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10 Great First Pets

Kids are always clamoring for a pet, without understanding how much work comes along with the adoption. Before you say no to vet bills, food, grooming, clean-up and all the additional responsibility of a pet, here’s a list from www.howstuffworks.com of non-traditional pets that could be a great first... Read More

CSBarks Dog Festival

Give your Dog its Day on Sept 14 at CSBarks Dog Festival “Every dog has their day!” Tails will be a-waggin’ and noses a-sniffin’ at one of the largest dog festivals in the Chicagoland area, voted No. 7 in the US by Animal Planet. CSBarks Dog Festival is Sunday,... Read More

Little Yelpers Club Field Trip

Get your permission slips ready! In celebration of National Family Fun Month, you’re invited to join us August 9-31 for Yelp’s first ever Little Yelpers Club Field Trip. Exploring the North Shore one kid-friendly place at a time, we’re setting out to discover stops for classes, birthday parties and... Read More

Sun and Heat Safety

Did you know that a child’s body heats up 3 to 5 times faster than an adult’s body? It only takes a few short minutes before a child can become dangerously overheated. In just 10 minutes a car’s temperature can increase by 19 degrees – and it continues to... Read More

Summer Cheat Sheets

This summer is full of fairs, festivals, farmers markets, car shows and more! We made your summer cheat sheets so that you can get out there and have some FUN! Read More

Great Water Balloon Games

It is hot, hot, hot and there is nothing more fun than a good old fashion water balloon fight! This got me thinking – what are some fun games that we can make up to level this pool-less party up?!?! Catch – Partners stand close facing each other and... Read More

Keep Kids Reading!

Are your kids picking up a book this summer? A new survey finds that children spend nearly three times as many hours weekly watching TV or playing video games as they do reading in the summer, despite research that indicates the importance of summer reading to retain literacy skills.... Read More