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The Long Way to Paradise

The Long Way to Paradise

I had always wanted to go. Then the ads pushed me, inescapably, in the right direction.

July 19, 2014 9:30 pm Photos

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60-Something: The Uncanny Valley of Discombobulation

We all know about the “Valley of the Shadow of Death” where we shall fear no evil. But what about the “Uncanny Valley of Discombobulation”? Sh…

July 12, 2014 1:00 pm

Hero Moms: Military families serve their country

Hero Moms: Military families serve their country

When it comes to loving a hero, Winfield mom Jen Sanders knows the drill. First a Marine’s wife and now she a Marine’s mom, she knows first ha…

July 02, 2014 11:41 pm Photos

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Brick by brick: LEGO addicts use imaginations to build

Brick by brick: LEGO addicts use imaginations to build

Four-year-old Westin Hahn's love of LEGOs inspired his family to throw him a LEGO themed birthday party complete with a LEGO brick cake and cu…

June 08, 2014 8:00 am Photos

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Once Upon a Child Valparaiso achieves dual recognition

Once Upon a Child Valparaiso achieves dual recognition

Once Upon a Child Valparaiso is the only store to have achieved both "Best Consignment Store in the Region" and "Gold Standard Award" 2014.

June 05, 2014 10:00 am Photos

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Coaching for the love of it

Coaching for the love of it

Behind every youth sports team is a coach. A coach who, after a long day at work, drives to the field where he stays past dark.

June 05, 2014 9:30 am Photos

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Mom's Day: One of the best gifts is sharing an experience with mom

Mom's Day: One of the best gifts is sharing an experience with mom

Mother’s Day is just around the corner. This Sunday will see plenty of carefully prepared breakfasts in bed, handmade cards, and flowers.

May 08, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Chicago Day trips: Hop in the car and explore the city this summer

Chicago Day trips: Hop in the car and explore the city this summer

Chicago is such a wonderful destination. World class museums and zoos. Fabulous shopping and restaurants. Excellent theater and music. If you …

May 01, 2014 8:00 am Photos

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Springtime events offer fun for the whole family

Springtime events offer fun for the whole family

Now that spring is in full swing, it's time to get out of the house, explore the outdoors, learn something new, or just spend some quality tim…

May 01, 2014 7:00 am Photos

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Show us your family!

Show us your family!

Once again, we asked you to show us your families, and you did! Check out the great local photos we received from you this month. You may see …

May 01, 2014 6:30 am Photos

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Jump in the car for family fun in Southwest Michigan

Jump in the car for family fun in Southwest Michigan

With sunny skies and warm weather (finally), it’s time to hit the road for some family fun in Southwest Michigan, the perfect drive for a grea…

May 01, 2014 6:00 am Photos

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In-office child care benefits emloyers and employees

In-office child care benefits emloyers and employees

The phone is ringing, the baby is fussy, and paperwork waits to be sorted. But the mother is not multi-tasking at home. She’s one of a small b…

April 06, 2014 7:00 am Photos

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Training for a 5K as a family

Training for a 5K as a family

It’s no surprise that many families feel a bit like they are coming out of hibernation this time of year (especially after the long winter we’…

April 06, 2014 6:00 am Photos

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Beginner Gardeners: Plants to try with little green thumbs

Beginner Gardeners: Plants to try with little green thumbs

As Spring weather is just starting to show itself, gardeners are busy planning this year's bounty.

April 03, 2014 8:30 am

Show us your family!

Show us your family!

Once again, we asked you to show us your families, and you did! Check out the great local photos we received from you this month. You may see …

April 03, 2014 6:30 am Photos

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Show us your family!

Show us your family!

Once again, we asked you to show us your families, and you did! Check out the great local photos we received from you this month. You may see …

March 06, 2014 6:30 am Photos

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Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss: Fun ways to celebrate the joy in reading

Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss: Fun ways to celebrate the joy in reading

On March 2, 1904 Theodor Seuss Geisel, popularly known as Dr. Seuss, was born in Springfield, Massachusetts.

March 01, 2014 11:00 pm Photos

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Party like a president

Party like a president

As most kids celebrate a day off from school Feb. 17, the nation will mark Presidents’ Day.

February 06, 2014 7:15 am

Show us your family!

Show us your family!

