Archive for August 2011

The Back-to-School Bucket List

The Back-to-School Bucket List
My two oldest kids start school next Monday. They are ready. I am ready. My two year-old Colin has declared that he is also ready to go to school and there will surely be tears on Monday when he realizes that he is coming home with me. All in due time, little guy. Even though... Read more »

Calling all amazing home cooks!

Calling all amazing home cooks!
When I heard about Panera Bread’s “Breaducation” competition, I immediately though of two of the best home cooks I know — my husband and my brother. Both of them are just regular guys (and busy dads) with full-time jobs, but they love to cook for their families when they have the time. And I am... Read more »

A Mom's Night Out in Roscoe Village

A Mom's Night Out in Roscoe Village
I am a big fan of a good ol’ GNO (that’s girls night out for those of you who haven’t heard that term before). I wanted to mention a great opportunity to have a little fun with your gal pals in your life. On Thursday, August 25 from 6 p/m/ until 9 p.m., Baby Take... Read more »
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Our Day at the GM Family Quest

Our Day at the GM Family Quest
A couple of weeks ago, I had the most action-packed morning of family activities that I’ve had in a looooong time. I was invited to participate in the General Motors Family Quest along with some of my favorite other Chicago-area bloggers. Boy, did we have fun! We all needed a nap afterwards. I gathered together... Read more »

Gettin' giddy

Gettin' giddy
Is it just me or do you feel like your kids are constantly asking you for a snack? Seriously. Constantly. When I head out the door, I am usually carrying four water bottles and a myriad of on-the-go munching options. I have a few requirements for my snack brigade: Snacks have to be individually wrapped... Read more »

See the Adventures of Pinocchio for FREE on Thursday, August 4!

See the Adventures of Pinocchio for FREE on Thursday, August 4!
I have to share this fabulous opportunity with you! Tomorrow you can see the 2:00 showing of the Adventures of Pinocchio at the Chicago Shakespeare Theater — for FREE. Yes, seriously! Here is what you have to do to claim your free tickets:  Call the Chicago Shakespeare Theater Box Office at 312.595.5600 and mention promo... Read more »
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