Archive for November 2011

You are invited to the December 4th Illinois Farm Families Meet Up

You are invited to the December 4th Illinois Farm Families Meet Up
Got questions about how our food is grown? Do you spend a lot of time thinking about the food you feed your family? Maybe you just generally feel uninformed about modern agriculture and how it affects you? If you're a Chicago mom with any of these sorts of questions about food, you can expect answers at an upcoming Sunday afternoon meet up with Illinois family farmers. ...

Guest Post: Chicago Toy and Game Fair a Great Experience for the Whole Family

Guest Post: Chicago Toy and Game Fair a Great Experience for the Whole Family
I’ve escaped to a sunny destination to enjoy my turkey and stuffing so I did not attend the Chicago Toy and Game Fair over the weekend. By all accounts (from fair attendees both big and small), the event was pretty awesome. Luckily, fellow ChicagoNow blogger Peter Skiadopoulos of Rambler Hoops volunteered to head over to... Read more »

Polar Adventure Days: Cold, but worth it

Polar Adventure Days: Cold, but worth it
The Chicago Park District hosts awesome, free family events -- even in the absolute dead of winter. Luckily, we Chicagoans are tough. We know how to bundle up and get out there for some cold weather fun. This year, the Chicago Park District presents the seventh annual Polar Adventure Days from 12 - 4 p.m. on three Saturdays: Dec. 10, Jan. 21 and Feb. 18. Each event takes place at Northerly Island (1400 S. Lynn White Dr., on the Museum Campus).  Admission is free for everyone. You should totally plan to attend at least one of the scheduled Polar Adventure Days...
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My review of Goodnight Moon: the Musical! (plus a special discount code for you!)

My review of Goodnight Moon: the Musical! (plus a special discount code for you!)
If you have children, you are no doubt familiar with the classic bedtime tale Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown (and if you aren’t, I have no idea what is going on with bedtime at your house). This is the classic bedtime story — you have to at least read it a couple of times!... Read more »

Ready or not, here come the holidays!

Ready or not, here come the holidays!
93.9 FM (aka "The Lite") has already started with the holiday music. Local retailers have begun their excessive decorating. I've starting dreaming about peppermint bark. Ready or not . . . here come the holidays. I am sure that your calendar is filling up with holiday events and activities, but I wanted to mention a few upcoming opportunities that I think you'll be interested in...

Ewww! What's Eating You opens at the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum

Ewww! What's Eating You opens at the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum
Ewww! is right. This newly opened exhibit at the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum explores some pretty yucky stuff. Prepare yourself to confront parasites such as lice, ticks and tapeworms. This exhibit gives visitors the chance to get up close and personal with all of the creatures that make us squirm, from blood-sucking mosquitoes and ticks... Read more »
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