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Rainy Day Fun

When those Rainy Days Hit Head inside to the museums. We’ve got such a great collection of museums in the Chicago area, and not just the large city museums. Here’s a sample of local museums you’ll want to know. When you’re ready to head inside, check out their terrific... Read More

Summer Travel

August Newsletter: summer travel www.oakleesguide.com  One more month of summer – what’s on your list before the kids go back to school? It’s not too late to get in more travel, even if it’s just around the Chicago area. Head to Navy Pier for a city experience, or escape... Read More

Top Tips for Creating Healthy Habits

from The American Heart Association You can help your child develop healthy habits early in life that will bring lifelong benefits. As a parent, you can encourage your kids to evaluate their food choice and physical activity habits. Here are some tips and guidelines to get you started. Be... Read More

A Simple Way to Be More Happy Today

BY BRIAN R. KING I was having a conversation with a friend the other day and it began in typical fashion with my asking the question, “How’s your day so far?” The response was, “Not as productive as I’d like it to be. Yah know, I got a late start... Read More

Family Fun and Adventure are in bloom this spring

gorockford.com Family Fun and Adventure are in bloom this spring in Real. Original. Rockford. Do the kids love nature? Rock Cut State Park is the place to explore thousands of acres of hiking and biking trails, as well as fishing, paddle boating, kayaking, camping, and more. Speaking of paddle boats, Paddle... Read More

Encourage Kids to Eat Healthy Food

When was the last time your child sat down at the dinner table and said, “Gee, thanks for this delicious plate of healthy food! Can I have seconds?” We can’t promise these tips will convert your picky eater into a fruit and vegetable fan, but they should make good... Read More

Summer Health Tips

It’s easy to get overheated when you’re out having fun. Here are some tips to keep your kids cool and healthy this summer. Stay hydrated. Drinking plenty of water before, during and after any type of activity is crucial to staying cool in the warm summer months. Also drinks... Read More

How Homeschoolers can use Museums for Teaching

Here are some tips and tricks from experienced home schoolers to make the most of your visit to a museum. 1. Ask for an educational packet before your visit. Many museums have information packets for teachers that include fact sheets, math and science activities and other projects to tie in during... Read More

Parenting: It’s not really that bad

We’ve branded parenting in all the wrong ways. Is it any wonder that more and more couples are opting out of having children?  by Tiffany Gee Lewis, theguardian.com  Parents, we are good at many things. But these days, we aren’t so good at selling our job. We begin with the... Read More