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There's something different about raising city kids, from squeezing strollers into high-rise elevators, staring down the CPS scramble and snagging the last brunch table from that pack of twentysomethings. Follow along as city parents report in with news and notes from across Chicago's neighborhoods.

Listen to Your Mother, Chicago!


Posted Apr 17, 2014 11:21 AM by 

Fifteen Chicago area women will share essays on motherhood at annual event May 4 in Chicago. Gather up your gal pals and make a fun afternoon of it.
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Five ways to reinvigorate your search for a school in Chicago


Posted Mar 21, 2014 10:48 AM by 

For Chicago's young families, admissions season is a flurry of dates, deadlines, research and introspection. The beginning of the process feels exciting and enlightening as families explore the plethora of options that exist in our city, both public and private
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The (mostly) un-programmed summer in Chicago


Posted Apr 25, 2013 1:47 PM by Amy Bizzarri

As the school year winds down, Chicago mom Amy Bizzarri is thinking about ways to make the most of her summer with her family. Have you started planning yet?
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One CPS mom's response to the announced Chicago school closings


Posted Mar 26, 2013 4:29 PM by Heather Earnhart

This has been the most depressing spring break ever. My son's school is closing.
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Today is World Down Syndrome Day


Posted Mar 21, 2013 8:59 AM by 

Chicago parents are celebrating their special children today and one Chicago mom sends a shout out to one very special difference maker. Don't miss the amazing video at the end.
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When no one can pronounce your child's name


Posted Mar 14, 2013 3:41 PM by Amy Bizzarri

As parents who put time & love into choosing a child's name, do we laugh or wince when their name is mispronounced?
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Chicago Park District registration day success


Posted Feb 26, 2013 4:45 PM by Heather Earnhart

What makes some city moms happy? Getting the classes they want when the park district opens online registration.
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Winter in Chicago: Please, Phil, be right


Posted Feb 8, 2013 3:51 PM by Heather Earnhart

Heather Earnhart kicks off the return of our ChiTown Parent blog, a compiliation of thoughts from city parents living the dream.
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A Chicago Public Schools strike then and now


Posted Sep 12, 2012 9:23 AM by Selena Kohng

One mom's take on the CPS strike and what's at stake.
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When baby makes 5, how do you cope?


Posted May 23, 2012 10:03 AM by Selena Kohng

Blogger Selena Kohng is back, five months after the birth of her third child. She's wondering how other families cope with having three children.
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