So long to summer (and School's Out!)

So long to summer (and School's Out!)
Wow, that was fast, huh? Seems like June was just yesterday. Yet, here we are making Labor Day plans and getting the kiddos ready for back-to-school (And many kids have been back in school for a week or so already. Poor buggers.). This is the final entry on School’s Out! You know what they say,... Read more »

5 Reasons to "Do the Dells" this Labor Day Weekend

5 Reasons to "Do the Dells" this Labor Day Weekend
Didn't make it up to the Wisconsin Dells this summer like you'd planned? There is still time for one last family hurrah before you settle back into the old school routine. Why not plan a quick getaway up to the Wisconsin Dells to officially say so long to summer? Here are five reasons to make this trip. Now. While you are thinking of it. Before summer really is over (boo hoo)...

Summer fruit: Pick it and preserve it

Summer fruit: Pick it and preserve it
August is also a great time to get your kids more connected to their food and where it comes from. If you’ve never been to a pick-your-own farm before, consider giving it a try this summer. This is a family outing that kids and adults alike will adore. We like Stade’s Farm in McHenry County... Read more »
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Apple Picking Possibilities

Apple Picking Possibilities
Almost that time of year. I’m starting to think apple pie, apple sauce, and apple cider. Yummy! Heading out to pick all those apples yourself is a great family activity (kids really love be to hands-on like this). Our area has a few different good pick-your-own apple options. Here are some good bets for your... Read more »

Experience Stingray Touch at the Shedd Aquarium Before Summer Ends

Experience Stingray Touch at the Shedd Aquarium Before Summer Ends
Summer is almost over. It is sad, but there is no stopping the march of time. Before summer fades to fall (again, nothing you can do about it), don’t miss the opportunity to feel the wonder and underwater grace of stingrays in the hands-on experience at Shedd Aquarium, Stingray Touch, open through October 2013. Located under a tented... Read more »

Fall Attractions in the Wisconsin Dells

Fall Attractions in the Wisconsin Dells
So maybe your Wisconsin Dells summer getaway just isn’t going to happen. No big deal — there are plenty of upcoming events that will make a fall trip to the Dells worthwhile. Here are some fall highlights to mark on your calendar. Wo-Zha-Wa Days. From September 13-15, Downtown Wisconsin Dells marks the end of summer... Read more »
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Chicago Air and Water Show Weekend is Almost Here!

Chicago Air and Water Show Weekend is Almost Here!
My kiddos go crazy for the annual Air and Water Show. But this family event can also be a logistical nightmare. Just imagine heading to North Avenue Beach with your little ones in tow and several thousand of your closest friends in the sweltering heat. Things can get dicey. And yes, there have been some... Read more »

Summer Must-Do: The Family Fun Festival at Millennium Park ends on August 18th

Summer Must-Do: The Family Fun Festival at Millennium Park ends on August 18th
If I had to pick my most favorite summertime in Chicago destination, I would have to choose the Family Fun Festival at Millennium Park. Summer family fun simply doesn’t get any better than this. The Family Fun Festival presented by Target includes live music performances, story times, crafts, games and other interactive activities. And the best... Read more »

Chicago Children's Museum presents Laugh Shack

Chicago Children's Museum presents Laugh Shack
I don’t mean to sound like a broken record but I am back to tell you more great things happening at the Chicago Children’s Museum this summer. The CCM presents Laugh Shack, a new pop-up comedy club running through Sept. 2. From making squirting flowers to comedy workshops to doing stand-up at the open mic on the main... Read more »
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Free Admission for Kids at the Brookfield Zoo tomorrow

Free Admission for Kids at the Brookfield Zoo tomorrow
Looking for something to do tomorrow? Kiddos are 11 and under will receive FREE admission to the Brookfield Zoo tomorrow (Admission for adults and parking fees still apply). For families who have not been able to visit the zoo’s seasonal attractions this summer, this is a perfect opportunity to see some fabulous exhibits before they... Read more »