Category: Go to Mommy

Why emotional intelligence is important for your child's well being

Why emotional intelligence is important for your child's well being
As a teen and young adult, I occasionally struggled with managing my emotions. My reactions to certain situations were more extreme than one would expect, and I went through a period where I chalked it up as, “This is just who I am.” I never thought about the notion of emotional intelligence or that this... Read more »

What's the deal with school lunch these days?

What's the deal with school lunch these days?
The school year has just begun, and already it seems as if there’s much more chatter about issues with school lunches than I can recall in previous years. The most critical issue is the School Lunch Debt crisis, which sounds quite absurd to even be a “thing.” Apparently the majority of U.S. school districts reported that more... Read more »

5 Back to School Tips From my 3rd Grader

5 Back to School Tips From my 3rd Grader
Labor day weekend is here, which means two things. One, the summer is officially over, and two, school is starting back for pretty much everyone who hasn’t started already. Our household just wrapped week two of the school year at a new school, and my third grader has a few back to school tips to... Read more »
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VIDEO: Three Questions with JoJo Siwa in Chicago

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Nickelodeon’s JoJo Siwa is bringing her D.R.E.A.M Tour back to Chicago this week, Thursday, 8/29 to be exact. My little lady and I had a chance to catch up with her earlier this summer when she was in town for Nickelodeon Slimefest. She put on a great show then, so I can only imagine what... Read more »

5 Tips for Attending Nickelodeon SlimeFest This Weekend

5 Tips for Attending Nickelodeon SlimeFest This Weekend
Can’t believe the summer is here already. My little one started summer break as of today, and we are already looking forward to big fun at Nickelodeon #SlimeFest. Many of you may recall the slimetastic, family fun festival that came to the U.S. (and right here in Chicago) for the first time last year. Well, SlimeFest is returning... Read more »

9 Ways to Enhance Your Child's Learning Experience in 2019

9 Ways to Enhance Your Child's Learning Experience in 2019
We are in the final day of 2018, and halfway through winter break for most school-aged children. My daughter enjoyed her first week of break celebrating the holiday with family and her new gifts. This week will be all about learning to keep her brain flowing as we prepare for school next week. We are... Read more »
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You Can Visit the North Pole without Leaving Chicago

You Can Visit the North Pole without Leaving Chicago
I can’t believe we’re only a few weeks away from Christmas again! The holiday season always flies by so fast that our family rarely gets an opportunity to enjoy the many festive attractions the city has to offer. Each year, I make a promise to myself that we’ll go to Winter Wonderfest, catch the Holiday CTA Train or... Read more »

My 6 Year Old Talks Faves with JoJo Siwa

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Nickelodeon SlimeFest was hosted in the U.S. for the first time, and in Chicago of all places. I was extremely excited when I first learned that the multi-day family festival would be coming to town. I already knew my daughter would be stoked to see her fave, JoJo Siwa perform on stage. We ended up... Read more »

5 Things You Can Do To Maximize Your Kids Summer Break

5 Things You Can Do To Maximize Your Kids Summer Break
Today was officially my daughter’s last day of 1st grade. She ended the school year on a high note with honor roll all yearlong, a 1st place spelling bee trophy and excited about going to the next level. It’s my job as her parent to ensure that she has an active summer that stimulates her... Read more »
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Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day Means More Than You Think

Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day Means More Than You Think
Today, is recognized as “Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day” and also referred to as “Bring Your Child To Work Day” by some. I remember hearing about it as a child, however I never went to work with either of my parents on the day. Could have been because it was on school... Read more »