Category: Holiday

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 »

How parenthood changed Halloween for me

How parenthood changed Halloween for me
Halloween wasn’t a big deal in my household when I was growing up.We wore costumes and brought candy to school for the classroom party, but that was about it. My very first time trick or treating was actually as a teen, when I decided to take my younger siblings around the neighborhood. After college graduation,... Read more »

Chicago weather, please don't ruin Halloween...again

Chicago weather, please don't ruin Halloween...again
I still can’t believe that Halloween is less than an hour away. This year seems to have flown by so fast, that I almost didn’t see it coming. With that, my daughter has been looking forward to Halloween and trick or treating for months now. She wanted to be Anna from Frozen, and then Ariel,... Read more »
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3 things I meant to do before Halloween this year

3 things I meant to do before Halloween this year
Here we are one week away from Halloween and I’m sitting here thinking of my list of things that I’d planned to do this year. Actually, these things have been on my list every year, for the last few years. I’ve even written about some of these on my blog in the past. Last year,... Read more »

Cool places for family fun during winter break in Chicago

Cool places for family fun during winter break in Chicago
We’re a week into the lovely two week winter break, and I can’t wait to do something besides shop. Luckily for me, I actually get the same break as school children for the holiday. Those of us who are fortunate enough to have extra time off can take advantage of visiting a few cool spots... Read more »

The Go-2 Holiday Gift Guide for Toddlers

The Fisher-Price Laugh & Learn Smart Stages Chair teaches first words, numbers, shapes, colors and more. It's recommended for ages 6 months and up.
Now that Go-2-Baby is three it’s a little bit easier to shop for her. This is the first year that I really feel like I know what she likes or will use. What’s funny is that she’s also starting to notice toys from previous years as if they are brand new.  I remember how hard... Read more »
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Trick or treating by any means...sort of

Trick or treating by any means...sort of
A few years before I became a parent, my aunt started a tradition of taking my younger siblings and cousins trick or treating in Oak Park. Although I didn’t have a child of my own, I’d always go along for the experience. At times I wondered if I was somehow reliving moments I’d never had... Read more »

The bitter moms who steal Father's Day....

The bitter moms who steal Father's Day....
Here we are in the month of June, where there’s a special day to honor the male parent in our lives who who often receive a lot less credit, and way more bashing than us moms. Now, of course there are a few guys who don’t deserve the title of being a dad simply because... Read more »

Have I already ruined Santa for my child?

Have I already ruined Santa for my child?
So, I just read a blog post from one of our fellow Chicago Now Bloggers at Daddy’s World titled, “When My Mom Became Santa Claus.” His post touched on a few of the points of why I’ve been going back and forth about how deep into this Santa Claus myth I want my child to... Read more »
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Screening Gifts: Is it right or wrong to do as a parent?

Screening Gifts: Is it right or wrong to do as a parent?
So, this is my third holiday as a parent and of course it’s getting easier with time. This year, I did the unthinkable and suggested that one of my family members not buy a specific type of gift for my child. Here’s another one of those things I said I’d never do. Ya’ll are probably... Read more »