Archive for February 2014

Band Together: A Chicago Kindie Sampler to benefit Intonation Music Workshop

Band Together: A Chicago Kindie Sampler to benefit Intonation Music Workshop
This one is for you indie music lovers out there. Chicago-area children’s artists are debuting previously unreleased tracks on a compilation sampler available March 4, 2014. Sales from the digital album, Band Together: A Chicago Kindie Sampler, will benefit Intonation Music Workshop. The songs will be performed live in a celebration concert at 3:00pm on Saturday March 8, 2014 at Lincoln Hall... Read more »

Who is afraid of the big, bad wolf? I am.

Who is afraid of the big, bad wolf? I am.
Sometimes the big, bad wolf comes and tries to blow your house down. The wolf looks different for everybody. It can be an illness or death in the family. Maybe the wolf comes in the form of changes in finances or relationships. So far, 2014 has brought me a lot of uncertainty. I’ve learned that even... Read more »

Donna Day: My nephew Finn is shaving his head to raise money for pediatric cancer research

Donna Day: My nephew Finn is shaving his head to raise money for pediatric cancer research
Have you heard about Donna? Today is HER day. She is the sweet daughter of fellow Chicago Now blogger Mary Tyler Mom. You can read all about her short but amazing life here. And if you want to get to know Donna’s mom and her incredible gift for storytelling, I encourage you to read this... Read more »
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Wee Windy City Winter Survival Guide: A pint-sized Chicago history lesson

Wee Windy City Winter Survival Guide: A pint-sized Chicago history lesson
Listen, this winter has been truly endless. I am in a rut and I am running out of ideas. It occurred to me that I could get creative and make a basic drive around town a learning opportunity for the littles (hey, we’ve got nothing else to do). Here are some ideas to help you... Read more »

Russian-inspired crafts for kids excited about the Sochi Winter Olympics

Russian-inspired crafts for kids excited about the Sochi Winter Olympics
Are your kids glued to the tv watching the winter Olympics non-stop? We logged some serious tv hours over the weekend watching skiing, skating and hockey. We’ve also been talking about Sochi (where it is, what it is known for, why they are killing all of the stray dogs, etc.). The Olympic Games obviously inspire... Read more »

The Kindness Connection presents "Taking the Entrepreneurial Plunge" on February 27

The Kindness Connection presents "Taking the Entrepreneurial Plunge" on February 27
Have you heard about The Kindness Connection? It is a wonderful local organization providing hands-on community service experiences for kids and families. I am a big fan of their work.  In fact, I am coordinating a service project for my kid’s entire school with The Kindness Connection next week. This wonderful organization has an upcoming... Read more »
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