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Not Fake News: Fascinating Facts About Chicago That Every Kid Should Know

We bet some of your favorite foods and gadgets were invented right here in Chicago. Know what they are? We’ll tell you. . . and give some fun facts, too!

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How to Talk to Boys about Periods & Why It Matters

The goal is to start small and build on that foundational knowledge in a developmentally appropriate way as your child grows—rather than trying to pile on information all at once.

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A Hack to Foster Your Child’s Self-Awareness & Build Their Resilience

Our job as parents is to help our kids learn to reflect on their experiences, not just have an experience.

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Breaking the Evil Stepmother Stereotype

“Being a stepparent can be as simple or as difficult as all the parties involved choose to make it.”

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Miscarriage: A Story of Hope

“I only wished to be numb to get a break from the sharp points of the pain. That winter is over now, but remnants of snow and ice still linger and always will.”

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Kellan & Brittany Lutz Welcome Baby Girl

The “Twilight” actor and his wife welcome their first child.

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22 Black Heroes Our Kids Should Know By Name

In order to give your kids an ever-widening view of the world, we’ve found Black heroes that have left a legacy for generations to come.  

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Celebrate Snape’s Birthday by Reading All the Harry Potter Books for Free

Access ebooks, audiobooks, and magazines from your library using your phone or tablet.

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What I Did Not Expect In & Out of the Hospital

“We were home and totally excited! We were now a little family of three! What I didn’t know was that this was about to turn into the hardest month of my life.”

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HEINZ Is Giving Families a Spooky Way to Celebrate Halloween

There’s no creepier condiment than HEINZ Ketchup.

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Candy Corny: 45 Halloween Jokes for Kids

Invoke some jack-o’-lantern grins with these hilarious Halloween-themed jokes for kids.

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Undecided about a Home or Hospital Birth? Answering These 7 Questions Will Help

“What really matters is who does the delivery, where will the delivery be done, and how will the delivery be done but if you are still undecided about a home birth or a hospital birth, answering these 7 questions may help.”

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Struggling to Get Pregnant? Your Progesterone Levels May Be to Blame

“Understanding the importance of progesterone and the most effective ways to test for it can empower you with valuable information and help your better advocate for yourself on your TTC journey.”

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The One Question We Knew We’d Have to Answer Eventually

“Here it was—a few days before Mother’s Day—my little boy wanted to know where his mother was.”

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City of Angels: Creative Ways Kids & Families Can Give Back Right Now

From writing cards to seniors to participating in a virtual fundraiser, here are 12 ways to help during the COVID crisis.

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How to Help Others (& Yourself) During Social Distancing

We’re going to get through this—together. Here are a few ways you can help.

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11 Things You Must Learn to Love if You Want to Have Kids

“If you are about to have kids, or are thinking about trying, just remember that you won’t sleep until they are 18, your coffee will always be cold and they will repeat all the bad words you say.”

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Science Says 50 Is the New 40 (When It Comes to Safely Having Babies, That Is)

Here’s what new research has to say about advanced maternal age.

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New Study Finds the Brains of Babies & Adults Sync Up During Play-Time

Here’s another reason for one-on-one play-time with your baby!

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This 13-Year-Old’s Invention Helps Kids to Feel Better about IVs

Ella Casano’s Medi Teddy bags take come of the fear out of IVs.

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Here’s How to Watch the 3-Day “Harry Potter” Thanksgiving Marathon

The USA network has the magical marathon on its schedule for 2019.

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Your Age-by-Age Guide to All Things Harry Potter

If your family is just getting into this magical world, this quick age from Common Sense Media will help you navigate the amazing empire of Harry Potter books, movies and games.

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8 Changes You Should Never Make for Your Partner

Here are some parts of you that you should NEVER change because of someone else, and how to tell if you already, so you can stop.

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How to Watch The Rare Super Blood Wolf Moon Lunar Eclipse

Don’t miss this rare event with your little stargazers.

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Why Are Prince Harry & Meghan Markle Moving Out? They’re Leaving Soon

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are packing up and moving out.

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Your Morning Cup of Joe Is Actually Really Important—But Not for the Reason You Think

Your morning coffee does so much more than just keep you awake.

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If Your Child Has Asthma, They Were Probably Born During This Month, Study Finds

Being born during this particular season can have an impact on your baby’s health.

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Breastfeeding Could Lower Risk of Stroke in Moms, Study Shows

Breastfeeding has major health benefits for moms, too.

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