Archive for March 2014

New book introduces kids to the spirit of Notre Dame

New book introduces kids to the spirit of Notre Dame
Notre Dame is full of happy memories for me. While attending law school at Notre Dame, I met my husband. We had a fun couple of years hanging out in South Bend in between classes and exams. When fellow ChicagoNow blogger Julia Passamani reached out to me to tell me about her kids’ picture booked... Read more »

Inspiration for Family Fun Outings in Chicago

Inspiration for Family Fun Outings in Chicago
Sometimes you just have to ditch the day-to-day grind and mix things up with a family fun night. Whether you dig out the ol’ board games to head over to your favorite bowling alley, the whole point is to spend some quality time together (focusing on fun!). And yes, sometimes you have to schedule these... Read more »

Kids, I am sorry that our spring break sucked

Kids, I am sorry that our spring break sucked
We are wrapping up a very uninspired spring break at our house. Usually, we travel on breaks from school to visit family. And if there is one thing I've learned this week, it is that traveling on breaks is the way to go. Definitely going to go back to that plan in the future. This week has ended up feeling like, despite the potential for family fun, it was just kind of a bust for all of us. Sure, we did a couple of fun things here and there. We visited the Nature Museum. We saw a movie and had a couple of play dates. But I definitely did not make the most of this five days off of school. Here is where I think I went wrong. ...
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Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum debuts new Nature's Struggle Exhibit

Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum debuts new Nature's Struggle Exhibit
The Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum is a favorite family destination of ours. I especially appreciate their rotating hands-on, educational exhibits that give visitors a chance to delve deeper into a range of topics. I always walk away feeling like I learned a ton of new information. Their newest exhibit is no exception. At a time... Read more »

The Kindness Connection launches new Kind Kids Club Membership

The Kindness Connection launches new Kind Kids Club Membership
I think it is important to model service and commitment to community through my actions AND to also find opportunities for my kids to have hands-on experiences themselves. So I am a big fan of The Kindness Connection, an organization that does just that. The Kindness Connection (TKC) is an innovative non-profit 501(c)3 organization that addresses a unique... Read more »

Guest post: 5 ways to reinvigorate your school search from Chicago Preschool Pro

Guest post: 5 ways to reinvigorate your school search from Chicago Preschool Pro
Who out there is stressing about preschool admissions? I’ve been there. Today, I am happy to welcome by friend Laura Gradman of Chicago Preschool Pro. Laura has some sound advice for families still looking for the perfect school. ———- For Chicago’s families, admissions season is a flurry of dates, deadlines, research and introspection.  The beginning... Read more »
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