Archive for July 2009

The Wee Weekender for July 31st-August 2nd

Photograph used via Creative Commons license. Looking for some fun family events for the upcoming weekend? I did all the hard work for you — here are your two best bets. Open Streets.  This is a rare chance for your little city rats to roam the streets without fear of being hit by a speeding... Read more »

Guest Post: Chicago Full Moon Fire Jam

Awesome photograph courtesy of Susan Bearman. I don’t even pretend to know about a fraction of all of the great family activities in and around Chicago. But luckily, I do know lots of other Chicago-area parents who are looking for the same type of family-friendly events that I am. So periodically, I am going to... Read more »

A kid's cooking class, minor league sluggers and $1 hot dogs come to Wrigley Field

Photograph used via creative commons license. Taking the whole family to a Cubs game can be a seriously pricey proposition. The tickets prices, transportation costs, and food really add up quickly — which is why I think that Chicago-area families will be thrilled to hear about this great (and super affordable) opportunity to visit Wrigley... Read more »
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The Chicago Office of Tourism offers one-day summer camps for the whole family

Summer camp isn’t just for the kiddos any more. If you are looking for summer fun for your whole gang, check out the one-day “family camps” offered by the Chicago Office of Tourism.  Campers meet up at the Chicago Cultural Center and then head off on their adventures. The offerings feature some of the city’s... Read more »

BlogHer or SponsHer?

The BlogHer Conference I attended last week didn’t do much for me. As a first-timer, I hoped to meet some new people and learn some new tricks — and I didn’t really accomplish either of those objectives. With the exception of the company I kept, I walked away from the conference feeling like I had wasted... Read more »

Is BlogHer mostly a networking event for mommybloggers?

  I am attending BlogHer ’09 tomorrow. As a first-timer, I am not quite sure what to expect — and I wrote about that here on Wee Windy City a few days ago. As I review the agenda and speakers in preparation for tomorrow, I can’t help but think that this experience doesn’t really seem... Read more »
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The Wee Weekender for July 24th-26th

Photo used with permission of Alah Klehr (www.aklehr.com). Summer continues to fly by. How could it be almost August? How? And the seemingly endless parade of awesome things to do with kids in Chicago rolls on. If you are looking for something fun to do with the whole family, here are a few options.Venetian Night.... Read more »

The mommy bloggers are coming! The mommy bloggers are coming!

Chicago is about to be overrun with blogging ladies — mommy bloggers, lesbian bloggers, even mommy-lesbian bloggers. Not to mention all of the food bloggers, political bloggers, feminist bloggers, health bloggers, and travel bloggers. Put it this way — the city is about to be invaded by chicks with computers. Over 1500 bloggers and social... Read more »

Sell or swap your kid's clothes

Kids grow so darn fast. Before you know it the cute sundress that your daughter wore twice is way too small and your son can’t squeeze his toes into the shoes that he wore to your cousin’s wedding. So what do you do with all of the barely-worn clothes that your kids outgrow? You could... Read more »
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Theater on the Lake -- for kids!

Theater on the Lake is an experience that is unique to Chicago. Where else can you see live theater in an open air setting with both the lakefront and city skyline as the backdrop?  Usually, the Chicago Park District’s Theater on the Lake program  is an adults-only outing — but next week the performances are... Read more »