your car seats are safe. Read more

General Parenting

Serve these cinnamon chips with summery salsa at a get together or for a fun snack at home. Read more


Less is more, so take on the summer at a slower pace and reconnect with the family. Read more

General Parenting

Big food companies are on the battlefield for your family dinner, and your wallet. Make sure to balance what you eat to keep your kids healthy. Read more

Health & Fitness


Photo courtesy of Brian Stoiber

More than a hot air balloon festival, Eyes to the Skies also features Lumberjack training for kids and a carnival. Read more

Fairs & Fests

This easy science project mimics colorful fireworks explosions and is a perfect craft for your Fourth of July weekend. Read more



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