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  • Watching your kids talk to strangers can be a gift

    Watching your kids talk to strangers can be a gift
    I love it when my kids talk to strangers. I took them to get haircuts the other morning at a hipster barber shop in my neighborhood. The kind of place where they hand patrons a beer when they plop down in a chair (adult patrons, of course). The kind...
  • Mansions and Millionaires tour showcases Chicago history

     Mansions and Millionaires tour showcases Chicago history
    Put on your walking shoes for a glimpse of old money — literally and figuratively speaking — with the Driehaus Museum's "Mansions and Millionaires: The McCormickville Walking Tour," an exploration of the historic residences in River North....
  • Crowning your 7-year-old a real princess? Terrible parenting.

    It is a truth universally acknowledged that every little girl dreams of being a princess. And, for 7-year-old Emily Heaton, that royal wish just came true. Her attentive/overly indulgent father marched off to a remote part of Africa, stamped a makeshift...
  • Readers share insights on overnegotiation and more

     Readers share insights on overnegotiation and more
    I received so much positive feedback after admitting in last week's column that I talk too much ("Here's the scoop on parental chitchat: Less really is more," June 29), that I've decided to shut up just a little bit longer. Today, it's your turn to...
  • Summer beach rate specials from $159 at Hammock Beach Resort

    Summer beach rate specials from $159 at Hammock Beach Resort
    Located along a beautiful two mile stretch of the Atlantic Coast, you’ll find one of the most accessible and enjoyable beachfront, family resorts in Florida – Hammock Beach Resort.  And this summer, you can enjoy a weeklong family vacation...
  • Fireworks aren't cause for celebration for canines

    Fireworks aren't cause for celebration for canines
    It had always been easy for Sharon Keila's family of five to locate their 8-year-old Dalmatian, Holly, when she got out of the yard. Usually they would find her sniffing around shrubs or relaxing on a neighbor's porch near their Berwyn home. That...
  • Would you take a pregnancy test at a bar? Alaska hopes so

    Would you take a pregnancy test at a bar? Alaska hopes so
    Ladies, how likely would you be to take a pregnancy test in the bathroom of a bar? Bars and restaurants in Alaska are set later this year to have home pregnancy test dispensers installed in their bathrooms.  Forget all of the awkwardly comedic...
  • Chris Cole, skateboard elite roll into town

    Chris Cole, skateboard elite roll into town
    Chicago will be the center of the skateboarding world when the 2014 Street League Skateboarding competition, featuring 25 professional athletes, comes to UIC Pavilion for the first time Sunday. "I've always had great demos in Chicago and met great...
  • The scoop on parental chitchat: Less is more

     The scoop on parental chitchat: Less is more
    It took one spectacularly lousy camp pickup to convince me of what I've long suspected: I talk too much. I have a vague recollection of parenting experts mentioning the folly of engaging your child in too many conversations. What kids need are...
  • Irish tradition comes alive at monthly 'hooley'

    Irish tradition comes alive at monthly 'hooley'
    Traditional Irish music is alive and well in Chicago. One need look no further than the hooleys at Chief O'Neill's Pub and Restaurant on North Elston Avenue. A hooley is a social gathering — music, dancing, food, conversation. Under the auspices...
  • Rare squash is born again

    Rare squash is born again
    Sue Menzel stepped out of the long blue skirt and explained why she had worn it over her jeans. "It's the respect for the Earth; women wear skirts when they're planting," she said after a planting ceremony at a small parkway plot on Paulina Street,...