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Karen Alpert

A local author and blogger's hilarious take on parenting in her new book "I Want My Epidural Back."

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So what if the kids have a television for a babysitter and a Big Mac for dinner—five nights in a row? They're alive. These are the hilarious confessions of Chicago mommy blogger Karen Alpert, who is out with her second book, "I Want My Epidural Back: Adventures in Mediocre Parenting."

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Halloween is here! As you put the finishing touches on your kids’ costumes (or your own—who said grown-ups can’t get into the spirit, too?), we share some safety tips for trick-or-treating.

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Bullying is a national problem that can have extreme consequences. A new manual designed for educators helps them learn how to approach the topic with kids. The author of this innovative teaching aid joins us.

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Kids from around the country come to a Chicago summer camp to learn to play the blues. We revisit Blues Camp.

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The author of a new book tells us how to keep kids safe in the digital age.

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