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Back to school season is upon us and Chicago Woman has made a roundup of children's boutiques that will make your kiddo feel confident and ready for the first day back to class! Read more

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The kids are still at camp and out playing, but the school supplies have it hit the shelves at the stores. Yes—school is upon us. As you get ready for the school year, here are a few tips to keep in mind as you prep. Read more

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As the temperatures cool down and days seems shorter, the urge to hibernate will be strong. Fortunately, we found some fun and adventurous ways to keep moving and enjoy quality time with your family. Read more

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It's the first weekend since school started and your kids likely don't have any homework and need something to focus on. Check out these duct tape projects your kids can tackle while they're homework-free. Read more

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As the last month before school starts, it's been officially dubbed as Family Fun Month. However, in between your work and your children growing up, spending time with your kids can be hard. Here are some ideas to remedy that! Read more

Things to do with the entire family that expand your summer fun while bringing everyone closer together! Read more

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With the right perspective, a lot of preparation, and some strategies for staying connected, traveling for work as a parent can be very manageable. It may even be a little bit fun. Bright Horizons shares tips for working parents who travel. Read more

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Not that you need an excuse to spend time outdoors during the summer—but outdoor play boosts fitness and decreases the risk of childhood obesity; increases focus and academic achievement; and reduces stress and increases feelings of well-being. Read more

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Meet Ashley Rossi, the Founder and CEO of OrgaNums, a locally-based baby food line that gives parents a healthier and tastier alternative for their tiny humans. Read more

How She Did It

Any mother can tell you: bringing home baby can be a stressful, exhausting moment in life. Tina Morton, Founder of Cloud Nine Baby Planning, launched a personalized service that helps new moms and dads navigate those early, bleary-eyed days. Read more

How She Did It

How to help your little one discover the magical world of books when they would rather be playing with their toys. Read more

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Cathy Krieger is President/CEO, The Children’s Place Association who is leading the efforts to help Chicago families and children with medical needs. She is a Changemaker who has touched lives of countless Chicagoans and here is her story. Read more

Inspiration

As Chief Executive of the Anixter Center, Dr. Garate leads a team that provides an array of services to the disabled, improving their quality of life in Chicago. Read more

How She Did It

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So often we feel guilty setting limits with our children. But setting limits, particularly when it “hurts us more than it does them,” shows them we care. We must remember we are not our children’s friend, but their most influential role model. Read more

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Choosing a summer program for a child with special needs can be challenging. Here are four important questions to ask to ensure that you find the right fit for your child. Read more

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Selecting the right summer program for your child can be tricky. If you are still searching, here are some tips to keep in mind to find the perfect fit for your little one. Read more

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If you haven't made plans for your Easter meal yet, don't worry- we have you covered with a few ideas for kids, out-of-town guests, or an excuse for a nice brunch with friends. Read more

Food + Recipes

Following the loss of her premature son, entrepreneur Carrie Meghie launched the Jackson Chance Foundation to help families manage the cost of visiting their newborns in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). Read more

How She Did It

When women caught in a violent situation at home seek safety in a domestic violence shelter, their pets often have no place to go. The Safe Haven Network provides peace of mind for abuse victims who are pet owners. Read more

Give Back

Seasoned RN Teri Dreher talks about the growing trend in patient advocacy and what it means for your elderly loved ones. Read more

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