Posts in category "Art Institute of Chicago"

101 Things to do with your Chicago Kid

  I am reposting this entry from March 1, 2010 because I came across it in my archives and it really is a pretty darn good list if I do say so myself. I’ve got to really focus if I want to get to all of these things before my kids head off to college.... Read more »

Free winter activities for Chicago moms and their babes: My tips from the Bump Club and Beyond Brunch

Free winter activities for Chicago moms and their babes: My tips from the Bump Club and Beyond Brunch
Yesterday morning I was fortunate to be part of a Bump Club and Beyond panel of “city moms” talking to a packed room of new mamas and their little ones about surviving a Chicago winter with a babe in tow. I was in good company, joining Samantha Lande from Eater Chicago,  Tabitha Green from Defining... Read more »

Free city fun for new moms and their babes

Free city fun for new moms and their babes
This morning I was part of a Bump Club and Beyond panel of "city moms" talking to a packed room of new mamas and their little ones about bringing up baby in Chicago. I was in good company, joining Kelly Aiglon and Lindsay Gladstone of Daily Candy Kids, Samantha Lande from Eater Chicago, Cindy McCarthy of On the Go Chicago, Rebecca Little of Pinwheel and my bestie and business partner Sara Fisher of Self-Made Mom fame.  We talked about everything from family-friendly restaurants to navigating the CTA with a stroller and the best places to buy high-end kid's resale. I spoke a little bit about finding activities that meet my two pieces of criteria. First, I love a free, quality activity when I can find it (if you read Wee Windy City, you already know this about me). In addition, I also love an outing where both mommy and the kids get something out of it. With those two things in mind, I recommended the following urban activities and destinations...
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You totally aren't taking advantage of all that the Art Institute has to offer

You totally aren't taking advantage of all that the Art Institute has to offer
What, you say! Not me! We love the Art Institute! We take advantage of as many free admission days as we can! We are regulars at the Ryan Education Center in the Modern Wing! My husband and I meet for lunch at Terzo Piano whenever we can sneak away for a daytime date! Yes, still.... Read more »

Kaleidoscope: A Family Day at the Art Institute of Chicago

        On Saturday, August 21, families who arrive at the Art Institute between 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. will receive free admission to the museum as part of the 5th annual Kaleidoscope: A Family Day event. The day includes a range of activities offered by the Art Institute and other local family... Read more »

Summer Links

Are you having a good summer so far? Me too. We’ve been doing all sorts of fun activities around town — and then I’ve been busy blogging about it all. I am writing another blog for the months of June and July called School’s Out!. I’ve been posting about family-friendly activities in and around Chicago... Read more »
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Summer Scheduling Series: Millennium Park

At the Crown Fountain in Millennium Park. First up in the Wee Windy City Summer Scheduling Series: Millennium Park. I figured that we should start with the obvious (and free) stuff. Millennium Park is the place to be during the summer in Chicago. You could visit this hot bed of free activities every week this... Read more »

My Virtual Visits story in the April issue of Chicago Parent

I wrote a story for Chicago Parent Magazine this month that I thought Wee Windy City readers might find interesting. After all, you are reading this blog because you are looking for great activities for your kids in and around Chicago, right? Virtual Visits is about all of the interactive online resources offered by many... Read more »

Petite artists at the Modern Wing

As I mentioned before, admission to the Art Institute is free for the entire month of February. Kids under the age of fourteen are always free, but the free admission for adults makes for an inexpensive family outing — especially if you use public transportation. If you haven’t explored the new Modern Wing yet, this... Read more »
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Upcoming free museum days

Are you totally broke after the holidays? Me too. But the show must go on. Kids still need to be entertained and parents need an occasional escape from the confines of home — particularly in the winter. This is the time of year when free museum days are a lifesaver. Here is a list of... Read more »