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  • Kids face bullying as they start back to school
    Kids face bullying as they start back to school
    As summer comes to a close students in our area will be starting back to school, which leaves many mixed emotions for both parents and children. With the thought of starting back to school some kids are excited about new teachers, new classes, new...
  • 2015 back to school product review
    2015 back to school product review
    The Examiner Parenting Panel has tested lunch supplies, fall gear and educational toys to help you send your child back to school prepared and excited for the new school year. Moms, dads, grandmas and kids all pitched in to find the best back to...
  • "Fab Four Friends"
    Kids' book author tells early story of Beatles to youngsters
    The Beatles' music reaches across many generations. And that, author Susanna Reich says, was the motivation for writing the book “Fab Four Friends: The Boys Who Became the Beatles,” a new biography of the Beatles published Aug. 18...
  • Great Play Cherry Creek
    Parents: Free open house at Great Play Cherry Creek
    Kids not back in school yet? Head over to Great Play Cherry Creek for back to school free trial classes today and tomorrow (8/19 - 8/20).Great Play will also be kicking off their fall programs and offer special for extra savings.Open House...
  • Aurora goes green for Fox Valley Irish Fest
    Aurora goes green for Fox Valley Irish Fest
    Chicagolanders can embrace a little of the Emerald Isle via the 2nd Annual Fox Valley Irish Fest on Saturday, September 5. The event begins at 3 pm with crafts and games for children and tasting of Jameson whiskey and Irish beer for the adults.The...
  • Packing a lunch box
    Packing the perfect back to school lunch box is not for the faint at heart
    To grade school kids, the lunch room is like the main artery of the school; they get to talk freely, trade notes or gossip they just heard in their last class, and show off just how cool the content of their lunch box is before the food swapping...
  • BTS 2015
    Back-to-school tips for families
    The joyful and free days of summer vacation are coming to a finale -- sleeping late, no schedule and eating anything goes will be behind us as school kicks into gear for the year. The transition isn’t always an easy one for both parents and...
  • A cold beer
    Kids are being bombarded with alcohol advertisements on sports TV
    Sports is supposed to at all times be associated with something healthy in body, mind and spirit for kids and adults alike. This is precisely why is becomes so distressing when sports players are caught up in scandals dealing with drug and alcohol...
  • Families can thrive in any one of these five Chicago neighborhoods
    Five best Chicago neighborhoods for families
    With the national average cost of raising a child in the United States has risen to over $245,000, parents have to be extremely well-informed when choosing a home for their family. Families that prefer an urban environment to the prototypical...
  • Port Discovery Children's Museum, Baltimore, Maryland
    Port Discovery Children's Museum: Summer Time Fun
    Port Discovery Children's Museum ranks as one of the top 5 children's museums in the U.S. Port Discovery Children's Museum is a must for any family visiting Baltimore whether on a day trip with kids and tweens, or on vacation. Port...
  • Pet Adoptions Genesee County Humane Society
    Kids and critters day
    Mark your calendar for Saturday, August 15, 2015 11am-Noon for the Kids and Critters day held at the Genesee County Humane Society on Dort Hwy in Burton. Children between the ages of 5 - 11 years old will learn hands on information on caring for a...
  • Musical performances light up the skies in outdoor venues
    Musical performances light up the skies in outdoor venues
    Thank Dance It’s Friday!, a new series of free dance performances begin on August 7 and will be held every Friday from 4 to 6 p.m. through September 4 in Chicago’s Pritzker Park on 310 S. State Street thanks to presenters Chicago Loop...
  • Moravian Book Store Kids Story Time
    August: Free or low-cost indoor family activities in the Lehigh Valley
    The Lehigh Valley is both a playground and classroom for parents in-the-know who want to keep their kids busy during the dog days of summer. Rich in history, culture and heritage, there is plenty to do, from an afternoon at a museum, taking in a...
  • Kourtney miserable: Kardashian mom struggling after breakup with Scott
    Kourtney Kardashian miserable after breakup with Scott Disick? 'Focus' on kids
    Is Kourtney Kardashian miserable following her breakup with longtime love Scott Disick? A source close to the celebrity says that she is “so miserable” in light of the two ending their relationship recently. However, People News...
  • Trumpet
    Free day of music at Jones Hall
    Perfect for adults and kids alike, Houston Symphony's 3rd Annual Day of Music is scheduled for Sunday, July 12. The Symphony kicks off the nine-hour long event at noon with a family concert, followed by dozens of free performances and...
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