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Family in Focus

By Jody Paige - suburbanlifemagazine@shawmedia.com

Forest preserves offer lots of ways to relax and enjoy the outdoors

In this month of June, we traditionally celebrate fatherhood, so we asked some area residents to share with our readers some advice and anecdotes from important men in their lives. Here is what they had to say:

By Melissa Rubalcaba Riske - suburbanlifemagazine@shawmedia.com

In 2014, Suburban Life Magazine began a tradition of honoring women who have given their time and talents to the community. They have created nonprofit organizations, commanded local advisory boards, volunteered at activities and businesses outside of their own workplaces and, most of all, continue to lead by example.

Family Shelter Services receives support from a variety of local groups, organizations, and individuals. One such group was 100 Women Who Care.

In this month of May, we traditionally celebrate motherhood, so we asked some area residents to share with our readers some advice and anecdotes from their own mothers. Here is what they had to say:

By Theresa Beran Kulat - kanecountymagazine@shawmedia.com

In families, there always is something going on – might be something big like a wedding, might be something small like a head cold, might be something bad like cancer, or something good like a high school graduation.

By Michael Petrucelli - suburbanlifemagazine@shawmedia.com

“Long days, short years.”  How true these words are for parents.  Several years ago, a mom with college age children said those words to me, and they resonate with me every day as a father, and as the owner of a preschool.

By Allison Horne - suburbanlifemagazine@shawmedia.com

Summer day camps offer options for that ‘in-between’ age group

By Elizabeth Harmon - suburbanlifemagazine@shawmedia.com

While the choice can be challenging, options abound

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