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5 Fun Ways To Turn Your Backyard Into A Water Park For Kids

Beat the heat and the doldrums with water fun in your own backyard.

08/11/2014

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Best Pet Groomers In Chicago

If you’re looking to try out a new spot or just looking around at the differing grooming services offered, check out some of these pet salons that can make a real difference in the look and feel of your pet.

08/08/2014

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Best Petting Zoos In The Chicago Area

Visiting a petting zoo can be a great way to let the kids interact with animals, and get away from the hustle and bustle of city living.

08/01/2014

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Best Places For Families To Watch The Game In Chicago

While watching the big game at home can definitely have its advantages, going out as a family to watch the game on multiple television screens can help to hype up the event. Bring the kids to your next game-day celebration and skip the babysitter fee for a change.

07/25/2014

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School Safety Tips For Younger Kids

School is back in session, so take some time to go over these important safety tips with your children. This is just the beginning of the conversation, but it’s a great place to get started.

07/21/2014

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5 Things High School Seniors Can Do To Prepare For College

Senior year in high school is a time of choices, changes, and transitions. It’s also a time of hard work, where students aren’t just focusing on the schoolwork at hand, but also getting ready for college.

07/21/2014

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Back To School Study Tips For Teens

Help your kids make the most of their time when they head back to school with these 5 study tips.

07/21/2014

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5 Back To School Things Teachers Would Love Your Help With

Seasoned instructors share the essentials for your child’s transition back to the classroom.

07/21/2014

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Five Fun Activities To Get The Family Outdoors

Make this a summer to remember for the whole family with these five ways to bring everyone together while enjoying the warmer weather.

07/21/2014

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Best Places To Pick Summer Fruit Near Chicago

Getting fresh produce can mean picking it yourself at one of the many farms or orchards around the Chicago area.

07/18/2014

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Best Dog Obedience Schools In Chicago

From basic puppy classes to agility training, check out the following dog obedience schools available for your pooch in the Chicago area.

07/11/2014

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Summer Road Trip Checklist When Traveling With Kids

Packing essentials for a family-friendly road trip that won’t leave you wishing you’d never left home.

07/07/2014

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Best Dance Classes For Kids In Chicago

Instead of registering your child for soccer or basketball, consider taking a look at the following five dance classes for kids in the Chicago area.

07/04/2014

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Best Ideas For Fourth of July In Chicago

Need ideas for July 4th weekend with your family? We have the ultimate guide for your holiday weekend.

07/01/2014

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Best Drive-In Movie Theaters In The Chicago Area

Drive-in movie theaters can be a fun twist on the same old trip to the movies. Whether it’s a family-friendly outing or a nostalgic first date, Chicago has some great drive-in movie theaters worth taking a drive for.

06/27/2014

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Best Botanical Gardens In Chicago

No matter the season, visiting a botanical garden in Chicago is an excellent way to get closer to nature and experience the wonderment of plant life.

06/20/2014

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4th of July Fireworks Safety Checklist

Fireworks are a lot of fun, and many families enjoy setting off these sparkly treats every Fourth of July. Make sure to follow these tips to ensure a safe holiday for you and your family.

06/16/2014

Supporters of the United States National Soccer Team cheer during the Legends Cup soccer match, pitting retired national team players for USA and Mexico against each other, June 1, 2014 at the StubHub Center in Carson, California. The USA Legends defeated Mexico Legends 2-1.

Top 5 Ways To Make Americans Care About Soccer

Americans love their sports, just not soccer. With the start of the 2014 World Cup, here are 5 ways to make Americans care.

06/13/2014

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Educational Summer Activities For Kids In Chicago

The emergence of warm weather in Chicago doesn’t necessarily mean that the process of learning should be put on hold. Continue stimulating your child’s mind during the summer and ensure they don’t forget all that was learned during the year.

06/13/2014

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Your Ultimate Fourth Of July Party Guide

This CBS Local Ultimate Fourth Of July Party Guide will have you prepared for the best Independence Day since 1776.

06/12/2014