Winter 2012


Building your own backyard ice rink is easy, with or without snow on the ground. Read more

Chicago Parent Archives

Established restaurant duo opens family restaurant where kids can watch their pizza being made and play with raw dough. Read more

Restaurant Picks

Participating in martial arts can help kids learn skills and values that will last a lifetime. Read more


Delicious brunch, comic books and old-fashioned charm await you in this western suburb of Chicago. Read more


Chicago physician pens play for teens addressing victims of violence. Read more

Arts & Culture

In the world of kid-friendly restaurants, Crosby's Kitchen is about as close to Alinea as we'll ever get. And that's fine with us. Read more

In the City

Kids ski for free at most of the state's ski areas, making a winter trip more affordable for families. Read more


Families will find plenty to do during a winter trip to Michigan. Read more


Our neighbor to the north boasts 30 downhill ski and snowboard areas. There's sure to be at least one that fits your family's skills and needs. Read more


The Radio City Christmas Spectacular brings its glitz, glamour and very high kicks to Chicago. Read more

Arts & Culture

Register now to run, walk or volunteer in the 4th Annual race down the lakeshore. Read more

Fairs & Fests


Marian Kraus Photography

Explore the holiday traditions throughout the city from the comfort of a cozy trolley. Read more

Holiday Fun


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