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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.

23 hours ago

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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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Best Bars To Spend Your Tax Return/Celebrate End of Tax Day In Chicago

Receiving your annual tax refund is often a highly anticipated event. Why not reward yourself with a celebratory drink in Chicago?

04/09/2015

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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 Rainy Day Bars In Chicago

Rainy days in Chicago can still yield some great fun with friends, especially if you’re thinking of checking out some local bars. Whether you’re looking to watch the game on the big screen or just some comfort food to keep away the cold, Chicago offers some bars that will help keep away the rainy day blues.

03/26/2015

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Best Baseball Bars In Chicago

Chicago is a baseball city with fierce fans on the side of either the Sox or the Cubs. Regardless of who you’re rooting for, there is a baseball bar in Chicago that will suit your tastes.

03/19/2015

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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 Irish Bars In Chicago

Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day in Chicago inevitably entails visiting one of the many Irish bars scattered throughout the city. Whether you’re looking for a good drink or some authentic Irish cuisine, there are some options that stand out from the others.

03/05/2015

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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

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Best Ski Slopes For Kids Near Chicago

What good is it to live in a city like Chicago if you can’t take advantage of the snowy winter months? For parents looking to take the kids skiing, there are some great ski slopes within a few hours drive from the heart of the city.

02/13/2015

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Best Valentine’s Day Dates For Parents In Chicago

Make this Valentine’s Day a family-friendly holiday, and get everyone involved in this romance-filled day.

02/06/2015

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Ask A Chicago Expert: After-School Activity Ideas

After-school activities can be a great way to help your child continue to learn outside of the classroom. Liz Kuhn at Mercy Home for Boys and Girls offers some insight into how to keep your child active after school.

01/30/2015

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Five Ways To Be Disaster Ready In Chicago

While snow storms may get all the attention in Chicago’s weather news, tornadoes are not uncommon in and around the city. Be prepared for tornado season by planning and strategizing to ensure your family is ready in case of an emergency.

01/16/2015

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Best Places To Take Family Photos In Chicago

Taking family photos can be a great way to capture a moment with each passing year. Take advantage of some of the great locations throughout the city to make your family photo stand out with a picturesque backdrop.

01/02/2015

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Best Places For Ice Skating In Chicago

Ice skating in Chicago can be a great way to embrace the winter season. Take advantage of some of the best rinks in the city, and have some winter fun besides the standard snowball fight.

12/26/2014

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Best Upcoming Theater Productions In Chicago

Seeing a live performance can be a great way to infuse some culture into your entertainment routine. Chicago offers some great upcoming theater productions in winter, whether you’re looking for a classic tale or something with some holiday spirit.

12/22/2014

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Best Ways To Celebrate Hanukkah In Chicago

Take advantage of a communal celebration or an educational event in Chicago, and make the most out of your Hanukkah festivities.

12/05/2014

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Ask A Chicago Expert: Thanksgiving Crafts For Kids

Getting kids excited about the holidays can be pretty easy for Christmas and Halloween, but sometimes Thanksgiving can be a little tricky. Get some expert advice on crafting projects for Thanksgiving for your kids, and see how excited they will be on Turkey Day.

11/21/2014

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Chicago Businesses Are Enhanced By Understanding Customer Behavior

Shemiah Williams discusses how she was able to use her psychology degree to create a more productive experience in business.

11/17/2014

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