Posts tagged "summer"

Favorite Chicago places to visit: My tween's take on the best of the Windy City in the summer

Favorite Chicago places to visit: My tween's take on the best of the Windy City in the summer
ChicagoNow bloggers are banding together today to give our readers the best of Chicago in the Summer. We will be sharing our favorite places, events, and summer activities all around Chicagoland. Get ready to experience the most comprehensive list of summer hot spots brought to you by true Chicagoans. I wanted to do a tween... Read more »

Summer activities, with a little help from my friends

Summer activities, with a little help from my friends
Welcome, summer! On this day before the summer solstice, the weather here is finally warming up and summer activities are in full swing, but for some reason I feel like I haven’t hit my summer stride. It’s a great thing that my fellow ChicagoNow bloggers have all the bases of this season covered. Check out... Read more »

Summer camp registration should not be on my holiday To Do list

Summer camp registration should not be on my holiday To Do list
Yesterday I bought some gifts online, I hung some holiday lights, I purchased tinsel and then I completely freaked out because I do not not have any idea of what I’m doing with my daughter for the summer.  Nope, I didn’t see that coming, either, but it was the result of reading a Chicago Tribune... Read more »
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Summer's almost over in this house

The school bus just drove by, apparently making a test run.  The academic year in our school district officially begins a week from tomorrow. Usually, I’m excited for the start of school, but this year I’m clinging to our last summer days a bit more tightly. I’m ready for a return to routine and for... Read more »

MSI's Summer Brain Games fight brain drain

MSI's Summer Brain Games fight brain drain
With only six weeks remaining until school begins again for my tween, we’ve been fighting the summer brain drain and the summer slide.  Both terms describe how students lose skills and knowledge during extended time away from the classroom.  My tween has been doing reading activities and math worksheets, but I’m sad to say that... Read more »

My Tween is a daydream believer

I asked my tween to make the list of things she could do around the house this summer during the hours I’m working.  Working from home with an early tween on the premises is an interesting proposition, and my hope was that she could refer to the list instead of me for ideas to keep... Read more »
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Protect yourself and your tween from skin cancer

Protect yourself and your tween from skin cancer
It’s going to be sunny and in the 80s for the next three days here. As tweens and parents alike welcome the summer sunshine, please slather yourself and your tween with sunscreen, wear hats and rock some awesome sunglasses. Did you know that more cases of skin cancer will be diagnosed this year than cases... Read more »