Suzy Q is a Beagle mix at Cache Creek Animal Rescue in Joliet which is facing possible eviction just days before Christmas. (Credit: Cache Creek Animal Rescue)

Ask A Chicago Expert: How To Keep Your Pet Cool This Summer

Taking care of your pets during the summer months in Chicago is extremely important. Marcia Coburn, President of Red Door Animal Shelter, offers her expertise in how to keep your pets cool in the warmer months.

05/15/2015

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5 Tips To Get Your Pet Ready For Summer

Help your pet enjoy the Summer by preparing them with these five tips.

05/12/2015

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America’s Top 5 Must-Visit Aquariums

Want to explore the ocean’s depths while staying on dry land? Visit 5 of the most must-visit aquariums in the U.S. according to Sy Montgomery, author of, “The Soul Of An Octopus: A Surprising Exploration Into The Wonder Of Consciousness.”

05/12/2015

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Best Mother’s Day Gifts In Chicago

The problem when Mother’s Day rolls around is finding the best way to say thank you, I love you and I appreciate you.

05/08/2015

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Best Places To Get Flowers In Chicago

Not only have flowers been known for their romantic appeal if you are trying to impress, but the language of flowers has always been one of emotion. During Victorian times, the gift of floral arrangements […]

05/07/2015

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Best Places To Do Arts & Crafts For The Whole Family In Chicago

While some art and craft activities cater only towards youngsters, Chicago offers some great venues that allow the whole family to participate. Rather than visiting your local park again, visit an arts & crafts center that can stimulate creativity and imagination.

05/01/2015

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5 Ways To Celebrate Mom Outdoors With The Whole Family

Get outside and celebrate Mother’s Day with these fun activities the whole family can do together.

04/28/2015

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3 DIY Jewelry Organizers For Mother’s Day Gifts To Make Mom’s Life Easier

Get creative this Mother’s Day with these three easy DIY jewelry organizer ideas.

04/26/2015

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Best Local Gyms That Provide Child Care In Chicago

Oftentimes the excuse for not working out is lack of childcare. Check out some of the local gyms in Chicago that provide childcare, and become swimsuit ready while the kids play.

04/24/2015

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Best Places To Go On A Picnic In Chicago

Chicago’s warmer months can be a great time to have a picnic. Whether you’re taking in the skyline or just enjoying the outdoors after surviving another Chicago winter, there are some picnic areas in the city that stand out above the rest.

04/17/2015

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5 Simple Exercises That Lower Stress

Looking for a way to lower stress? Try these five exercises from Dr. Tami Meraglia, author of “The Hormone Secret: Discover Effortless Weight Loss and Renewed Energy in Just 30 Days.”

04/14/2015

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Best Family-Friendly Bike Trails In Chicago

Grab your helmets and bottled water for a fun afternoon on a bike ride with your family. From paths in the city to serene rides in forest preserves, the Chicago area offers many bike riding trails for all abilities.

04/10/2015

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Best Playgrounds For A Playdate In Chicago

Using a playground for a playdate can be a great way to keep the kids entertained and socialized. Chicago offers a number of different options to keep kids of all ages interested, while the parents can do some chitchatting of their own.

04/03/2015

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Best Dog Runs In Chicago

Let Fido run off the leash at these dog runs in the Chicago area.

03/27/2015

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Best Family Hikes Near Chicago

From a stroll in a city park to a hike in the woods, there are plenty of places to explore on foot with your family in the Chicago area. Here’s a list of five family hikes worth a look this spring.

03/20/2015

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Unexpected Social Security Benefits For Divorcees

There are plenty of things to consider while going through a divorce. Don’t overlook the financial benefits that you are entitled to from social security.

03/19/2015

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Ask An Expert: Spring Break Staycation Activities For Kids In Chicago

With spring break on the horizon, you might be wondering what to do with your kid. Our experts give their tips for a fun and memorable spring break in Chicago.

03/13/2015

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Ask An Expert: How To Give Your Picky Eater More Healthy Foods

A constant struggle for many parents involves how to infuse healthy foods onto the plates of their picky eaters. Former preschool teacher and mother of four, Laura Roby, offers some advice on how to get a picky eater to eat more healthy foods.

03/06/2015

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Best Dog Parks In Chicago

Not all parks in Chicago cater to dog owners, so finding the perfect dog-friendly park can make a huge difference in the outdoor time for you and your pooch. Find out which dog park suits your needs, and you might just find your new go-to space for your dog socialization time.

02/27/2015

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Ask A Chicago Expert: Keeping Your Kids Entertained On A Snow Day

Consider some of these activities the next time school is closed on account of snow, and see how your child will not only be entertained but will also continue to learn while school is closed for the day.

02/20/2015