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Top Free (or Uber-Cheap) Things to Do with Kids in Chicago

Have big fun with the family in the city without dropping a lot of dough and keeping safely distanced.

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The Best Places to Get Kids’ Ears Pierced in DC

Questioning who to trust for your child’s ear piercing? Check out our round-up of places to go in the DMV.

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76 Hilarious Mom Memes to Get You Through the day

Are those tears of laughter, or just actual tears? We’ve got your antidote for a tough—or average—day of parenting.

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A Day in the Life of One Tired Mom Trying to Get Organized

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I’ve resolved to get organized and develop better habits for 2019. I woke at 5 a.m., according to my new regimen, where I can catch a little “me time” and plan my day.
My son—who normally…

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Realistic Ways to Teach Your Kids about Money

“Financial skills are essential to navigate life, so here are some realistic ways to teach your kids about money so they’re set for the future.”

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Can You Be Allergic to Valentine’s Day? You Totally Could Be

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It’s tough to plan a flawless date for that special valentine when allergies and asthma can get in the way. Allergies are the 6th leading cause of chronic illness in the U.S. with an annual cost in…

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The Valentine’s Day Gift That No Kid Wants

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Ah, Valentine’s Day: is there any other holiday besides Halloween more closely linked with candy, dessert, flowers and jewelry? Read on for some tips to make this holiday a safe one for those you love the most, both…

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Stay Home, Hit Play with Mayor Lightfoot’s New Educational Video Series for Chicago Families

Stay at home and explore Chicago’s museums and cultural institutions with Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot.

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Where to Score Birthday Freebies for Your Kiddies

Some of our favorite shops, play spaces, restaurants and entertainers celebrate their little fans by giving them a free gift on their birthday. VIP treatment, here you come!

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Moms, You Can No Longer Get This Birth Control in the U.S.

This controversial birth control device is being taken off the market.

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Get Me Outta Here: An Escape Room for Kids

Time to choose your own adventure and escape from summer brain drain!

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Why I Refuse to Buy My Child Twinkle Toes

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In the world of parenting there are long lists of “Things My Cild is Obsessed With That I Secretly Loathe.” In the two years I’ve been a mom the top ranking choices seem to be:
1. Calliou (need…

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25 Totally Free Things You MUST Try This Winter

Here are our favorite 25 things to do with kids when winter hits the Southland, and they won’t cost you a nickel!

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Gimme Shelter: 6 Spots for Indoor Play on a Rainy Day

It’s true that rain is a rarity in the our part of the Golden State but when it rains, it pours serious fun at these spots.

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Turn Left: 12 Memes for Lefties So True They’re Funny

Scissors, spiral notebooks, keyboards: there’s nothing left-handers can’t master. Here are some 12 hilarious memes that prove it’s a good thing to be a lefty.

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A Retro Arcade Where Games Cost Nickels

There is a special little place where you can still hear the ping, zings and tokens oozing from the change machine. An arcade that is just as cool as you remember ‘em to be, fully equipped with air hockey, skee ball, pinball…all begging for your high score.

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5 Faves from Parent Hack’s Asha Dornfest

Asha Dornfest, founder and publisher of Parent Hacks and one of Portland’s Top Mom Bloggers , shared her favorite local family spots and of course some parenting hacks in 5 quick questions!

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1.  What’s your…

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