Archive for October 2013

Weekend Planner: Top 5 Family Events in Chicago / November 1, 2 & 3

Now that we’ve dried out and raided our children’s candy bags, it’s time to look ahead to the weekend. Here is the Raising World Citizens list of the top five events for families in Chicago this weekend – Friday, November 1, Saturday, November 2 and Sunday, November 3. 1. Chicago Humanities Festival: Lemony Snicket  Francis... Read more »

Hometown tour guide in Chicago

I was born and raised in Chicago. Well, not exactly. But, pretty close to it. I grew up just across the western border of Chicago in the suburb of Oak Park. As a kid, my parents always took us downtown into the city to enjoy its sights and sounds. Now, as a parent myself, I’m... Read more »

Fall French Market returns to the Lycée Francais de Chicago: Fri., Nov. 8 - Sun., Nov. 10

French markets (or les marches) are a combination farmers and artisan market. They often provide an insider’s look at seasonal foods, global tastes and and local craftsmen, and offer a glimpse at what’s en vogue now – and in the past.This unique melding of local and global, past and present is what makes for an true, eclectic French... Read more »
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Weekend Planner: Top 5 Family Events in Chicago / Oct. 25, 26 & 27

This is one of my favorite weekends of the year. It’s always chock full of fun Halloween and fall events – plus all of the typical great events the Chicago has to offer to local and visiting families. Here’s the Raising World Citizens list of the top five events for families in Chicago this weekend – Friday,... Read more »

The top 10 signs you've moved homes A LOT

My family has moved a lot. By that I mean we’ve lived in six homes in the last 13 years. In that time, we’ve lived in three Illinois counties and had six different ZIP codes. You might say that we’re serial movers. As we prepare to move to our seventh home and in our seventh... Read more »

Tales from a serial mover

It’s true. I love to move. I always get caught up in the anticipation of moving to a new home in a new neighborhood. And I can’t wait to have a completely new view of the world from my new home turf. But, don’t get me wrong. I’m not a fan of packing. While my family... Read more »
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Weekend Planner: Top 5 Family Events in Chicago / Oct. 18, 19 & 20

The weekend is almost here… That means it’s time for the Raising World Citizens list of the top 5 events for families in Chicago this weekend – Friday, October 18, Saturday, October 19 and Sunday, October 20. 1. Bucktown Apple Pie Contest Holstein Park, 2200 N. Oakley Ave. (Bucktown) Sun., Oct. 20, 2 – 5... Read more »

One meal, one jar: The simple power of food to bring us together

Food is a powerful force. It brings us together at mealtime. It shapes our daily experiences. And, it introduces us to new cultures. Just one meal – at home, at a restaurant or even near a food truck – can have a profound impact on our views, our memories and our lives. It doesn’t have... Read more »

Weekend Planner: Top 5 Family Events in Chicago / Oct. 11, 12 & 13

Below is the Raising World Citizens list of the top 5 events for families in Chicago this weekend – Friday, October 11, Saturday, October 12, and Sunday, October 13. 1. Irish Books, Arts and Music (iBAM!) Celebration Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox Ave. (Irving Park) Sat., Oct. 12 and Sun., Oct. 13 $10 admission... Read more »
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Proud our neighborhoods play starring role in the Chicago Marathon

I’m a runner. But, I’m not a marathon runner. While I like to log the miles, I have never run 26.2 miles. I have complete and utter respect for each and every runner who takes on the physical and mental challenge. And, even though I have never run the Chicago Marathon (or any marathon), I... Read more »