Kid-Friendly New Year's Eve and New Year's Day Events Around Chicago

Growing up, New Year’s Eve at my aunt’s house was epic. She just had a way of making a night in feel like a New Year’s rockin’ celebration for my cousins and me. Thanks to her, New Year’s Eve is still my favorite holiday. It signifies new beginnings, fresh starts, goals, rich memories, and yes — fun

10 Fun Ways to Put Gratitude on Your Family’s Thanksgiving Menu This Year

Being grateful is well, great — great for your health, great for your kids, and great for everyone around you. Studies show grateful people are less depressed and stressed and report higher levels of happiness and optimism. So how do you encourage gratitude in your family? Start at home — ideally around the dinner table.