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June 2012

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Caitlin Murray Giles

Candies to rocks and everything in between can be kept in a safe place by your little collectors. Read more

Chicago Parent Archives

Pirate ships, thrones, medieval castles and ultra-slippery slides: all fodders for the imagination at Olly Olly Play Cafe. Read more

Chicago Parent Archives

As yourself some questions before you post pictures of other peoples' kids. Read more

General Parenting

Some great options for summer reading for kids - with high tech readers. Read more

General Parenting

Pop culture often portrays fathers as bumbling, or simply not important. Jennifer DuBose says fathers matter - and mothers should let them. Read more

General Parenting

With wife Leny, son Kyle, 9, and daughter Kayla, 7, by his side, Sou recently spearheaded a fundraiser that collected $7,000 for the homeless and victims of natural disaster in Cambodia. Read more

General Parenting

Popular media pushes probiotics and prebiotics. Our health columnist Dr. Lisa Thornton says that scientists are starting to see the claims are largely true. Read more

General Parenting

Serves: 4 (3/4 cup per serving) Nutrition Information: 250 calories, 36 g carbohydrate, 17 g protein, 6 grams fat, 10 mg cholesterol, 4 g dietary fiber, 423 mg sodium Recipe used with permission from daisybrand.com. Read more

Recipes

Kids' normal routines are disrupted during the summer. That's no reason to let their eating routines slide. Read more

General Parenting

The Museum of Science and Industry has produced Summer Brain Games—eight weeks of at-home experiments for families done with no-cost or low-cost items. It's free. And It's online. Read more

Museums

When we think "healthy," we usually think food and exercise. One Chicago business owner wants us to think clothing and mattresses, too. Read more

Local Gems

Taking your family for an overnight at the Palmer House is like walking through history - with all the modern amenities and technology. Read more

Travel

Alena Murguia discovers Freshii - fast, healthy food. Read more

Restaurant Picks

Sara Fisher with her takes on the best beaches in Chicago - with advice of what to bring. Read more

Outdoor Fun

Drury Lane's production of Hairspray is an infectious, fun, garishly bright musical that slyly gets to deeper issues like racism, self-esteem and bullying. Read more

Chicago Parent Archives

Kohl Children's Museum brings back their Chagall for Children exhibit, which introduces children to the work of Chagall - with hands on lessons in many of his techniques. Read more

Chicago Parent Archives

We’ve only got a few weeks left until the athletes of the world converge on London for the Summer Olympics. Get in the Olympic spirit now with World Sport Chicago, which brings its Family Sports Festival to Armour Square Park. Read more

Chicago Parent Archives

If you’ve ever longed to sleep in the shadow of a 747—and really, who hasn’t?—check out MSI’s Snoozeum, a rare opportunity to catch your zzz’s at one of Chicago’s premier science spots. Read more

Chicago Parent Archives

Summer, bike rides and skinned knees seem to go together, so why not mark the start of the hot season at Bicycle Bonanza, Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum’s celebration of all things two-wheeled. Read more

Chicago Parent Archives

Anyone who’s ever gone through an awkward stage (in other words, all of us) can agree there’s something strangely inspiring about the process every caterpillar goes through. Now there’s an opportunity to see the winged wonders up close at the new Butterflies & Blooms outdoor garden. Read more

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