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4 Rivers Smokehouse Brisket Candle

A unique scented candle that brings the allure of the 4 Rivers Smokehouse to your home! Each candle is handcrafted in small batches with great attention to detail to create the perfect blend of smoked brisket and aged hickory. The allure of the Brisket Candle is so authentic you’ll... Read More

Handcrafted Soap – Better for Your Skin and the Environment

This is soap? WOW! Have you ever noticed the beautiful, eye-catching bars of fragrant soap at the farmers’ markets and natural food stores? These handcrafted bars come in a dizzying array of colors, fragrances and shapes. They’re as much an art form as a science, but what makes them... Read More

Book Review: Help your Child Change the World

Do your kids know that they can change the world, just by being their unique selves? Here’s a great new personalized book from publisher I See Me! that will inspire your kids to do just that – one smile and one step at a time. This beautifully illustrated book... Read More

Keeping A Sick Kid Happy

Fall seems to be the time of year when sickness hits our house the most. The kids are exposed to new kids (and germs) at school, they’re worn out from extra-curricular activities and late-night studying, and they never want to dress warm enough for the changing weather. Here are... Read More

XOXO Feelings & Families leaves on February 1, 2015

Editor’s Note: The Museum is currently closed due to a flooding. Check the website to get the latest information.      XOXO: An Exhibit about Love & Forgiveness leaves the DuPage Children’s Museum on February 1, 2015! Developing Emotional Intelligence From infancy, human beings express emotions naturally. Developmentally children 3-5 years old... Read More

Five Ingenious Ways to Feed Even the Pickiest Eaters

Oaklee’s Guest Post by Harriet Foster If your child is a picky eater, don’t despair. You’re not alone! Most children go through a fussy phase with regards to their eating, so it’s certainly not unusual or anything to worry about. Nevertheless, there are a few things you can do... Read More

5 Tips to Handle Bullying

Although October is National Bullying Prevention Month, the bullying doesn’t stop when October is over. Here are some tips from expert Philip Brown, PhD, on understanding and dealing with bullying. Dr. Brown works with Wear the Cape–a brand that aims to restore the power of kindness and good character.... Read More

November Craft Fairs 2014

Now’s the time to start gathering your holiday gifts. Craft fairs are a great place to find unique and handmade items for everyone on your gift list. Our holiday family tradition always includes a visit to the Chicago Christkindlmarket. You can start your own holiday family fun tradition by... Read More

Live Theater Performances

I’ll bet you remember a theater production you saw as a child much better than you remember a movie. Live performances provide a degree of engagement that you don’t find when watching a movie or reading a book. Theater can spark the imagination of children and a recent study... Read More