If you want to see a real live cow, or watch a pig race, or see cars smash up each other, there’s no place like the county fair. There are several county fairs that hearken back to the state’s agricultural roots. Here’s a look at …
Fall is here and it’s time for pumpkins
The UniverSoul Circus has returned to Chicago with performances at Washington Park and Union Park.
There’s a summer playground featuring history, greenery and a few different ways to keep cool where the No. 80 Irving Park bus and No. 85 Central Avenue bus converge.
At Irving Park and Central, take a dip into the heart of the Portage Park neighborhood, …
More than a third of recent marriages nationwide began online, according to a new University of Chicago study that was paid for by a dating website.
Blogger Rachel Macy Stafford (www.handsfreemama.com) shared some tips for parenting “hands free”: • Create a barrier between you and your device. “Actually putting these items out of sight was a huge help for me,” she said. • Take the apps off your phone. “A lot …
Alabama blogger, a mother of two, says her texting and posting and picture-taking was taking her away from important family moments.
Here are six delightful early toddler through kindergarten picture books that use snow as a prop or the star of the story.
Having kids may not make us miserable after all. The findings of two new studies suggest that parents today might, in fact, be happier than non-parents.
Kids whose parents split up when they were preschoolers have increased behavior problems, according to new research that suggests the timing of such breakups has long-term effects. The study by University of Chicago and Georgetown researchers found that such disruption — particularly in a child’s first three years but probably until they’re as old as 5 — “more strongly influences children’s development than changes later in childhood,” and those influences “seem to have negative effects on children’s behavior.”
Consumers will soon be hearing a lot about a new drug to handle erectile dysfunction — the first new pill for the condition in a decade. This one — to be sold under the brand name Stendra — starts working in about 15 minutes, versus 30 to 60 minutes for Viagra, Levitra and Cialis.
It should not come as news that the current childhood obesity problem continues to (pardon the pun) expand. On average, almost a third of children in the U.S. are overweight, many with Type 2 diabetes putting them in line for developing life-threatening diseases as they get older. Inspired by First Lady Michelle Obama’s organization, “Let’s Move!,” which was created to fight childhood obesity, you also can get your child moving onto a healthy path with some of these tips.
Want to improve your child’s chances of going into a career in science, technology or engineering? Giving a child puzzles to play with between 2 and 4 years old might help, a University of Chicago study suggests.
Learning to enjoy reading at an early age gives your child a jumpstart on her education, but schoolwork should not be the only reason to raise an eager reader. Enjoyment of reading is an important puzzle piece to a fulfilled life.
The Cleaner Plate Club is a must-read for parents of picky eaters. It comes with lots of information, a witty sense of humor, and even an any-mistake-you-made-we-made-it-too attitude.
The Cleaner Plate Club author Ali Benjamin tells you how to get your kids on the road to healthy eating.