Mom to Mom: Giving Your Kids Freedom to Roam


Bethany gives her boys freedom to explore their neighborhood on their own, but worries that someone else might view this as neglectful parenting.

Mom to Mom: A Surprising Danger at Local Parks


“I had no idea this seemingly innocent act was dangerous, and I wish I had.” Read about potential playground injury that many parents don’t think about.

Readers Recommend: Where to Take Kids Skiing Near Champaign-Urbana


Craving some powder? Our readers recommend places to take your kids skiing near Central Illinois.

Chambana Mom to Know: Amy Weber

Amy Weber Bottenfield PTA Love the Bee Champaign

Meet the Champaign mom who has led the development of a green playground at Bottenfield Elementary, which is now in the homestretch of a fundraising campaign.

At the Editor’s Desk: This Is Real

Dodds Park Champaign Unit 4

Pull up a chair, kids. Let’s have a history lesson. Champaign Central High School used to be called … Champaign High School. It wasn’t until 1967-68 (corrected) that Champaign High School became Champaign Central, when Centennial was officially named a distinct, second high school for the district. At the time, Champaign had a population of […]