Summer 2013


The time to seek long-term care options for children with disabilities should begin when they are young. Read more

Special Needs

Sometimes a soothing hand is just what you need, one Chicago mom discovers. Read more

Special Needs

Imagine not hearing your child's first words or giggles or hearing a voice that doesn't sound entirely normal. Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago houses the Pediatric Voice Program, Chicago's only program dedicated to voice conditions. Read more

Health & Fitness

Her daughter was diagnosed with a pervasive developmental delay, but Diane Turner's hopes for a wonderful life for Rebecca still came true. She shares where her family is now and how their dreams became reality. Read more

Special Needs

A new rating system helps parents whose children have disabilities find the right backyard swingset. The Adaptive Swing Seat is a new product for backyard sets that provides neck, back, shoulder and waist support. Read more

Special Needs

Doyle family uses their own journey as a way to educate their community and help fight autism. Read more

Special Needs


This Wisconsin city is perfect for a weekend away from Chicago. Read more



Alaina Buzas / Digital Content Editor

New Orleans is more than Bourbon Street and beads. Check out how to make a great family vacation out of a trip to the Big Easy. Read more


The hotel might not really be built out of Legos, but your family will be amazed by everything else that is. Read more


Local families open their homes to players on the Schaumburg Boomers. Read more


Saddle up your horses, or at least wrangle the kids into the car, and head out to a dude ranch for your next family vacation. Read more

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Recently called out as an "Opportunity Area" by Mayor Rahm Emanuel, this vibrant area full of restaurants and shops is on the rise, and makes for a fun place to spend an afternoon. Read more

Neighborhood Guides

One of our favorite summer festivals for families hits the streets July 12-14. Read more

Fairs & Fests

Habitat Park, an exhibit at Kohl Children's Museum, is a two-acre outdoor park where nature discoveries abound. Access the great outdoor adventure where kids are encouraged to explore everything from a sensory garden to an interactive sculpture trail to prairie grass mazes. Read more


If you've never experienced a drive-in movie theater, it's time to pack up the car and head to Cascade's "Movies Under the Stars" in West Chicago. And don't wait-Cascade is the only remaining drive-in theater in the Chicago area. Read more

Arts & Culture

Storytown moves family favorite to a new location that's perfect for kids. Read more

Arts & Culture


Morton Arboretum

David Rogers' larger-than-life Big Bugs exhibit is back at the arboretum for the summer. Read more

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