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Melissa Graham founded Purple Asparagus with the mission to educate children about healthy eating and provide access to healthy food. And—you guessed it—that means getting your veggies and fresh produce. more

Nov 18, 2016 9:00 AM Influencers

As Executive Director of Snow City Arts, Carrie Spitler is dedicated to arts education for hospitalized children, ensuring continued exposure to creative arts and projects while in treatment. more

Nov 7, 2016 3:00 PM Profiles

Start the conversation by reading these 3 inspirational books with your kids that are focused on politics, race and acceptance. more

Sep 25, 2016 12:00 PM Family

With the right perspective, a lot of preparation, and some strategies for staying connected, traveling for work as a parent can be very manageable. It may even be a little bit fun. Bright Horizons shares tips for working parents who travel. more

Jun 16, 2016 12:00 AM Sponsored Content

Not that you need an excuse to spend time outdoors during the summer—but outdoor play boosts fitness and decreases the risk of childhood obesity; increases focus and academic achievement; and reduces stress and increases feelings of well-being. more

Jun 3, 2016 12:00 AM Sponsored Content

Meet Ashley Rossi, the Founder and CEO of OrgaNums, a locally-based baby food line that gives parents a healthier and tastier alternative for their tiny humans. more

May 25, 2016 12:00 PM Entreprenuers

Any mother can tell you: bringing home baby can be a stressful, exhausting moment in life. Tina Morton, Founder of Cloud Nine Baby Planning, launched a personalized service that helps new moms and dads navigate those early, bleary-eyed days. more

May 24, 2016 7:00 AM Entreprenuers

How to help your little one discover the magical world of books when they would rather be playing with their toys. more

May 17, 2016 11:00 AM Family

Bedtime stories about damsels in distress are yesterday's news. Learn about how you can support a project that will bring the stories of real life women who changed the world to the bookshelves of children everywhere. more

May 7, 2016 10:46 AM New + Noteworthy

Inspired by the charm, grace and heart of the great Audrey Hepburn, One Hope United partners with Le Thrift Consignment to raise awareness of child abuse during Child Abuse Prevention month. more

Apr 23, 2016 3:00 PM Social Life

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Julie Smolyansky; Photo by Heather Talbert

Julie Smolyansky, CEO of Lifeway Foods is an extraordinary “work ethic in motion,” both in her professional life and in her activism. From rape victim advocacy to international health issues, she supports them in creative, inspiring ways. more

Apr 11, 2016 7:00 AM Influencers

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Guests at UNICEF's Annual Hope Gala celebrated the organization's mission of putting children first and were treated to a performance by Vanessa Williams. more

Apr 11, 2016 12:00 AM Social Life

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Mother and daughter. Stock image.

So often we feel guilty setting limits with our children. But setting limits, particularly when it “hurts us more than it does them,” shows them we care. We must remember we are not our children’s friend, but their most influential role model. more

Apr 9, 2016 3:26 PM Family

Selecting the right summer program for your child can be tricky. If you are still searching, here are some tips to keep in mind to find the perfect fit for your little one. more

Mar 30, 2016 8:51 AM Family 1 Comments

Most Americans think of sex trafficking as a problem that only affects foreign countries. The truth is a lot closer to home. Read our interview with Elizabeth Fisher, co-founder of Selah Freedom, a nonprofit that houses survivors. more

Mar 28, 2016 7:00 AM Influencers

Learn how one woman has taken it upon herself to tackle the issue of the broken school system in Chicago to lift up students in the city's under-served communities. more

Mar 24, 2016 9:37 AM Influencers

Psychobaby Personalized Gifts

Starting at $22, available at psychobabyonline.com.

We’ve rounded up some cool ideas for under the tree or inside the stocking for your littles — whether they’re toddlers, teens or furry! more

Nov 29, 2015 12:00 AM Current Issue

Art lovers gathered to view and purchase artwork benefiting Marwen's mission to provide arts education for the city's under-served youth. more

Nov 20, 2015 7:45 AM Social Life

A new book explains the professional lives of working mothers to young children, while reminding them that mommy still loves them even when she is busy at the office. more

Nov 2, 2015 7:45 AM New + Noteworthy

INSPIRE, an all-girls school set to open in Chicago in 2016, has set the goal of helping young girls maintain their confidence and STEM skills. more

Sep 29, 2015 12:00 AM Family

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