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20 Must-Read Children’s Books by Chicago Authors

Add local talent to your bookshelves with these Chicago-based authors. . . you might even be surprised by one very well-known name.

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A Remarkable Education Comes from the Heart

As parents, we highly value education. While on the hunt for a school with exceptional academics it can be easy to forget one crucial component: emotional learning, otherwise known as “EQ”. For 145 years, Sacred Heart Schools has been instilling…

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50 Fall Activities to Jump Start Your Favorite Season

How many of these things have you done with the kids?

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The Last Thing I Thought I Would Do in Lockdown but Here We Are

“Waking up every day and being disappointed about the inability to make future plans is no fun. So rather than be low-level sad about it, I’m going to do this instead.”

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Unforgettable Fall Roadtrips for Families

Visit the mountains, the desert, and the sea without leaving the state.

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12 Online Jobs That Are Hiring Right Now

Now’s as good a time as any to snag one of these full-time or part-time jobs that’ll let you stick around the house.

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An Elementary School Offering a Rigorous Education & Culture of Kindness

It’s almost time: back to school! Finding the right school for your child can be challenging, especially for the elementary school set at this crucial time in their development. Kids at these ages don’t exactly have the mental matureness to…

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36 Back-to-School Jokes for Kids (because You Really Need a Laugh)

Don’t get the back-to-school blues! Yuk it up with these hilarious-but-clean school jokes for kids.

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All the New Shows for Families Coming to Netflix in September

Settle in for shorter days and longer nights with these great new titles for kids and families.

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We Tried the Best Meal Delivery Services & Here’s What We Discovered

Nutritious, prepared meals directly to your home? Yes, please!

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Here Comes the Pun: 315 Jokes for Kids

Why did the nurse have a red crayon? Check out 310 to find out!

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Coding Resources & Challenges for Kids

There are many free or low cost coding programs available to teach kids this skill.

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Reach Out: NYC’s Top Parenting & Support Groups

Now more than ever it’s important to connect. Find your online tribe here!

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9 San Diego Resorts for Your End-of-Summer Staycation

Pack up and go! Discover the perfect local escape for your last-minute vacation.

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10 Healthy, Plant-Based Meal Delivery Services (& Coupons to Save You Money)

Whether you are looking to change your family’s diet to be a little more Earth-conscious, or you want to expand your Meatless Monday repertoire, these plant-focused meal delivery services have you covered.

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After Reading My Notes from Middle School, This Is What I Want My Daughter to Know

Reading through these handfuls of folded paper, I was reminded of classmates I hadn’t thought of in decades, crushes I thought I’d never get over and endless inside jokes. But they also made me realize these five truths.

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The Best Activity Books to Keep Kids Busy This Summer

There are sticker books, STEAM activities and more!

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How to Build Trust with Your Tween (According to Experts)

While they won’t help with the inevitable eye roll, this expert advice can help you connect and build mutual trust.

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How to Avoid Divorce: Expert Tips that Could Save Your Marriage

Marriage is tough. But whatever you do, here are two things you should never do and one to prioritize.

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6 Things Moms Forget to Do but Shouldn’t

Your health is important and shouldn’t be neglected. Just as you take care of your kids, you must take care of yourself, too.

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Cozy Up: 10 Nearby Vacation Rentals to Make You Feel at Home

Pack your favorite road trip games and snacks to last for miles, it’s time to book one of these vacation homes you can drive to in three hours (or less!).

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The Pros & Cons of Late Start Kindergarten (According to Experts)

They’ll have more time at home, but with they be bored when they get into the classroom?

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2021 Bay Area Fireworks Guide

Your crew will be thrilled that the July 4th festivities are ON for 2021!

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Festivities That Will Ignite Your 4th of July!

Plan out your 4th of July festivities. Read on to find out where you should spend the holiday with your crew.

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The Best 4th of July Fireworks, Parades & Kid-Friendly Parties in LA

Your 2021 guide to all the best parades, parties and firework shows happening in LA this 4th of July.

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2021 Guide to San Diego’s 4th of July Fireworks & Festivities

You know you are looking for ways to celebrate!

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24 Free (or Super Cheap) National Summer Programs for Kids

These nationwide programs will keep your kids busy and happy all summer long.

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How to Know Your Kids Are Ready for Independence (According to Experts)

When is it time to give your child some responsibility and let them do things for themselves?

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Passing Resilience to Our Children

“Resilience is about getting up, finding a new path, and moving forward to ultimately achieve your goals and dreams.”

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21+ Places to Visit to Learn More About Black History

Let’s take some time on Juneteenth to learn about these museums, memorials and historical sites.

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The Unexpected Place I Found My Biggest Supporter

“When I had one of those big parenting moments with my teen the other night, she was there, trying to build me up and remind me that I am a good mom.”

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How to Use Social Media Without Judging Yourself—or Your Kids

Photo: Christina Furnival via Real Life Mama
Who uses social media? 
*Counts sea of hands* 

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Do you ever notice how social media can mess with our understanding of our individual children’s developmental paths? We often…

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