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Kids and adults alike enjoy a cool treat on these hot days of summer. Some of Northwest Indiana’s favorite ice cream shops have these special recipes to share so you can make them at home for your hot, hungry crew!
Sports are a great way to get your child interested in exercise and fitness. How do you know when it’s a good time to start your child in a sport? What programs are best for younger children? Frank Eksten of the Franciscan Sports Medicine Institute recommends starting some sort of movement o…
As the hot, hazy days of August roll around, many parents find themselves fighting the boredom battle. You’ve been to the beach, played at all your favorite playgrounds and gone on countless hikes. Here are some great ideas to keep your family entertained this month — and most are all free.
Looking for something that’s fun and educational for the whole family? Plan a visit to the Indiana State Capitol Building.
With the Fourth of July holiday weekend upon us, I asked region parents to share some of their best tips for keeping cookouts kid friendly!
Many libraries in the Northwest Indiana region host summer reading programs and they aren’t just great ways to keep kids coming to the library.
Farmer’s markets are always popular destinations in the summer. Their fresh, healthy fare gives a true taste of the NWI region. Why not give your trip an even healthier twist by biking to and from the market? Did you know a number of region markets are within a mile of a bike trail? Don’t fo…
This year’s long winter means many parents throughout Northwest Indiana area have exhausted their supply of indoor activities.
Mother’s Day is just around the corner. This Sunday will see plenty of carefully prepared breakfasts in bed, handmade cards, and flowers.
Chicago is such a wonderful destination. World class museums and zoos. Fabulous shopping and restaurants. Excellent theater and music. If you feel like you’ve “been there and done that” and your kids are ready for something new – we have some wonderful ways to explore the city!
April brings two special holidays: Passover (starting April 14) and Easter (April 20). Holidays mean family gatherings. And family gatherings mean food!
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’ve had)! Need a little motivation to get you and your kids off the couch? Train for a 5K!
When asked where their food comes from, kindergartners and first graders at Crown Point’s Lake Street Elementary had this to say:
Hiking is fun all year round but especially so in the spring when nature is coming alive.
Whether or not you claim Irish as your heritage, St. Patrick’s Day is a day we can all celebrate. It is also an excellent opportunity to bring your family together and establish some of your own special traditions.
On March 2, 1904 Theodor Seuss Geisel, popularly known as Dr. Seuss, was born in Springfield, Massachusetts.
This is the time of year when it feels like winter will never release its icy grip. Outside it’s cold and snowy and comfort foods – cheesy pasta, potato soup, rich casseroles – all sound delicious.
We all know that exercise is important but this time of year it is a lot easier to bundle up in a blanket and watch television than to venture out in the cold weather for some physical activity.
Coming together for a holiday meal is a wonderful tradition. But let's be honest… if you have young children, or picky eaters of any age, those holiday meals carry just a little bit of dread.
Ask any child about Thanksgiving and you're likely to hear about pilgrims and Indians and turkeys.
I’m not a Halloween scrooge. I like fun-size snickers as much as the next person (perhaps even more), but it does seem like the sugar has gotten out of hand at school parties and Halloween get-togethers.
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