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Give back with Kids’ Work: Volunteering in Chicago

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The holidays have just passed, the new year is upon us, and many of us have been fortunate enough to have enjoyed a wonderful holiday season. Christmas, Hanukkah, and all the other holiday and seasonal celebrations often bestow upon us wonderful times, gifts, and generosities from others, and many of us often want to give

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8 Tips for Preventing the Spread of Illness at Daycare

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With both the new year and cold season upon us, now is a great time to be thinking about staying healthy and keeping your kids from spreading germs to others at their school or daycare. Here are a few tips to keep in mind about those winter season germs and preventing the spread of illness:

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Car Seat Safety and Proper Use

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Traveling with your kids is a great experience, but car seat safety is one of the most vital responsibilities you have as a parent in keeping them safe. Here are a few things you need to know about securing your child safely and properly in a car. Don’t Get a Used Car Seat with an

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Tips for traveling with your kids – Part 1

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With lots of holiday time coming up, the kids’ school schedules are opening up and that means time and opportunity for doing some serious traveling beyond the old weekend warrior thing. Whether that means a trip to grandma’s halfway across the country or a family vacation, traveling with kids always comes with both challenges and

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11 Awesome Fall activities for kids in Chicago

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Chicago and its suburbs are always bustling with activities that are great for kids and families. Fall is a wonderful time to get out and about when it’s not too hot and not too cold, just before the winter chill sets in. Here are a few great fall activities for kids in Chicago and the

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6 Tips for Making Halloween Safer for Children with Food Allergies

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Most kids really love Halloween and eagerly look forward to all the fun and festivities surrounding the holiday. Picking out and wearing their costumes, shrieking their way through haunted houses, fun and spooky decorations, Halloween games, trick or treating with friends and enjoying all the yummy Halloween treats are all fun things for kids to

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Baby’s First Finger Foods

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It happens quickly with little ones. They may be at home or at baby daycare. It may start with a simple, longing look or a ninja-fast snatching hand. But one day you’re giving them pureed, mushy barely-not-liquefied food, and the next they’ve sprouted a couple of teeth and they don’t want something dribbled off a

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5 Great ideas for a kids physical fitness program

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There are a lot of reasons to get your child into a solid, consistent physical fitness program for kids from early on in their life. Setting the habit early will help ensure they stick with it into their elementary and high school years, and hopefully help them maintain a healthy living style once they’re on

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6 Ways to avoid separation anxiety in toddlers

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Separation anxiety is a natural thing for toddlers to experience as they begin to become aware of the concept that something – or someone, like Mom and Dad – still exists even when they can’t see them. The anxiety comes from not knowing if or when Mom and Dad will be back if they leave

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Preparing your child (3-5) for daycare

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This is a continuation of the earlier post on how to prepare your child for daycare. Whatever age your child is when they are going to begin daycare or preschool, you will want to ease the transition from being with you in the home full-time, to successfully continuing the learning and growing process away from

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