Posts in category "baseball"

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 »

Food, Fireworks and Fun with the Chicago White Sox for the 4th of July weekend

Food, Fireworks and Fun with the Chicago White Sox for the 4th of July weekend
Earlier this summer, we had the chance to check out the new Family Day offerings from the Chicago White Sox (boy, did we have a blast). Have you made it to a White Sox game yet this summer? No? Well, this week is the perfect time to make a visit to U.S. Cellular Field! The White Sox have a new promotion coming up for the 4th of July holiday that I wanted to tell you about. On July 2nd, 3rd and 4th,  the White Sox are proud to present "Food, Fireworks and Fun." The three game series vs. Baltimore will feature specially-priced menu items, including dollar hot dogs, and specially-priced tickets, accompanied by various fan entertainment and an extended firework show. It’s a great opportunity to enjoy the holiday in an affordable and family-friendly environment...

Family Days at U.S. Cellular Field: Add it your Summer Must-Do List

Family Days at U.S. Cellular Field: Add it your Summer Must-Do List
Earlier this month, we had the amazing opportunity to check out the new "Family Day" offerings from the Chicago White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field. Bottom line: THIS is family fun. The new promotion, which is offered on all 13 Sunday home games this season, features seats in Bleacher, Outfield Reserved, Lower Corner and Premium Upper Box sections for $15, Upper Box and Upper Reserved Seats will be available for $10, and Upper Corner tickets will be priced at only $5.  Additionally, parking at U.S. Cellular Field parking lots on Family Sundays will be available for $10.
Kids can take advantage of special autograph sessions with current and former White Sox players, as well as White Sox broadcasters (weather permitting), and the opportunity to run the bases after games (this was a real highlight for my three littles). ...

Lil' Sluggers Baseball knocks it out of the ballpark

Nearly every day, my four year-old son Brendan comes into my bedroom around 6:15 a.m. and asks me, “Is today my baseball day?” He is referring to his weekly Lil’ Sluggers class. For nearly a year now, Brendan has been participating in the Lil’ Sluggers baseball program for kids age 2-8. He loves it. I... Read more »

Thoughts on peanut allergies, the Cubs and people who are total idiots

In May of 2010, my then 17 month-old son Colin got his hands on some trail mix that his older brother and sister were eating. Within minutes, he was vomiting, coughing, wheezing, and struggling to breath. It seemed pretty clear to us that he was having a severe reaction to the peanuts in the trail... Read more »

Wrigley with Wee Ones: A Guest Post on A League of Her Own

When Julie from A League of Her Own asked me to write a guest post about bringing kiddos to Wrigley Field, I jumped at the chance. We’ve been bringing our kids to Cubs games since they were babies — and we’ve learned some important lessons along the way. In fact, this Thursday, we are bringing... Read more »

A kid's cooking class, minor league sluggers and $1 hot dogs come to Wrigley Field

Photograph used via creative commons license. Taking the whole family to a Cubs game can be a seriously pricey proposition. The tickets prices, transportation costs, and food really add up quickly — which is why I think that Chicago-area families will be thrilled to hear about this great (and super affordable) opportunity to visit Wrigley... Read more »