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Megan Cottrell

It's easy to get started creating waste-free lunches for your kids. more

Chicago Parent Archives

Stay calm and pick your moments when it comes to caring for baby. more

Chicago Parent Archives

Think your drinking water is free of lead? Experts warn that despite city assurances, tap water might still carry toxic amounts of the chemical. more

Chicago Parent Archives

Chicago is filled with people who use their energy and talents to make the Windy City and its suburbs such a great place to live while helping those around them. We selected five who are good examples of that giving nature. This holiday season, we hope they inspire you, too. more

General Parenting

Lead continues to be a problem for Chicago kids. Veteran writer Megan Cottrell knew what problems to avoid and took steps to protect her son, but he was poisoned just the same. She calls other Chicago parents to action. more

General Parenting

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

General Parenting

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