Posts tagged "Summer"

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 »

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 »
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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 »

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 »

Breaking Down Chicago Parks: Adam's Playground

Breaking Down Chicago Parks: Adam's Playground
A few weeks ago I introduced you to 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. Last week we went to Welles Park, and this week Adam’s... Read more »
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Breaking Down Chicago Parks One by One

Breaking Down Chicago Parks One by One
This summer my six year old spends his days at camp swimming, going on cool field trips and playing Pokemon cards.  My girl and I have been left with many hours of free time. In an attempt to be outside as much as possible, we spend at least 2 hours a day at our neighborhood... Read more »

Summer Recipes Not to Miss

Summer Recipes Not to Miss
  This time of year I notice gaggles of interesting summery recipes on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram. I always make a note in my head to remember, when in reality I never do.   Sometimes I think of them; but can’t find the site to learn the details I need.  One twitter friend suggested Evernote,... Read more »

School is Ending; Time to Embrace Change

School is Ending; Time to Embrace Change
Memorial Day is the official beginning of summer.  We are safe to wear white and everyone’s Facebook updates are exploding with photos of picnics and sprinklers. My son, daughter and I finally seem to have fallen into a comfortable weekday rhythm and all of sudden it is ending.  Camp will bring an entirely new schedule... Read more »
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Meatless Monday: Watermelon, Tomato, Cucumber, Feta Salad

Meatless Monday: Watermelon, Tomato, Cucumber, Feta Salad
Every year we host a summer party and every year I have the same goal: to serve summery and easy to eat food that will appeal to kids and adults alike. To me, watermelon is the first food that pops into my head when I think summer.  I envision my 12 year old self, standing... Read more »
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