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October 2013

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With New Year's resolutions still fresh on paper, one Chicago mom decided her family needed a family motto to start off the year. Maybe you'll want one now, too. more

General Parenting

For busy parents, sometimes it's a lot easier to click a mouse than hit the stores for holiday shopping. We've got some tips to find the best deals online. more

SHOP

Looking for a night out? Fire+Wine in Glen Ellyn should be on your get-to list. more

Chicago Parent Archives

Some things are just meant to be -- until the husband puts his foot down. That's what happened to one Gurnee mom. more

General Parenting

A lesson from Mexico. The Day of the Dead exhibit at the National Museum of Mexican Art helps families explore the subject of death in a healthy, less fearful way. more

Museums

Tween girls -- and even younger -- face conflicting messages every day over what they are supposed to weigh and look like. One mom ponders how to protect her daughter more

General Parenting

Football season is in full swing. If you're a tailgating newbie, here are a few tips from families in the know. more

General Parenting

Explore the Windy City a new way with help from apps that serve up easy tours more

Chicago Parent Archives

Fright Fest offers something for everyone in the family from the littlest goblins in it for the candy to the oldest ghouls who like to be scared to death. more

Fairs & Fests

Walt Disney's imagination and innovation come to life at the Museum of Science and Industry's new exhibit, celebrating 90 years of magic and Mickey Mouse. more

Chicago Parent Archives

Halloween fun isn't reserved just for Oct. 31 any longer. The next few weekends provide plenty of opportunities to wear that fantastic Halloween costume. more

Chicago Parent Archives

Think outside the box this fall when trying to find something fun to do with your family. Chicago mom Donna Bozzo has uncovered seven ideas to consider. more

Chicago Parent Archives

Scarecrows are at the center of this festival, but these are no ordinary scarecrows. You'll see everything from mechanized versions to superhero creations. more

Chicago Parent Archives

Starting Oct. 1, you can shop for health insurance. Nearly 1.3 million Illinois residents who are uninsured and eligible may qualify for lower costs on coverage in the Health Insurance Marketplace, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services estimates. more

General Parenting

Parents need to expose kids to listening, compassion and self-respect in order to help them be successful in life. more

General Parenting

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