May 2013


Treasure hunting season is in full swing and we can't wait to see what we'll discover this summer. Read more


After just three days, it was painfully clear that breastfeeding wasn't working for Karen Poskozim or her newborn son. Read more

Chicago Parent Archives

Tips from the experts on choosing a swim club and how to get the most out of lessons. Read more

Chicago Parent Archives

There were a few problems with my daughter's creative writing essay. Problems with big capital F's. Read more

General Parenting

We spoke to kids and parents to find out what makes a mom 'cool'. Read what they had to say then take a quiz to find out just how cool you are as a parent. Read more

Chicago Parent Archives

It took one Chicago mom three babies before she finally got breastfeeding down. Now with her fourth baby, she cherishes nursing time. Read more

General Parenting


Mother's Day should be about what moms want to do. Sara has three great ideas for how she'd love to spend her holiday. Read more

Holiday Fun

Our Mom of the Month is Eirene Heidelberger, who founded GIT mom, a coaching firm to help parents "get it together". Read more

General Parenting

Eating veggies doesn't have to be boring. Make these veggie martians for the kids and they'll eat them right up. Read more


Yes, it is possible to get your picky eater to eat healthy food with a smile on their face and a tantrum-free mealtime. Read more

Health & Fitness

The theatre performs a first: a special performance of The Elephant and The Whale set aside for children with autism and their families. Read more

Special Needs

In this month's Plugged-In Parent column, Sharon Miller Cindrich tackles what you need to know before letting your kids join Instagram. Read more

General Parenting

Shedd has partnered with Healthy Fare for Kids to bring a variety of kid-friendly nutritious options to the aquarium's cafe menus. Read more

Health & Fitness

As long as there have been couples, there have been spats over money. We look at the three ways couples commonly handle their cash. Read more

General Parenting


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