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Working Moms
Tips on juggling your two (or more!) jobs—mother and employee
New Moms
Connect with other new moms and watch videos on infant care
Raising Good Kids
Thoughts from parents on raising a city kid
Support and resources during your 10-month journey
Sleep Training
Videos on infant sleep and more on that precious commodity
Healthy Children
Keeping kids well, both mentally and physically
Articles and discussion about partners, in-laws and more
Techniques, tips and tricks from experts—and parent experts
Potty training, separation anxiety and managing kids’ moods
Developmental Differences
Support group, fair and more for parents of kids with special needs
Travel With Kids
Trip ideas and strategies for a fun family vacation
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Working mom hacks: Tips and tricks to make your life easier
We asked our working mom members their top tricks and tips for keeping themselves and their kids happy and sane despite hectic schedules.
What to expect when you’re expecting a Chicago baby
Pregnant in Chicago? Here are tips and tricks from seasoned Chicago moms about being pregnant and giving birth in Chicago.
Talking to kids about racism
The conversation is uncomfortable but necessary.


How did you decide to be a SAHM?

Hi all - hoping to hear anything anyone is willing to share about how they decided to become a stay at home parent, because I’m really struggling to decide what to do.    I have a job with (rel...

Snapchat and Teens

When does the Snapchat obsession phase end?   I'm curious to hear from parents who have a child or children in this phase or hopefully over it by now?  Anyone with kids in HS who have out grown it?  P...

Gotta Vent-Covid 19 specific

The other one was closed, so I started this one.  Covid 19 wasn't year specific its the name of the pandemic which, unfortunately didn't end in 2020.  Covid-19 is still out there.  So, I guess use thi...

Covid test at Lurie Immediate Care- turnaround time?

For those who had kids tested at Lurie Immediate Care on Deming- how long did it take for the result to come back? TIA! Anonymous poster hash: 529c0...64a ...

Help re: covid exposure

My husband camped outdoors with two friends on Wednesday night. All were fully vaccinated. This morning (Friday) one of the two friends called to say he tested positive for Covid. He had been vaxxed i...

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