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After-School Programs in the Great Outdoors

From parkour to boat-building, skateboarding to Hindi lessons, you’ve got options!

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5 Ways Homeschool Is Better than Zoom-School

If you can’t handle another year of zoom-school, have you considered homeschooling? Here are 5 great reasons to try it—you (and your kids) may just love it.

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Unpacking Back-to-School Feelings

You can be both nervous and excited at the thought of your child walking into a classroom with their peers, and so can your child. Here’s how to navigate those big emotions.

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An Elementary School With a Record of Excellence & Culture of Kindness

The people, programming and facilities at Chicago City Day School make it an incredible place to learn for pre-K-8th grade.

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Has Pandemic Parenting Shaken Your Confidence? Here’s How to Find It Again

“If there is a lesson here, it is that sometimes it takes a shock to the system to rediscover what is most important to us.”

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20 Kids Books with Positive LGBTQ+ Characters

Our friends at Common Sense Media put together this list of fantastic books to celebrate and educate for Pride Month and all year round.

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4 Ways for Your Child to Stay Connected While at Home

“Here are four suggestions for how to minimize feelings of isolation and ensure that your child continues to build and broaden their social skills.”

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Warning: You’re Probably Talking to Your Kids Too Much

Narrating a child’s experience is vital to develop language and build vocabulary, but it can be taken too far.

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Creating a Diverse and Intentional Bookshelf

“If you want your kids to imagine a better world the books on your shelf should reflect that.” — Kwame Alexander

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10 Ways to Foster Baby’s Interest in Music

Play it again, mom! Music can boost a baby’s language skills and brighten their mood. Here are 10 easy ways to introduce your baby to music.

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Your Guide to the City’s Best Yoga Studios for Families

Find your inner peace at these om-azing yoga studios that offer classes for every age and stage, including mamas-to-be, dads and babes, toddlers, tweens and teens.

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Speed of Life Too Fast? How to STOP When You Feel Overwhelmed

What’s the top cause of stress for working parents? For many of us, it is trying to balance the responsibilities of being a loving, caring parent who can be there for our kids, and being successful in our careers and…

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Raise the Barre: Best Kiddie Ballet Classes

If you have a tiny dancer on your hands, transform those wiggles and jiggles into demi-pliés and arabesques with the help of beginner ballet classes. Local studios offer great forays into the dance style. Here’s where you should leap into things.

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Author Priscilla Gilman Talks Kids, Books and Motherhood

Priscilla Gilman is someone you instantly want to become best friends with (and no, not just because rubbing shoulders with an award-winning author would vicariously fulfill all of your secret fantasies of hitting the non-fiction best seller list). A New…

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