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  • 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....
  • 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...
  • 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:...
  • Summer day camps in Chicago and the suburbs

     Summer day camps in Chicago and the suburbs
    If you're not quite ready to commit to Olympic training for your swimmer or gymnast, a general-interest day camp might pack the variety they need to discover their passions (they might have more than one, after all) and have fun doing it. Steve & Kate's...
  • Dance and theater camps for kids around Chicago

     Dance and theater camps for kids around Chicago
      Lookingglass Theatre Let your aspiring thespian enjoy the limelight at Summergglass, an inventive theater camp from Lookingglass Theatre. Morning hours hone acting skills (everything from oratory to tumbling); in the afternoon, campers work on...
  • Summer camps for arts and crafts lovers

    Summer camps for arts and crafts lovers
      Sister Arts Studio Inc. There's a lot of sewing and knitting going on at this camp. Fiber artists will learn how to knit their own scarf, complete with a fringe. Or they can study jewelry design, using a Rainbow Loom. The camp changes focus every...
  • Dad School offers free legal, emotional, parenting advice

     Dad School offers free legal, emotional, parenting advice
    Palatine-based nonprofit Fathers Helping Fathers has gathered a who's who of experts for the first-ever Dad School, set to take place March 7 at the UIC Forum. The free, all-day event will feature keynote speakers Rael Jackson, president of Real Men...