Archive for February 2011

A Getaway for the Lover of Legos in Your Life

  My son, age 9, LOVES LEGOs. You simply can’t walk around his room without stepping on a LEGO. Or two. Or three. We could build a new house with all the LEGOs Fratellone has amassed. I’m always finding random LEGO creations around the house, in the car. Mainly spaceships. I think Fratellone will someday make a... Read more »

Exploring Chicago With Kids: Bronzeville

  Chicago’s near south side Bronzeville neighborhood is a vibrant and exciting living lesson in African-American history. Once the home of such greats as Gwendolyn Brooks, Louis Armstrong, Bessie Coleman and scores of other influential residents, it is now booming with community-based revitalization that highlights its rich history. Expore this corner of the city with... Read more »

Sea School on Captiva Island: Special Winter Rates

I’ve written about the Sea School on Captiva Island before: South Seas Island Resort has partnered with the non-profit foundation Sanibel Sea School to offer marine education for every member of the family. Think of it as an education within a vacation. Among the seaschooltime activities on offer: Search for manatees, learn to surf, snorkel through sea... Read more »