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5 Things Not To Forget In Your Summer Beach Bag

A day at the beach should include a bag full of essentials to keep you comfortable and protected in the sun. Here are five must-haves not to forget when planning a day at the beach.

07/15/2015

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Ask An Expert: Overcoming First Day Of School Jitters

Overcoming first day jitters — whether for kindergarten or a new school — all starts with the parents, according to two counselors who weigh in on the subject.

07/14/2015

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5 Tips For Students Adjusting To New School Schedules

Kids of all ages love the lazy days of summer. Schedules are relaxed and fun is the main focus. These five tips can make falling back into school routines at the end of the summer break can be a lot easier.

07/13/2015

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Tips For Choosing The Right University

Choosing the right college can feel intimidating and overwhelming, but considering these five tips for finding the right university will make the endeavour less stressful.

07/13/2015

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Best Free Summer Activities For Kids In Chicago

As the days are heating up and growing longer, you’ll want to keep the little ones entertained this summer – here’s how to do exactly that, and without breaking the bank.

07/10/2015

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Best Paintball In Chicago

If you are looking for an exciting paintball experience, give one of these arenas a try.

07/03/2015

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5 Ways Kids Can Help Around The House In Summer

Taking a break from summer fun to have kids help out with some things around the house is a win-win for any family. Chores are shared and kids learn the value in having responsibilities and the rewards in doing things for others. Here are five ways kids can lend a hand around the house this summer.

07/01/2015

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Celebrate The Fourth Of July Without Fireworks

If the nearest July 4th fireworks display isn’t so near, there are other ways to have a safe and sparkly holiday. Read on for some of these creative ways to light up your 4th of July when a fireworks display isn’t an option.

06/26/2015

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Best Fireworks In Chicago

What are your plans for the Fourth of July? If you’re looking for a place to watch fireworks in the Chicago area, then keep this list in mind.

06/26/2015

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July 4th Party Games For Adults And Kids

Get a little creative this Fourth of July. Here are five fun party games to entertain all the guests at your upcoming holiday barbecue.

06/24/2015

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Guide To Father’s Day In Chicago

Father’s Day is Sunday, June 21st. Here are some fun gift ideas and ways to celebrate with dad this weekend in the city.

06/19/2015

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Family Guide To Chicago’s Shedd Aquarium

The Shedd Aquarium in Chicago, Illinois offers many interesting exhibits and educational experiences; this family friendly facility is a must visit anytime of the year.

06/19/2015

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Best Go Kart Tracks In Chicago

Get behind the wheel at these go kart racing venues in the Chicago area.

06/12/2015

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3 Science Experiments To Try Outdoors With Kids This Summer

The weather is warmer and that means kids are gearing up to get outside and release some pent-up winter energy. These three outdoor science experiments offer curious young scientists a messy, fun learning experience.

06/11/2015

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Create A Drive-In Movie Theater Experience At Home

Drive-in movie theaters may be a thing of the past, but if you’re feeling nostalgic, you can create a drive-in experience in your own back yard. With a few supplies and some creativity, the sky’s the limit for your backyard theater.

06/10/2015

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Best Skate Parks In Chicago

Skate parks can be great places to try new maneuvers without worrying about pedestrians or cars. Here’s where to go in the Chicago area the next time you want to spend some time on your skateboard or inline skates.

06/05/2015

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5 Gifts For Dad That Will Make Him Feel Like A Kid Again

This Father’s Day, skip the neckties and coffee mugs and give dad something he can really use: A reminder of his youth.

06/04/2015

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Best Products For Protecting Kids Against Summer Sun

Keep away sunburn and have some fun in the sun this Summer with these kid-friendly products.

06/01/2015

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Best Tennis Courts In Chicago

Playing a game of tennis on the just right court is extremely important for tennis players, here are the best tennis courts in Chicago and surrounding areas.

05/29/2015

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Ask A Chicago Expert: Your Best Homemade Dog Treat Recipe

Make your own one-ingredient dog treat using this recipe from a Chicago expert.

05/22/2015