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Michelle Sussman

Bedrest can give moms time to do things they’ve been putting off. Here are 10 ideas to get you started passing the time. Read more

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You’re finally home from the hospital with your new bundle of joy. Read more

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 When the contractions get closer together and the baby is ready to arrive, it’s a little too late to consider how you want to give birth. Luckily, you can research your options and have a good idea of how you want to bring your new baby into the world before labor begins.   Read more

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When I discovered I was pregnant, I thought about the baby's sex (girl), decorating the nursery (moon and stars) and finding the perfect name (Tessa). But when my highlights began to grow out, I was suddenly faced with a decision many pregnant women confront: Should I dye or not? Read more

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At 37 weeks of pregnancy, your nerves have probably kicked into high gear. Read more

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Take a new approach to the outdoors this summer by fishing with the kids. Read more

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Almost every day of this summer—June 3-July 12 and July 16-Sept. 1—the Millennium Park Read more

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Kids big and small love to look skyward to check out what is in the air up there. Read more

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If you’re into Native American history, you don’t have to travel far to visit the largest prehistoric Indian site Read more

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You never want to be up a creek without a paddle when kids are involved, unless you’ve joined one of the many local canoeing and kayaking experts who can make sure you know what you’re doing. Read more

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Looking for a hands-on museum where kids can learn about Illinois history, Indians and nature? A place where they can discover the inside of a wigwam, touch furs and learn to trade just like the region’s ancestors? Read more

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It seems all children love the idea of a western and this summer they can experience the adventure first hand Read more

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New activities on a lazy summer day compare to cloud watching. Read more

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Summer’s a great time to head outside to play with the kids. Read more

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Whether you love to throw theme parties or you are wary of trick-or-treating, Read more

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When a pet dies, everyone in the family is affected. But for many children, this may be their first close encounter Read more

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When Susan Bearman of Evanston asked her kids to choose old toys to send with a friend visiting Ecuador with the charity Read more

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Those sweet baby outfits, the countless art projects and all of those birthday cards with well wishes. Read more

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Julien Stiehl is only 3, but thanks to his mom, Renata, he is already learning to be thankful for what he has. Read more

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