Archive for March 2014

Family-friendly ways to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Chicago

This year, St. Patrick’s Day falls on Monday, March 17. But, why celebrate the holiday on just one day? In Chicago, we’re all Irish for St. Patrick’s Day, right? Lucky for us, there are plenty of family-friendly celebrations that don’t just call for drinking green beer all day long. So, throw on some green and... Read more »

Top 5 events for families in Chicago this weekend - 3/7, 3/8 and 3/9

This weekend, it’s time to try to put thoughts of “Chiberia” behind us and get out and have some family-friendly fun. Lucky for us, Mardi Gras, St. Patrick’s Day, and a celebration of Mexico are hot on the weekend agenda here in Chicago. Here is the Raising World Citizens list of the top five events... Read more »

Traveling without kids

This post is brought to you by the Social Butterfly Mom‘s weekly series “Validate Thy Neighbor” in which two bloggers choose a topic and write in support of the OPPOSITE of what they practice. Today, Raising World Citizens, a mom who often travels with her two kids, and No Bags to Check, an independent traveler, explore... Read more »
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Chicago is 177 today: Here are 4 ways to celebrate the city's birthday

My hometown of Chicago turns 177 years old today – Tuesday, March 4. The city has been through a lot over the years. Its name is derived from the Chicagoua plant – a wild, smelly onion. Its hotly debated nickname – the Windy City – is said to either come from the winds that blow off Lake Michigan... Read more »