Archive for July 2014

Top 5 multicultural events for families in Chicago this weekend - August 1, 2 and 3

August is here! Lucky for us, the summertime fun is still in full swing. As usual, there is no shortage of great family-friendly weekend activities in Chicago and the surrounding area. Here is the Raising World Citizens list of the top five multicultural events for families in Chicago this weekend – Friday, August 1, Saturday,... Read more »

Travel gear favorites: Four great items to pack for your next trip

As an avid traveler, I love to find items that make planning, packing and touring a little bit easier. And, as a traveling mom, I appreciate anything that helps lighten my load, free up my hands, and better savor and remember each precious memory. I recently picked up a few new travel items to test out during our family’s recent adventures abroad and... Read more »

Top 5 multicultural events for families in Chicago this weekend - July 25, 26 and 27

It’s hard to believe this is the last weekend of July. At this time of year, I always find myself wondering how summer always seems to fly by way too fast. And, it makes me want to take advantage of all of the great summertime events in Chicago and the surrounding area even more. Here... Read more »
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5 reasons why I love summertime road trips

My husband and I lived in San Francisco for a year before we were married. During our short time there, we didn’t sit idle. On the weekends, we’d head to Napa Valley, Carmel, Mendocino, and other amazing destinations – all just a short car ride away. Back in the Midwest, where we’ve since got married and had two sons, we still pine for those... Read more »

Top 5 multicultural events for families in Chicago this weekend - July 18, 19 and 20

The summertime polar vortex has come and gone, leaving us with temperatures creeping back up into the high 70s and low 80s. With it starting to feel like summer in Chicago once again, it’s time to get outside and soak in another fun-filled weekend in the city and suburbs. Here is the Raising World Citizens... Read more »

Photos: Bastille Day Chicago 2014 festival

Walking up to Chicago's Daley Plaza, it was hard not to miss the sea of blue, white and red. By 6 pm, just one hour after the event began, a sizable crowd had gathered to celebrate Bastille Day in Chicago.
Yesterday, in Chicago, the skies cleared up just in time for the blue, white and red to be rolled out in Daley Plaza for Bastille Day Chicago. This year, the annual event was held on a Monday evening – a departure from the prime weekend day spot it’s held on local Francophile and Francophone’s schedules for the past... Read more »
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7 things my sons learned from the 2014 World Cup

After being a main source of conversation and entertainment for more than four weeks, the 2014 World Cup is now over. And, I think my whole family is a bit in shock. For one whole month, we cheered on our favorite teams, we kept track of our favorite players, and we talked about which teams... Read more »

Top 5 multicultural events for families in Chicago this weekend - July 11, 12 and 13

The Fourth of July may have come and gone, but there is still lots more summertime fun to be had here in Chicago. Here is the Raising World Citizens list of the top five multicultural events for families in Chicago this weekend – Friday, July 11, Saturday, July 12, and Sunday, July 13: 1. Irish... Read more »

Four great ways to celebrate Bastille Day with your family in Chicago

In France, people mark the storming of the Bastille and the start of the French Revolution on July 14, 1789 with parades, fireworks and parties. There, the holiday that we refer to as Bastille Day, is more commonly called La Fête Nationale (The National Celebration) or Le Quartorze Juilett (the fourteenth of July). Here in Chicago,... Read more »
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Top 5 multicultural events for families in Chicago this weekend - July 4, 5 and 6

Let the Fourth of July festivities begin! If you’re still looking for ideas for how to spend the holiday, you can check out my list of the top four ways to celebrate the Fourth of July with your family in Chicago right here. But, of course, the Fourth of July is just the first day... Read more »