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Park No. 535 (aka: "Wisconsin Park") - Lincoln Park

15 Hidden Playlots You Need to Seek Out

There are so many secret gems tucked between buildings and nestled in quiet neighborhood pockets. It’s up to you to find them! Start here.

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Just Opened: A Spot for Drop-off Childcare

Take a day, or even just an hour, to do your thing while your kids are entertained. Yep, it’s what local parents have been waiting for. Here’s the scoop!

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Family Guide to the Best Summer Festivals

Good vibrations? Check. Here is our ultimate list of summer festivals families will love!

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12 Momtrepreneurs You’ll Want to Be Besties With

You might be surprised to learn just how many supermoms live just around the corner from you. Meet some of the most inspiring local business owners!

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8 Pancake Spots That Need to Rule Your Breakfast World

In our brunch lovin’ city there are tons of great places to get everything from plain ol’ silver dollars to creative, gourmet flapjacks. Here is our must list!

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Amazing Summer Camps That Still Have Space

Don’t freak out because you haven’t signed up for summer camps yet. Here are your best bets — with great themes ranging from science to nature to princesses!

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Sip, Sip, Hurray! The Best Local Juice Bars for Kids

Capri Sun? Been there, sipped that. Now introduce your kid to Chicago’s fresh-squeezed juice scene at family-friendly spots from River Forest to the West Loop.

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Organizing Your Home Will Be A Breeze With These Easy Apps

This is the spring you’re going to finally get organized—and we’ve got 8 apps to help make it happen.

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For Playing All Day: Maryknoll Park - Glen Ellyn

The Coolest Playgrounds in the Western Suburbs

These nine fun-tastic choices have everything from swooshing zip lines to water blasters to topsy-turvy climbing structures. Go west!

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Birthday Cake Showdown: The Bakeries You HAVE to Order From

No matter what your child’s superhero, video game or character obsession du jour may be, you will find a Chicago-area bakery up to the task. Dig into these favorites!

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Glazed Expressions

8 Paint-Your-Own Pottery Studios That Break the Mold

Go ahead and paint the town red — or blue, or green or any other color under the sun — at these clay-tastic spots for all ages.

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5 Shows & Exhibits You Should See NOW

Before your brain takes a summer holiday, check out what’s new on the culture scene. Here’s the scoop on everything from a Viking adventure at The Field to a quirky-cool puppet show at the Chicago Humanities Festival.

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21 Must-Have Family Memberships

Are you loyal to a certain museum, play space or attraction? Join it for mega discounts, freebies and ways to avoid long entrance lines. Here are top favorites!

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Sharks Swim Club

6 Swimming Schools to Kick-Start Pool Season

Get your guppies going! These kid-approved swim schools focus on everything from playful instruction to competitive training.

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You’re Off! 8 Great Kids’ Runs & Stroller Races

On your mark. Get set. Go! We laced up our sneaks to bring you this list of the best kid-friendly strolls, dashes, obstacle courses and charity races.

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