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Gift Guides: The Best Subscription-Based Gift Ideas

Whether you procrastinated gift shopping or have simply exhausted your list of gift ideas, here are some of the best subscription-based services to give as gifts to friends, family and loved ones this holiday season.

12/11/2014

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Millenium Musings: I Don’t Want Kids

By Heather Sadusky CHICAGO (CBS) — I’m a Millennial who does not want kids. Every time the topic comes up, people are shocked by my lack of interest. Family and peers are astonished that I don’t want […]

09/22/2014

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Over-Programmed? Why My Kid is Taking a Break from After-School Activities

By Wendy Widom CHICAGO (CBS) — I am doing something revolutionary with my daughter at the beginning of this new school year and that is… nothing. She is about to enter second grade and, at least for now, […]

08/19/2014

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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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Create DIY Road Trip Survival Packs

Road trip survival packs should include everything to keep the family safe and occupied while on a road trip.

07/16/2014

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Dr. Rebecca Bailey’s Tips For A Safe Halloween

Going trick-or-treating with the kids this Halloween? Elizabeth Bailey RN and Dr. Rebecca Bailey’s have some helpful tips for ensuring a safe and fun night out in the neighborhood.

10/24/2013

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Transportation Advocates Urge Kids To Ride Bikes To School

Schools nationwide are taking part in the annual “Walk and Roll to School” day, and the Active Transportation Alliance is organizing it locally.

10/09/2013

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Are Young Kids Smarter These Days?

There’s no doubt our kids seem to be exposed to more information earlier in their lives, but are they more intelligent? CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole reports.

09/26/2013

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Ed’s Driveway: Don’t Leave Kids In The Car

We hear about tragedies all the time. Stories of children who die from heat stroke after being left in a car, sometimes by accident.

07/20/2013

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More Kids Suffering From Kidney Stones

How is it that children and adolescents are getting hit with painful kidney stones? CBS 2’s Mary Kay Kleist reports.

02/14/2013

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Four Cops, Suspect Hurt In Overnight Shooting

CBS 2 has learned there were three young children in the backseat of the vehicle during the confrontation with police.

01/05/2013

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Winter Break Guide To The Botanic Garden

This time of year–winter break after Christmas–most of the parents I know are in search of two things: a way to entertain the troops that does not include TV, and a little warmth. Last year we discovered the wonders of a place that offers both when we ventured to the Chicago Botanic Garden. Since our first trip there, we’ve since become much more acquainted, so here’s a little guide to the garden with kids during the winter.

12/27/2012

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Best Thanksgiving Books For Kids

Snuggle up with your little ones and let these beautifully worded (and funny!) stories about being thankful and celebrating with gratitude soak into your heart!

11/21/2012

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Best Halloween Children’s Books

There’s not much more relaxing and enjoyable than jumping into some cozy pajamas on a chilly fall night and snuggling up with a good book. Even when you’re only four or five years old. Here are some fabulous family-friendly books that celebrate autumn and Halloween with all of the fun and none of the scare!

10/25/2012

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Chicago Botanic Garden: HallowFest

Looking for the perfect Halloween celebration for the kids? Check out what Chicago Botanic Garden has to offer…

10/18/2012

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Best Fall Sports Leagues For Kids In Chicago

Come fall, sports leagues for kids in Chicago explode with activity. Boys and girls from tots to teens get a healthy dose of competition, pride in themselves, energy exertion and a way to keep busy in a productive way that won’t drive parents crazy. Explore the best fall sports leagues for kids in Chicago when school starts this year for a well-rounded, happy kid all year long.

08/31/2012

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Best 5 Fun Things To Do Before School Starts In Chicago

The clock is ticking down: Summer is almost over and nobody’s ready. Sure you may have completed your technical preparations. Maybe you have done all of your school supply shopping, picked out the perfect outfit for the first day of school and even finished that daunting list of summer readings. Before the kids return to school, bid that summer vacation the proper farewell, soaking up the last relaxing, sun-soaked days together.

08/17/2012

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Chicago Back-To-School Guide

There are some great ways to prepare for the school year without stressing yourself or your wallet. Avoid the cookie-cutter look of the big chain stores with these fun, funky area options sure to please any family.

08/03/2012

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Guide: Diffusing Sibling Arguments

This summer has left our family a little fried in more than the roast, toast and burn kind of way that 100-degree heat and full-on, daily sunshine leaves in its nightly sunset. Specifically, this summer has left me, the mother of two little boys, totally burned out by 10 a.m. after breaking up the tenth argument of the day.

07/24/2012

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Best Spots To Spend A Summer Day In Chicago

Chicago boasts a variety of activities that include boat rides, gardens, outdoor concerts and nature museums perfect for any family this summer. Whether you live in Winnetka, Wheaton or Wicker Park, Chicago and the suburbs offer a little bit of everything parents need to get the kids out of the house when school lets out.

07/13/2012

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