Posts tagged "Thanksgiving"

10 ways to enjoy Thanksgiving weekend with your family in Chicago

With Chicago thermometers only reaching the 20s and 30s in early November, it’s beginning to feel more and more like the holidays. And, I’m all for making the most of the holiday feeling. That’s why I’m gearing up for the next big holiday to come our way – Thanksgiving. Even with the ever-present chance of... Read more »

Weekend Planner: Top 5 family events in Chicago for Thanksgiving weekend 2013

For an updated list of 2014 Thanksgiving weekend events for families in Chicago, please click here. For many of us, Thursday will be a festive day filled with family, friends and food. But, after we’ve recovered from the holiday’s indulgences, it will be time to venture back out into the city and have some fun. And,... Read more »

Giving Thanks for #GivingTuesday

Today I am getting onboard and completely behind #GivingTuesday. After the barrage of sales emails that have clogged my inbox since the start of Thanksgiving, it’s refreshing to shift my focus from buying to giving. So, that’s what I’m doing now. #GivingTuesday, started by New York’s 92nd Street Y, is a campaign to create a... Read more »
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Chicago Thanksgiving Day Parade Images

On Thursday my family and I braved the crowds to watch the McDonald’s Thanksgiving Parade in the Chicago. It was our second year in a row. But, it was a completely different experience – and we’ve got the photos to prove it. Last year we got down to the parade route pretty late and grabbed... Read more »

Words of Gratitude from a Chicago Mom on Thanksgiving

With Thanksgiving only a day away, it’s easy to get caught up in the craziness of it all. All the eating, drinking, shopping and parade watching is wonderful, but it can be a bit much. It’s hard to avoid the vortex of the approaching holiday storm and to not start spinning out of control. That’s... Read more »