Archive for February 2010

Q&A with Ralph Covert of Ralph's World

To celebrate the release of his new album All Around Ralph’s World, Chicago-based children’s musician Ralph Covert agreed to do a Q&A with Wee Windy City readers. This is so exciting! Kids are wild about this guy. And as I mentioned before, he is the man behind my personal anthem — M.O.M.M.Y. needs C.O.F.F.E.E.! I... Read more »

All Around Ralph's World: CD giveaway and a free concert

Up today . . . more Ralph’s World! The latest Ralph’s World CD, called All Around Ralph’s World, was released yesterday. I had a chance to listen to a few songs off of the new album and I predict that it is going to be another big hit with the kiddie indie music set! I... Read more »

Here's linking at you, kid (February edition)

Time for another round-up of parenting-related posts. I thought these posts/sites were worthwhile reads. You might too. For those of you in the Oak Park area, Marketing Mommy has compiled a nice little list of local restaurants where kid eats free — always a plus. In the February issue of Chicago Parent (full disclosure: I... Read more »
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Send your child to Conservation Camp at the Lincoln Park Zoo -- FOR FREE!

Summer camp isn’t exactly foremost on my mind this cold February day. But it is time to start signing up for many summer camp programs already (yes, already). Parents, you need to get planning. If you are looking for a fun, quality summer camp program for your child, I have a fabulous opportunity to tell... Read more »

My Little Valentine: A smattering of the upcoming Valentine's Day activities for kids

Now that I have kids, Valentine’s Day is more about making paper Valentine’s and eating heart-shaped pancakes than romantic dinners for two. But I like it that way. For families with young children, Valentine’s Day is a time to focus on love, friendship and affection — all good things that you want your kids to... Read more »

Did you bring your child with you to the polls today?

It is Primary Day here in Illinois — which means that folks are lining up (but not really because the polling places are basically empty) to vote in some hotly contested races. As I trudged through the snow to my polling place this morning around 9:30 with my one-year-old in tow, I regretted not having... Read more »
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Get your dancing shoes on for the Chicago Winter Dance Festival at Millennium Park

February really leaves me with a “What do to? What do to?” feeling. I know that there are lots of great events taking place all over town — but I lack the motivation to get out there and take advantage of them. I need something new and different — and when I heard about this... Read more »