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Robin Huiras

Since becoming a mom, writer Robin Huiras has started to realize things about her dad that she'd never known before. Read more

Chicago Parent Archives

Making a picky eater the head chef can help spark an interest in eating a healthy and balanced diet Read more

Chicago Parent Archives

With a fatal mutation in her own genetic code, one couple finds a way to make their family complete. Read more

Chicago Parent Archives

You're not losing your mind. And you're not alone -- data suggests about 80 percent of new moms experience some type of memory loss. Read more

Chicago Parent Archives

Twenty years ago when Eric Cooper was a boy growing up on Chicago’s North Shore, his elementary school teachers Read more

Chicago Parent Archives

When the unthinkable happens, some women are finding help and healing through the Indiana Mother's Milk Bank. Read more

Chicago Parent Archives

For Tamera Garrett, living with a child affected by a growth disorder has been a rollercoaster ride of struggle and success. Read more

Chicago Parent Archives

Mid-way through her pregnancy 11 years ago, Bobbi McGrath knew something was wrong. Read more

Chicago Parent Archives

Deno Andrews would shock strangers with his vocabulary, drawing comments such as ‘he’s very wise for his age’ Read more

Chicago Parent Archives

Spending the day away from home, meeting new people and the prospect of learning are the hallmarks of beginning Read more

Chicago Parent Archives

With school programs, afternoon activities and weekend events, managing children’s schedules Read more

Chicago Parent Archives

Between paper plates, decorations, crumpled gift wrap and the newest plastic toys and electric gadgets, birthday parties have a carbon footprint that far exceeds your kids size fives. Read more

General Parenting

Playing outside seems like such a simple thing. Read more

Chicago Parent Archives

Just as a specialty camp exists for just about any type of kid, kids with special needs can attend just about any camp. Read more

Special Needs

This summer, Mother Nature will assume the leading role at dozens of summer camps across the Chicago region. Read more

Chicago Parent Archives

Although she’s a child of the suburbs, Tracey Keenen’s a city girl at heart. Read more

Chicago Parent Archives

Like many young professionals, Kristin Daus’ lifestyle revolved around Chicago—she worked downtown, rented an apartment in a trendy neighborhood, used public transportation and took advantage of Chicago’s many diversions. Read more

Chicago Parent Archives

Whether from a bustling city ward or tranquil suburban subdivision, a child’s health and happiness depends less on where they’re raised and more on who’s raising them and how, experts say. Read more

Chicago Parent Archives

For many children, toys are the wellspring of imagination—a tool for healthy development. But within the past several months, nearly 11 million children’s toys have been deemed dangerous and associated with causing death. Read more

Chicago Parent Archives

While her daughter was a patient at Illinois Masonic Medical Center’s neonatal intensive care unit, Read more

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