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08 May
Chicago skyline from Lake Michigan.
Popular Boating Destinations in and Around Chicago
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Boating in Chicago is as good as it gets. From the extensive harbor system along Lake Michigan to boating through the downtown Chicago River, the Windy City is a boater’s dream. There are also excellent fishing and sailing options around Chicago within a vast river system. The Metro Self Storage team is here to help...

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17 Jan
Teenage girl lies on bed writing New Year’s resolutions in a journal.
Setting New Year’s Goals With Your Children
Family Life

When the new year comes around, it’s common for people to set New Year’s resolutions for themselves. These resolutions can be as small as getting into a new hobby or something more ambitious, such as adopting a new mindset and attitude. For parents, however, it doesn’t have to just be the adults that set goals...

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08 Dec
Father smiles while pushing his sun down on a snowy hill on a sled.
6 Winter Activities for Families
Family Life

As the temperature drops and the first snowflakes start falling, winter is the ideal time for families to explore outdoor activities with their loved ones. Families in the Midwest, especially in states like Illinois and Wisconsin, greet cold temperatures with warm winter clothing, boots, and gloves. All are must-haves to keep everyone in good spirits....

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14 Nov
Santa hiding a present
Tips – Hiding Christmas Presents from Kids
Family Life

Knowing where and how to hide Christmas presents can be difficult if you have smart kids. They’re sharp enough to pick up on little clues, and they have enough time during the holidays to snoop out any poorly hidden gifts. Figuring out how to hide big Christmas presents from these dedicated, clever kids gets harder [...]

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10 Nov
A senior woman smiles as she serves turkey to her family at a Thanksgiving dinner.
Stress-Free Thanksgiving Tips
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The Art of Hosting: Tips for a Stress-Free Thanksgiving Gathering Thanksgiving is a time to cherish the company of friends and family alike. If it’s your turn to host the festivities, we’re here to help you plan a Thanksgiving party worthy of the amazing people in your life. From the preparations to decorations, we want...

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08 Aug
Three children sitting at a lunch table talking to each other while eating
Lunchbox Ideas to Keep Your Kids Energized for the School Day
Family Life

Keeping your child’s lunchbox interesting, delicious, and nutritious can become a daily challenge between working parents and picky children. According to a recent study reported by NPR, “Kids and teens in the U.S. get the majority of their calories from ultra-processed foods like frozen pizza, microwavable meals, chips and cookies, a new study has found.”...

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