Packages: The Maximum-Fun Minimum-Drama Guide to Raising Kids in Chicago
Six Free Kid-Friendly Events
February 18 Presidents’ Day at the Chicago History Museum A live brass band, crafts, and a biographical play about the Lincoln family bring the American presidency to life for families everywhere — but most happily for Illinoisans, who get in gratis. 10 a.m. 1601 N. Clark St., Lincoln Park February 23 Engineering Fest This year’s edition of … Read more
Maggie Daley Park, a.k.a. Hell
Notes on a supposedly fun thing I’ll never subject my kid to again
“Why Do You Make Us Go Places We Don’t Want to Go?”
The struggle to get kids to do something in a city that has everything
The Best Spots for a Kids’ Birthday Party
One-up every parent in class with one of these six ingenious locations.
Lincoln Park vs. Brookfield: Which Has the Better Zoo?
How do the area’s two animal parks stack up against each other for a family outing?
War Stories From Chicago Kids’ Entertainers
Four party veterans share their wisdom.
The Five Best Playgrounds in Chicago
School psychologist Nora Geraghty breaks down modern parks that go beyond just letting kids blow off steam.
The Five Best Drives for Naps
Rosehill Cemetery, anyone?
Notes From a Former Child Model
Our senior editor shares insights from her time in the spotlight.