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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.


Spinoff of supplements thread, what worked for you

Tell us what natural/non Rx worked for your issues. I know this will be attacked so 1)do your own research 2)make your own decisions about what it best for you.   Yeast infections A PP ...

City vax requirement

So happy to see this happening in Chicago. I noticed that it’s 5 and up. Is everyone just storing pics on their phone? God knows I have no ability to keep track of those cards - much less to keep pass...

Working Moms

Do you ever just want to close your computer and walk away from your job/career? How do you pull yourself out of it? I feel like the burn out is so real and I don’t really think I’d walk away from it ...

Transportation to/from Walt Disney World

We have a trip planned to WDW.  I know we can Uber/Lyft, but I was wondering if anyone had used an alternate car service.  I am not as worried about getting there, but want to make sure we get picked ...

Gotta Vent -- COVID specific -- 2022

#1 vent is that we still need a covid-specific vent thread in 2022   #2 vent is that my kid's school has so much COVID that they haven't even sent out any classroom notification letters sinc...

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