RSS feeds allow Web site content to be gathered via feed reader software. Click the subscribe link to obtain the feed URL for this page. The feed will update when new content appears on this page.

Family

A collection of news and information related to Family published by this site and its partners.

Top Family Articles

Displaying items 111-121
  • One couple, one old house, a Chicago winter: That's a 'Bachelor' I'd watch

     One couple, one old house, a Chicago winter: That's a 'Bachelor' I'd watch
    I haven't watched ABC's "The Bachelor" in seven years, but I gather from my Twitter feed that the convention hasn't changed much. Beautiful people leave their ho-hum lives to embark on an amazing journey. Catfights ensue, roses get dealt, fantasy suites...
  • 15 things to do with the kids March 2-8

    15 things to do with the kids March 2-8
      Monday, March 2: "FLIGHT OF THE BUTTERFLIES" How do monarchs migrate from the north all the way to Mexico? This acclaimed 40-minute documentary explains how scientists cracked the riddle of this insect's perilous, multigenerational journey. If you...
  • Dad movement champion Oren Miller has died

     Dad movement champion Oren Miller has died
    Oren Miller, the beautiful voice behind A Father and A Blogger, has died. I wrote about Miller in June, shortly after he announced he had stage 4 lung cancer, a diagnosis that prompted his sprawling and adoring community of friends to raise more than...
  • AKC releases most popular breeds of 2014

    AKC releases most popular breeds of 2014
    It's like election season for dogs, when the American Kennel Club tallies its registrations to gauge the most popular breeds for the year. Topping 2014's list is the breed that has been America's favorite for 24 years: The family friendly, smart-as-a-...
  • Newborn gorilla makes debut at Lincoln Park Zoo

    Newborn gorilla makes debut at Lincoln Park Zoo
    A new reason for families to swing over to Lincoln Park Zoo: A western lowland gorilla was born there this week. Visitors can get their first glimpse starting Saturday. The zoo is cautiously optimistic about the baby's health. "The infant is looking...
  • Preparing for the day when your presence embarrasses your child

     Preparing for the day when your presence embarrasses your child
    It has come to my attention that I'll soon mortify my children. Chaperoning field trips, lingering at birthday parties to chat, singing all the words to "Uptown Funk," these are things I do for everyone's enjoyment. The greater good, if you will....
  • Kids need communication skills above all, survey says

     Kids need communication skills above all, survey says
    The ability to communicate effectively is the single most important skill kids need to succeed in life, say the nation's grown-ups. In a newly released report, Pew Research Center asked a random sample of 3,154 American adults to consider a list of 10...
  • Can kids be good without God? Might they actually be better? A professor says yes

    Can kids be good without God? Might they actually be better? A professor says yes
    Cheer up, secular parents: Despite the benefits often associated with being religious -- comfort in knowing there's an afterlife, easily accessible communities that can quickly come to our aid and more -- you can (and many of you do) raise smart, well-...
  • 'Come As You Are' just might save your sex life

    'Come As You Are' just might save your sex life
    Emily Nagoski had to fight to call her new book, "Come As You Are." Pretty benign, right? Consider the subtitle, "The Surprising New Science That Will Transform Your Sex Life," and you see what the fuss is about. You also see why the book is so...
  • Send your kids away, but not too far away

     Send your kids away, but not too far away
      Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp This year marks the 50th summer for this camp, known for nurturing talent in budding musicians, singers, dancers, thespians and artists. Auditions are not required; fifth- through 12th-graders are accepted at all proficiency...
  • Chicago-area summer sports camps don't require Olympic potential

     Chicago-area summer sports camps don't require Olympic potential
      Retro Active Sports Camp Give your kids a taste of all the fun you had back in the day at this camp where they'll get to play old-school games like dodgeball, capture the flag, newcomb, spud, thunderball and wiffle ball. Ages 7-12. Registration:...