Archive for May 2010

Loui Saves the Earth (and your kid can too)

Chicago author, illustrator and mother of three Alexandra Gnoske has a new book with a simple message for kids: children can make a big difference for Planet Earth. In Loui Saves the Earth, a little boy named Loui and his dog Dusty (who live in Chicago of course) learn that we can all play a... Read more »

Kids can Bike the Drive too!

Hey, bikers (I am talking to the folks who do the pedaling and those little bike enthusiasts who just take in the scenery) . . . The MB Financial Bank Bike the Drive event is coming up on May 30, 2010. This is a rare opportunity for bike-loving Chicagoans to safely pedal up and down... Read more »

The Wee Weekender (May 14th-16th)

A Family Workshop at the Lurie Garden in Millennium Park. Looking for something fun do to? How about a hands-on gardening workshop, yoga for toddlers, making creative critters out of rocks, or a storytelling event for the whole family?Lurie Garden Family Workshop: Plant Power. Families with kids over age 6 can spend an afternoon in... Read more »

And the Winner of One Seed Chicago Is . . .

 . . . Bee Balm! After four months of voting, Bee Balm has emerged triumphant over Purple Coneflower and Nodding Onion as the One Seed Chicago for 2010. One Seed what, you say? One Seed Chicago is an organization that promotes gardening in Chicago. Each year, they offer free seed packets to all Chicagoans who... Read more »

Why You Shouldn't Care that Your House is a Mess: My Mother's Day Message

The three little people who call me Mama. Sorry that things have been quiet around here this week. I have two sick kids at home. You know that that goes. I thought that I should get my Mother’s Day post up while I can because I might not have another chance before Sunday (with all... Read more »