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Social Media: It’s like Riding a Bike

“Most are surprised when I allow my children, at age 10 and 11 to use social media instead of waiting for the more accepted age of 13. Before getting all judgy, hear me out.”

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Can Dogs & Kids Sync Up Their Behaviors? New Study Has Answers

Pups and kids can have interesting relationships.

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A Virtual Babysitter? Yep, It’s a Thing Now

Find out how Sittercity is helping Chicago families during the shelter-in-place mandate with virtual sitters and a special program for essential workers.

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Exhausted Dad Comes Up with Genius Parenting Hack

Exhausted dad comes up with a genius way to keep his kids occupied long enough for him to rest his eyes for a few minutes. 

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Join the Wolf Pack at Shadowland Foundation

Do you know where the wild things are? This pack of wild and friendly wolves is just an 90 minutes outside the city, and would love to have you join their pack!

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Recall Alert: Boy Scout Uniforms…Wait, Huh?

The Boy Scout motto is “always be prepared”—but nothing could have prepared the Boy Scouts of America for this recall.

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Netflix Doesn’t Want You to “Binge-Watch” Its Shows Anymore

Netflix is keenly aware of the “just one more” phenomenon among viewers.

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Which Instant Pot Models Have Been Recalled? Some of Them Have Reportedly Melted

This isn’t the kind of “melt in your mouth” flavor we were going for.

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The Lawsuits Behind Lularoe’s “Pyramid Scheme”

LuLaRoe consultants claim they’ve been scammed out of money and here’s why.

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This Mom of 6 Has a Simple Method to Stop Kids from Interrupting

Try this mom’s genius technique the next time your little chatterbox interrupts your conversation.

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How to Declutter with Nothing but a Photo, According to Study

Saying goodbye to your kid’s pile of artwork may be easier than you think.

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The Fascinating Thing Kids Who Like to Play Dress-Up Have in Common

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Does your super tyke insist on wearing a cape wherever he goes? While that might spell annoyance when you’re trying to get him dressed for a fancy occasion, that superhero costume might actually have some real benefits.…

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Create Frame-Worthy Masterpieces at This New Art Class

Move the art projects from your kitchen table to this coastal, French-inspired studio.

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A Conundrum, A Chuckle and a Life Lesson

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As a mother of two boys that are now 17 and 19 years old,  I have had my share of interesting conundrums over the years. For some reason, those conundrums seem to always occur when I was home…

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Two Of a Kind or Opposite Sides of a Coin

Ask any mother of two or more children about her kids and you are likely to hear something similar to  the following phrases:  “They are nothing alike.”  “They are as different at night and day.” “They are not interested in…

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Learning to Not Care in a World on Display

Did you ever have one of those books that kept appearing in your life. Yes, I am sure that there are some analytics that are tracking my browsing history as I find myself with yet another ad of the very…

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The New Show That Will Blow Your Kid’s Mind

Choose Your Own Adventure meets Willy Wonka meets Sleep No More. Get tickets now!

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Embracing the change: Pregnancy

It’s no secret that women are curious or even scared about the condition their body will be in after having a baby.  Our heads spin with questions of: will my body ever be the same, will people see me differently, how…

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Discover a Hidden Gem: Archers Afield

If your little Katniss is all aquiver about archery, Archers Afield is a great place to learn.

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Baby Guide! The Resources You Need to Know

Sleep trainers? Yoga classes? Playgroups? Stroller shops? We have the scoop on the area’s best — and lots more.

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Horse Around: A Family Guide to Arlington Park

And you’re off! We’re willing to wager that your family will have a blast at Arlington Park, Chicago’s most prestigious horse racing track. It’s not just for betting. Sunday Family Days offers hands-on activities for pint-sized Pinto lovers in full…

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Jazz for Juniors

Seeing how much they have in common – unpredictability, bottomless energy, mood swings, and sometimes being an acquired taste – it’s no surprise that kids can quickly develop an affinity for jazz music, as long as their first exposure is…

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It’s My Party: Dino Dig

Some might see a torn-up front yard as a reason not to host a party at home. For Bellevue mom, Lauren R. it was an opportunity! The family was in the process of landscaping when she decided the front yard…

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