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The 10 Best Family-Friendly Ice Cream Shops In Chicago

These 10 local scoop shops will help you sweeten up your summer. It’s finally ice cream season in Chicago and, after such a long wait, we’re lucky that the city offers plenty of standout places to celebrate with a cone -- or three. While most ice cream shops welcome kids -- thank goodness... more

These Are Chicago's 5 Best Mom Blogs

These local women are sources for ideas, inspiration, and sometimes even commiseration. You’re probably used to meeting other moms at the park, at school drop-off, or in toddler music class. While you can’t beat swapping pediatrician and preschool recommendations in person, checking out blogs written by Chicago mothers gives you... more

The Best 5 Farms For Strawberry Picking Near Chicago

Fill your pails and your pies at these top U-Pick berry patches near Chicago. There’s no better way to greet summer than with a bowl of bright red strawberries – except grabbing the kids and hitting the fields to pick them yourself. And, if you're a parent, babysitter, or nanny in... more

5 Of Chicago's Best Studios For Baby Yoga

Get centered with your baby in tow at these parent-child classes in the Chicago area. Practicing the happy baby pose can make you more flexible, relieve stress and solve lower back problems. But imagine how many more benefits you’d get if you have your own happy baby next to you... more

The 10 Best Donut Shops For Chicago Families

Try these top spots to get your fried dough fix! Chicago truly is a doughnut town! The Windy City serves up some of the best raised, cake, and frosted rings in the country. The explosion of local, creative doughnut shops in the last few years is great news for the... more

5 Places In Chicago To Throw A Kids' Paint Party

Celebrate your budding Kahlo or Kandinsky at these local art studios. We all love seeing our kids get creative and watching them really dive into an art project. But it’s hard not to cringe when you see the paint splatter and the brushes being ditched for fingers at the kitchen... more

10 Chicago Food Trucks To Visit With The Kids

Shake up your eating out routine and chase down one of these great food trucks. Kids and restaurants don’t always mix. Between policing public table manners, juggling high chairs, and defusing tantrums, a meal out with the family can sometimes feel like more work than firing up the oven in your... more

Check Out These 5 Great Chicago Mommy And Me Classes

Play, bond, and learn together at these parent-child classes. Days spent with babies and young toddlers can be a blur of diaper changes, highchair cleanup, toy pickup, and stroller pushing. Then repeat. Mommy and me classes give parents and babies a chance to focus on each other, have fun, learn... more