Editor's Picks
For Gym-tastic Adventures: George's Gym

5 Kiddie Classes That Come to You

Stay at home and let the teachers come to you. The fun includes everything from gym romps to music lessons to art experiences.

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A New Burger Joint That’s Kid Paradise

Get to know the latest addition to the “Meat”-west. This cult fave will have you flipping for its burgers, dogs, crinkle-cut fries and concretes.

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12 Apps & Alerts Every Chicago Parent Should Have

Smartphones ready! There’s an app to help you park, pay your dinner bill and even find a potty.

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12 Holiday Shows for the Whole Family

Joyful carols. A grumpy Grinch. Stunning acrobats. Klezmer bands. They’re all part of the awesome holiday shows sweeping through town.

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A New Playground With a Mega-Slide & Zip Line

The Chicago Park District’s latest has a rolling landscape and lots (we mean lots) of bells and whistles. Get the scoop here.

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For Workouts With Childcare: The Dailey Method

9 Essential Services for New Parents (Shhh … They’re Local Secrets)

Meet the people and places every new parent in Chicago should know about (and bookmark … and have on speed dial!).

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Winter Break Camps to Book Now (They’re That Good!)

No school? No problem. Keep the learning alive (and the stir-crazies away) at camps across town.

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6 New Children’s Books by Local Authors & Illustrators

Get to know some local talents that have a way with words and pictures. We’ve got the scoop on the latest books to add to your library.

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Birthday Party Food Ideas That Aren’t Pizza

Nothing against ‘za. But for a choice less ordinary, go with one of our six local picks, from bao buns to mini meatloafs.

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2 New Coworking With Childcare Options

Here’s the scoop on businesses that provide you with quiet working space (WiFi included!) and your sidekick with a supervised place to play (toys included!).

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6 New Restaurants That are Majorly Kid Friendly

Polish donuts. Meatball sandwiches. Nutella empanadas. There’s lots for kids to be excited about at the Chicago eateries that opened this fall.

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A Secret Play Space That’s Red-Hot

Sound the alarm! If you have a firefighter fan in the family, this is the hidden-gem play space you have to try.

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For Fancy Footwork: Knoch Park

Monkey Around! Best Playgrounds for Climbers

We went up ladders, got lost in jungle gyms and scaled walls in search of the best playgrounds for climbers. Get ready to go bananas — because here they are.

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Cool Candy Shops You Might Not Know

Skip the mini Snickers and explore local candy shops that offer something new — in both flavor and ambience.

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New in Town: A Genius Store for Baby Gear

Give this boutique a big smile and friendly “coo.” It may change you and your baby’s world for the better.

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