Archive for January 2011

Our First Chicago Wolves Game

Until a few weeks ago, I had heard of the Chicago Wolves. And I knew they were a hockey team. But that’s about it. That all changed last Saturday when our family (minus the 2 year-old who stayed home with a babysitter) headed out for our first Chicago Wolves experience. I have to say that... Read more »

Why do we care so much about "Tiger Mothers" and women who breastfeed other peoples' babies?

Seems like everyone in the parenting community is talking about Amy Chua’s  recent piece in the Wall Street Journal entitled “Why Chinese Mothers are Superior.”  This article really made a lot of people mad. Steaming mad. In fact, I believe this article has received more comments than any other story ever posted on the Wall... Read more »

Be Who You Are: A Book with a Message for All of Us

“Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter, and those who matter don’t mind.” — The very wise Dr. Seuss This simple message is at the heart of Jennifer Carr’s new children’s book Be Who You Are. I can assure you that you’ve never read a children’s book... Read more »

Do you want free tickets to see Disney on Ice presents Toy Story 3?

A few days ago, I wrote a post about how excited my kids are to see Disney on Ice presents Toy Story 3 when the show comes to town in a few weeks. I wanted to follow up on that post and let you know how you can score free tickets to bring your family... Read more »

Disney on Ice presents Toy Story 3 (thereby fulfilling some of my daughter's wildest dreams)

My 6 year-old daughter loves a good Disney story. And she really LOVES ice skating. So Disney On Ice presents Toy Story 3 is about as good as it gets for her! Toy Story 3 (one of your kid’s favorite movies of the summer, right?) is hitting the ice in this live production coming to... Read more »

My Guide to the Chicago Children's Museum

Do you spend a lot of time at the Chicago Children’s Museum? We do too. We love this place. Our family membership is one of the best investments we make each year. When the weather is bad (as it so often is during the winter months), the CCM is one of my go-to destinations. My... Read more »

One Seed Chicago 2011: Who Will Get Your Vote?

If you haven’t participated in One Seed Chicago in the past, 2011 should be the year that you give it a try. This is a fun (and free!) way to include your kids in some simple, at-home gardening. And who knows, maybe they’ll even be willing to eat the veggies that they helped grow (fingers... Read more »

Get Ready for Girl Scout Cookie Time!

My first-grade daughter is a Daisy — and that means that I am currently hitting up everyone I know to see if I could interest them in a box or two of Thin Mints. It’s Girl Scout Cookie time! This year, the Girl Scouts are taking their cookie selling to the next level by launching... Read more »