Once again, we asked you to show us your families, and you did! Check out the great local photos we received from you this month. You may see …

February 06, 2014 6:00 am Photos

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Right at Home: products aim to help kids sleep

Right at Home: products aim to help kids sleep

Do your young ones balk at bedtime? Get gnarly at naptime? There are plenty of products aimed at parents looking to create the right mood in t…

February 03, 2014 7:30 am Photos

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New Year's resolutions for your wallet: Learning how to save money to cash in on future benefits

New Year's resolutions for your wallet: Learning how to save money to cash in on future benefits

A clean slate. That's what the New Year is to many, including financial experts who say now is the perfect time to start saving if you haven't been.

January 12, 2014 7:00 am

Old Habits Die Hard

Old Habits Die Hard

With New Year, resolutions to form new, good habits are abundant. But what about habits that aren't the best for your child to pick up?

January 02, 2014 6:30 am

Show us your family!

Show us your family!

Once again, we asked you to show us your families, and you did! Check out the great local photos we received from you this month. You may see …

January 02, 2014 6:00 am Photos

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Make holidays more meaningful

Make holidays more meaningful

The holidays are a meaningful time of year for families, but sometimes that meaning can get lost in the hubbub of Black Friday shopping, prese…

December 22, 2013 10:30 am

Local residents 'adopt grandparents' to bring holiday cheer to everyone this season

Local residents 'adopt grandparents' to bring holiday cheer to everyone this season

Mary Kathryn King couldn’t forget what she saw during a visit to a senior living facility two years ago around Christmas time.

December 22, 2013 9:45 am Photos

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From the US with Love: Valpo family to spend Christmas in Uganda

From the US with Love: Valpo family to spend Christmas in Uganda

As families around the region gather around Christmas trees and dinner tables, one Valparaiso family will be together in another place special…

December 22, 2013 9:00 am Photos

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Santa Diaries: A look in to the life of Santa in the region

Santa Diaries: A look in to the life of Santa in the region

Catching up to Santa Claus for an interview can be a challenge, especially now when he’s busy getting ready for the holidays.

December 22, 2013 7:00 am Photos

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Holidays in Chicago: Step out of the Region to find holiday events in the city for the whole family

Holidays in Chicago: Step out of the Region to find holiday events in the city for the whole family

The holiday season in Chicago sparkles with lights and many fun events for families to do. Here's our list of what’s best this season

December 15, 2013 10:30 am Photos

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Elves spread holiday cheer

Elves spread holiday cheer

As the holiday season approaches, little magical elves are descending on hundreds of homes around Northwest Indiana, peeking in on little kids…

December 05, 2013 9:45 am Photos

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Show us your family!

Show us your family!

Once again, we asked you to show us your families, and you did! Check out the great local photos we received from you this month. You may see …

December 05, 2013 6:00 am Photos

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Local holiday events bring the family together

Local holiday events bring the family together

During the holiday season, Northwest Indiana comes alive with festive activities for all ages.

December 03, 2013 7:00 am Photos

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A different take on Thanksgiving: Immigrant families incorporate traditional dishes from their home country to the meal

A different take on Thanksgiving: Immigrant families incorporate traditional dishes from their home country to the meal

Larissa Dragu was 11 years old when she celebrated her first Thanksgiving and remembers what it was like to observe a new holiday in a new country.

November 24, 2013 9:00 am

NWI gives back: Many opportunities to spread love around the region

NWI gives back: Many opportunities to spread love around the region

One woman's sadness over two losses threatened to cast a pall over the holiday season - until she came up with a radical idea that her family …

November 24, 2013 7:00 am Photos

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Beat cabin fever before it starts: The region offers many family-friendly cold weather activities

Beat cabin fever before it starts: The region offers many family-friendly cold weather activities

Even in late fall, with just wisps of leaves remaining on bare branches and winds sometimes chill and sharp, there’s still plenty to do in Nor…

November 17, 2013 12:00 pm Photos

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Local Events Promise Thanksgiving Fun for the Whole Family

Local Events Promise Thanksgiving Fun for the Whole Family

As the holiday season approaches, festive activities for kids and families abound.

November 10, 2013 10:30 am Photos

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Thankful Hearts: How kids perceive gratitude

Thankful Hearts: How kids perceive gratitude

"What do you say?" Every parent is familiar with this quiet prompting that they whisper to their kids after someone does something nice for them.

November 10, 2013 12:00 am

Holiday traditions hold families together through generations

Holiday traditions hold families together through generations

Thanksgiving traditions are often passed from one generation to the next.

November 10, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Show us your family!

Show us your family!

Once again, we asked you to show us your families, and you did! Check out the great local photos we received from you this month. You may see …

November 10, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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