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My family isn't counting the days, weeks or even the months anymore, but we are counting the memories.
What began as a couple of weeks holed up at home could have morphed into a lost year. Instead, we chose to begin each day with the question, What memories are we creating today? Capturing those memories—both joyous and challenging—has become central to our daily lives. Here are some easy ways you can help your kids record feelings and milestones s...Posted on October 20, 2020 at 1:49 PM
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SAFETY FIRST! Our programs aim to provide safe and inclusive environment for all children wishing to stay active and play soccer during the long winter months. The indoor season will start on November 9 and end on March 27. Practices will take place at ChiTown Futbol (2343 S Throop St, Chicago, IL 60608) on Fridays 5–6pm and Sundays 9–10am. WLSC will follow all testing and prevention protocols including mandatory temperature check, personal prote...Posted on October 20, 2020 at 7:00 AM
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Attorneys Cindy Campbell and Joanna Long work with many NPN families to buy and sell their homes, set up wills and trusts, probate, and collaborative family law and mediation.
We want our clients to feel knowledgeable and comfortable throughout the process so that we can build relationships and continue to provide excellent service for our clients for years to come.
The process is geared to be easy and convenient. We offer completely remote meeting...Posted on October 13, 2020 at 7:00 AM
With the reemergence of the Black Lives Matter movement and other efforts to challenge racism in our society, there has been a push to support Black businesses. Families all over Chicago have poured in their money and support to local owners as a part of the national allyship for the Black Lives Matter movement. This support is not only coming from individuals, it’s also coming from multi-billion dollar companies like Netflix and Grubhub.
It is much needed for Black businesses because ...Posted on October 06, 2020 at 1:43 PM
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For those growing a family during the Covid-19 global pandemic, there may be additional concerns, worries or fears on your mind. While we continue to learn more about Covid, pregnancy has not been proven to be a contributing factor for increased vulnerability to the virus. However, prenatal care, labor and delivery, and post-birth care will look different from the pre-Covid era. Here's a guide on what to expect when you're expecting during this pand...Posted on September 24, 2020 at 10:37 AM
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“Halloween is an opportunity to be really creative” – Judy Gold
Never has that been more true than now. So how do you embrace creativity and find a way to celebrate during these strange times?
When our children were babies we would stroll through the neighborhood on a night prior to Halloween, just enjoying the lights away from the crowds. This activity has now become a part of our annual tradition. We’re truly thankful that we c...
Preschool in Chicago is not required, but many families consider enrolling their children into a local preschool option when their child is 3 years old. To attend a CPS-based preschool, however, requires understanding the differences between the options.
If you’re thinking about CPS magnet schools for preschool next fall, the time to look into those programs is…now! Because you apply one year before entry, this is the fall to apply if your child is 2 by this past Sept. 1st for programs...Posted on September 16, 2020 at 10:40 AM
Public preschool admissions, procedures and offerings have been an ever-changing process year after year. This year is no exception as CPS is once again in the midst of changes to their Chicago Early Learning programs (formerly known as Ready to Learn, Preschool for All and others).
The newest change is a Universal PreK (UPK) component, but CPS is rolling it out in phases, which further confuses and muddles the landscape.
This latest initiative was announced by former Mayor Rahm...Posted on September 16, 2020 at 9:54 AM
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It’s the time of year again! Chicago Public Schools (CPS) begins its applications for the 2021-2022 school year on Monday, October 12, and close on Friday, January 8, 2021. Students entering kindergarten through 8th grade may apply for open seats at schools across the city, with a limited number of pre-k options available as well. Learn about Universal Pre-K status.
In CPS, there are two main types of schools to which you can apply:
Magnet ...Posted on September 16, 2020 at 8:49 AM