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Thursday, May 9, 2019 12:01 am
 Gliding along the monorail line during a recent trip to Disney World, I struck up a conversation with the dad sitting next to me. He had a worn-out little boy asleep against his shoulder, as I w...
Thursday, May 9, 2019 12:01 am

Playing in dirt isn’t just loads of fun – it’s healthy, too!

 There’s no question, playing in the dirt tops the list of fun for young children, despite the protests of many well-intended parents. If you’re one of those parents, you can put your fears a...
Thursday, May 9, 2019 12:01 am
 To get your family gardening project off on the right foot, consider an age-appropriate book on gardening. This will also help build your child’s enthusiasm. Included below are a couple of boo...
Thursday, May 9, 2019 12:01 am
 They say it takes a village to raise a child, but it may be more accurate to say that it takes a village to support a mother. It’s easy to get swept up in the rhythm of family life, no matter...
Thursday, May 9, 2019 12:01 am
 Graphic novels, stories presented in comic strip format, are a relatively new style of book that has taken children’s literature by storm. This style of book, while making some adults crazy (m...
Thursday, May 9, 2019 12:01 am
 When Molly Lamb returned to her job as deputy director of the Office of Health Protection at the Illinois Department of Health after maternity leave last May, her five-month-old son Jhett was wi...
Thursday, May 9, 2019 12:01 am
 National Missing Children’s Awareness DayMay 11, 9am-2pm Sat. Color 2K run/walk. All ages. Individuals and teams. Bring your family for child ID kits administered by the Illinois State Police...
Monday, March 18, 2019 04:12 pm
Cover is by Lynn Snyder-Hinds of Springfield, winner of this year’s Capital City Visitor cover art contest, which drew more than 40 entries. Synder-Hinds and others who competed were honored at a re...


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