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What Parents Need to Know about Nutrition & the First 1,000 Days

The struggle is real when it comes to making sure our kids are eating healthy and nutritious foods but here’s what you need to do to make sure your kids are getting the proper nutrients they need for brain development during those first crucial years.

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12 Children’s Books That Celebrate Native American Cultures & Authors

Today is Native American Heritage Day. Support your little reader’s quest for cultural knowledge with these engaging books.

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39 Questions Perfect for Your Next Family Dinner

We’ve got unique dinner conversation starters that will be sure to invoke giggles, guffaws, and a good time for the whole family.

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Experience History at Pullman National Monument

Let’s give a big welcome to the first, the only, national park site in Chicago. (Insert rowdy applause.)

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5 Tips for Supporting Your Child This Back-to-School Season

It’s no wonder that one of the biggest indicators of children’s success in school is parental attitude toward school. Here’s how you can help.

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When You’re at Your Lowest & Nobody Knows

I remember sitting in that school auditorium, looking around at all the parents and thinking, “If you only knew what it took to get us here.”

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Demystifying Endometriosis

Dr. Lindemann explains what endometriosis is and whether or not you can still get pregnant if you suffer from this painful disease.

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We Went Screen-Free for a Week & This Is What I Learned

Six surprising benefits from a week-long electronics detox.

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11 Ways to Dress Up Your Front Porch & Door This Halloween

Trick-or-Treaters will be delighted with the crash-landing witch for sure!

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18 Places to Find Incredible Outdoor Art

These creative spots do more than just inspire—they offer plenty of fresh air, too.

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13 Easy Nature Craft Activities (You Only Need a Few Sticks!)

Will your stick become a fairy house or a family portrait? Only you can decide!

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Diaper Bags That Don’t Look Like One

You’ll say OMG to the O.G. bag!

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The Only 2 Things to Say to Your Kid after a Game

Imagine if every time you took the garbage out or loaded the dishwasher someone offered helpful tips on how to do it more efficiently. Now, imagine how your kid feels after every practice or game.

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Work It Out in These Maternity Athletic Leggings You’ll Love

This just in! Mom-approved leggings for working out while rocking your bump. Size ranges included so you can find your best fit.

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We Found the Perfect Gifts for Your Resident Superstar

Lights, camera, action! Does your kiddo love captivating an audience with elaborate stories, hamming it up at family functions or belting out ballads in the car? Let their creative juices flow with the Tobi 2 Director’s Camera and the Tobi…

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Serenity Now: Babymoon Ideas for NYC Parents-to-Be

Make a break for it while you can. (Warning: you’re gonna want to come back to these places after the kid arrives!)

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Expert Tips to Throwing the Best Birthday Party with Animals

Get wild and dig into planning your special animal celebration with these tips (we especially love #4) from a professional animal handler.

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Celebrate Palmer House Hilton’s 150th Birthday & Bake Their Famous Brownies

Palmer House Hilton might be turning 150, but they’re famous brownies never get old. We’re sharing the super-secret recipe just in time for baking season.

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How to Plan a Pirate Treasure Hunt for Kids

From how to set the stage to how to create a map, we’ve got everything you need to know.

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One Fish, Two Fish: 11 Places to Catch This Year’s Salmon Run

When it comes to seeing the salmon run, these spots are really jumpin’!

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10 Reasons Why It’s Great to Be an Older Mom

Number 4 is a big financial win, for sure!

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20 Baby Memory Books & Baby Journals

Keepsake pockets, ink pads and written prompts you’ll want to fill out!

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How to Use & Send Avocado in Your Child’s Lunchbox

Easy ways to incorporate avocados into your kid’s lunches and how to prevent them from browning so they’ll actually eat this healthy fruit.

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27 Family Halloween Costume Ideas to Copy This Year

Wait until you see the “Peter Pan” family costume!

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11 Simple Greek Recipes for Families

These healthy recipes are so easy, even the kids can help out in the kitchen.

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The Best Advent Calendars of 2021

It’s never too early to grab your advent calendar.

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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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Grab & Go Amazon Snacks Perfect for School Lunches

Freeze-dried fruit, crunchy cheese snacks and all the best bars that top our list!

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The Best New Store-Bought Snacks You Haven’t Tried Yet

Stock their lunches and your pantry with delicious, healthy snacks they will actually eat.

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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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