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 »
The Chicago Park District and The North Face invite families to dig into nature at Family Adventure Day from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 1 at Northerly Island, 1521 S. Linn White Dr., on the Museum Campus. The event is admission free and will officially kick-off Chicago Wilderness’ Leave No Child Inside month. Each year, thousands of children across... Read more »
The title of this blog is a bit misleading...... because of course school isn't actually out for the summer (not quite yet anyway). But I am sure that you have summer plans on your mind as that last day of school quickly approaches! So what's on YOUR summer agenda?
Welcome back to the fourth season of School's Out!
-- a blog about family-friendly activities in and around Chicago.
Although I love summertime fun with my kiddos, I have to admit that it takes work to keep us all happy and entertained from Memorial Day through Labor Day.
This is a big job! And advance planning is key. This blog is all about answering the question, "What are we doing today, Mom...
At our house, cooking is family business. We all get in on the action in our kitchen — even my kiddos. On Saturday August 25th, you can bring the whole family out for the final stop on the Momma Cuisine French Market Tour. This (TOTALLY FREE) event is a great opportunity for the whole family... Read more »
Okay. So today is probably not an ideal day for a trip to the zoo, but the weather forecast is supposed to start looking up tomorrow — just in time for a free admission offer from one of Chicago’s most popular attractions. Brookfield Zoo has FREE admission for kids 11 and under on August 13, 14, and... Read more »
Looking for a fun way to spend a Sunday morning (while also supporting the local channel that brings your kids morning cartoons so you can have your coffee and wake up for the day)? Come to the WTTW Kids Fun and Run on Sunday August 26th from 9:00 a.m. until noon.
Now in its 9th
year, the WTTW Kids Fun and Run is one of Chicago’s most popular family events. Each year on a Sunday morning in mid-August, the Fun and Run attracts more than 5,000 avid fans of WTTW’s kids programming to beautiful Lincoln Park for a fun-filled event featuring a 5K run and 3K family walk; lively warm-up exercises led by professional trainers; healthy snacks; colorful inflatables; and countless WTTW walk-around characters, including Elmo, Grover, and Cookie Monster from Sesame Street
, Arthur, Curious George, and more – all in support of quality children’s programming...
Thinking about heading up to the Wisconsin Dells
for a little family getaway sometime this summer? Not sure where to start your planning? Wondering which hotels and waterparks are the best fit for your family (because there are definitely different parks for different families)?
As any experienced parent knows, family vacation tend to go a lot smoother when you have a plan -- it is not easy to "wing it' with little people in your life. So if you are thinking about a trip to the Dells sometime this summer (like we are!), I definitely suggest that you do your homework before hand...
With a predicted high of only 61 degrees and a low of 45 (brr . . . .), today might not feel like a typical June 1st. But despite the bum weather, summer is upon us here in the Midwest!
Welcome back to the third season of School's Out!
-- a blog about family-friendly activities in and around Chicago...
This is the final fall posting in School’s In! And yes, that means winter is right around the corner. Well, maybe I am exaggerating slightly. But you definitely want to have your winter coats, boots, scarves and hats at the ready because there are chilly days ahead. I hope that you’ve found some good ideas... Read more »
As crazy as this may sound, we actually have an apple tree in the middle of our backyard in Chicago — an 80+ year-old apple tree that grows honest-to-goodness apples every other year. It is so cool. We are picking our backyard produce as fast as we can. We’ve made apple pies to eat and... Read more »