Posts tagged "Summer"

Rooftop yoga while wearing headphones

Rooftop yoga while wearing headphones
Last night my sister and I practiced yoga on a rooftop as the sunset over Chicago’s beautiful skyline. The weather was ideal and a DJ accompanied us as we flowed; yet it was silent. When we arrived, we were handed a set of wireless glowing LED headphones and it surprised me how much they could... Read more »

What I am reading: Eleven Hours

What I am reading: Eleven Hours
We are in South Carolina for our annual family beach vacation and I am reading the powerful Eleven Hours by Pamela Erens.  The acclaimed novel follows the daunting hours of labor, delivery and two soon-to-be mothers while slowly unveiling their interesting and complicated backgrounds. Erens accurately captures the emotions and events during the incredible journey of pregnancy... Read more »

Surviving a rainy day with no electronics

Surviving a rainy day with no electronics
A few times a year, my family needs an electronic cleanse.  My 9-year-old and I had an interesting conversation about how one can become addicted to the iPad and we discussed how we both could relate to the urge to check my phone, computer, iPad or even watch TV. We escaped to a lovely and compact... Read more »
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Fifteen Hours of Six Flags Great America

Fifteen Hours of Six Flags Great America
7:00 a.m. I wake up make myself black coffee, bummed we are out of milk, and find breakfast for the kids. Then I sit down at my computer to research Six Flags Great America.  My son earned a free pass for reading 200 hours from his school and it expires tomorrow. 8:30 a.m. Husband wanders... Read more »

A Pinky Swear messed up my Monday in the best way

A Pinky Swear messed up my Monday in the best way
Do you look forward to Mondays?  I oddly do.  Monday is my day to be alone in my home, to get caught up on work and life while getting laundry under control.  After a fun, hot and busy weekend, I was even more in need of a quiet day to recharge. Sadly, my girl didn’t... Read more »

Natural and Healthy Popsicles: Beet, Orange, Raspberry and Carrot

Natural and Healthy Popsicles: Beet, Orange, Raspberry and Carrot
Our latest family project involved creating our own fresh and healthy popsicles without any added sugar. Looking forward to the final product, we walked over to the grocery store as soon as we finished breakfast.  My son read the list as my daughter ran around to find the beets, oranges and raspberries (we had carrots... Read more »
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Our Summer Bucket List

Our Summer Bucket List
Saturday, June 21 at 6:51 a.m. is the summer solstice and the first official day of summer.  After our brutal winter, the kids and I created a summer bucket list to do our best to enjoy our favorite season. Our Summer Bucket List 1. Go swimming 2. Ride a horse 3. Make popsicles 4. Go... Read more »

Lincoln Park Zoo and surrounding areas are an oasis in the city

Lincoln Park Zoo and surrounding areas are an oasis in the city
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.  Read the other articles here.   ... Read more »

How are you going to keep your kids busy now that summer is here?

How are you going to keep your kids busy now that summer is here?
We wait and wait and freeze and whine and count down the days until summer is here. Then the warm weather finally arrives and I begin to hear the complaints, “How am I going to keep my children occupied all summer?” You are in luck as I have compiled a list of ways to enjoy... Read more »
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Breaking Down Chicago Parks: Holstein Park

Breaking Down Chicago Parks: Holstein Park
At the beginning of the month I introduced a new series, Breaking Down Chicago Parks One by One.  My daughter and I are visiting a different park in the city of Chicago each week and sharing the good, bad and parking situation of each playground. The past few weeks we explored Welles Park and Adam’s Playground; this week... Read more »