Archive for March 2010

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Last weekend, my kids read books face-to-face with their eighteen month-old cousin who lives in Boston. And it all took place on the computer using Readeo. I know, this sounds a bit confusing at first. I felt that same way when I met with Chicago dad Coby Neuenschwander a few months ago and he told... Read more »

Our Exploration of Planet Explorers at the Adler Planetarium

Last Sunday, I took my three kids (ages 15 months, 4 and 6) and my sister (who is 9 months pregnant) to check out the brand spanking new permanent exhibit at the Adler Planetarium called Planet Explorers. This exhibit just opened on March 26th and it is sure to be  big hit with the 8... Read more »

Illinois House approves 4-day school week

“Excuse me. If my school moves to a 4-day week, what am I supposed to do while my parents are at work?” Yesterday, the Illinois House approved a bill that would create a 4-day school week for many Illinois schools. The bill was passed by an 81-21 vote. What the heck are these people thinking?... Read more »

5 free things to do with your kids over spring break

Spring break is nearly upon us. Are you headed off to Aspen for an alpine adventure? Or maybe flying down to Fort Myers for some fun in the sun? Me neither. My kids are going to be out of school for 11 days. But I am not worried because I’ve been planning. I’ve scouted out... Read more »

Guest Post: Family Living in Logan Square

Centennial Monument in Logan Square Today I am pleased to welcome Jill Bishop with her take on raising a family in Logan Square. If you’ve missed the earlier installments in the Neighborhood Spotlight series here on Wee Windy City, you can catch up and read about life with kiddies in Albany Park, Avondale and Bucktown/Wicker... Read more »

How important is my vacuum? Let me count the ways

A Dyson vacuum (that I do not own). When you have kids that are as messy as mine (and you do, right?), a vacuum is a mommy’s best friend. I know that may sound sort of sad and pathetic, but it is absolutely true (says the crazy vacuum-obsessed lady). When your floor is constantly strewn... Read more »

Family Must-do: The Maple Syrup Festival at the North Park Village Nature Center

One of my very favorite family activities is taking place this weekend — The 28th Annual Maple Syrup Festival at the North Park Village Nature Center. This wonderful FREE family event is a chance to get outside (yes! outside! finally!) and explore while learning about the magic of maple syrup. Visitors can see how the... Read more »

Tips for taking kids to see the Mammoths and Mastodons Exhibit at the Field Museum

Have you heard about the new baby in town? She is a 40,000 year-old baby mammoth named Lyuba (pronounced Lee-OO-bah) and trust me when I tell you that she is a must-see. The Field Museum’s exhibit Mammoths and Mastodons: Titans of the Ice Age opened just over a week ago and is the first exhibit... Read more »

The Tchaikovsky Ballet Theatre to perform "Sleeping Beauty"

The Tchaikovsky Ballet Theatre will be performing “Sleeping Beauty” for two performances only Saturday, March 20 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, March 21 at 2 p.m. at the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University (50 E. Congress Pkwy.) Can you hear the sound of little girls all over Chicago squealing and pleading, “Please can we go,... Read more »

The Wee Weekender (March 12th-14th)

A young artist hard at work at the Lillstreet Art Center. Looking for something fun for the whole family to do this weekend? I’ve got an idea or two for you. Family Farmed Expo. This is an event that has a little bit for everyone in the family. The Family Farmed Expo takes places from... Read more »