Posts in category "Chicago Botanic Garden"

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 »

New to the Chicago Botanic Garden for Summer 2012

New to the Chicago Botanic Garden for Summer 2012
I recently had the chance to spend the morning exploring new additions to the Chicago Botanic Garden. This family destination has long been a favorite of ours, but we were thrilled to have a chance to move beyond the Japanese Gardens and model trains to check out something new on our most recent visit. We... Read more »

Summer Scheduling Series: Morton Arboretum and Chicago Botanic Garden

Summer is all about spending time outdoors and The Morton Arboretum and Chicago Botanic Garden are both great places to do just that. The Morton Arboretum and the Chicago Botanic Garden are perfect spots for an any-day adventure. Pack some lunches, slather on some sunscreen, and see where the day takes you. However, both places... Read more »
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Growing Healthy Kids holds inaugural meeting

In response to growing health concerns about Chicago’s kids — including obesity, type 2 diabetes, and decreased physical activity — several local organizations and individuals within the Chicago food community have joined together to develop new ways of sourcing, providing and thinking about food. This newly formed group recently gathered at the Logan Square Kitchen... Read more »

Wee Windy City on holiday hiatus

I am taking a little blogging break for the next ten days or so. With all  that my family has scheduled for the coming week, I don’t think that I am going to have much time for blogging (and since your week is no doubt similarly packed, you likely won’t have much time for blog... Read more »

Let's take this outside: Outdoor holiday activities at the Chicago Botanic Garden, Morton Arboretum and Lurie Garden

Yeah, yeah, so it’s December and it is cold now. But if you bundle up, there is still lots of holiday fun to be had outdoors.Lurie Garden in Millennium Park. The Lurie Garden isn’t just a summertime destination. There are plenty of great family workshops you can take advantage of throughout the winter. On Saturday,... Read more »
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Chicago-area Halloween happenings

Let me begin by saying that I do not have it in me to create a comprehensive list of all of the Halloween events taking place in and around Chicago during the next week or so. In my estimation, there are at least a billion different options — from costume parades to scarecrow building to... Read more »

Searching for zen at the Osaka Garden

After the Japanese Cultural Center made a visit to their summer camp, both of my little ones expressed an interest in learning more about Japanese culture (look at those summer camp dollars at work!). In light of their interest in origami and rolling sushi, I thought it was an opportune time to make a visit... Read more »

The Wee Weekender for August 14-16

Photo used with permission of REP3.com Still looking for something to do with the kiddos this weekend? I’ve got a few ideas for you.The Chicago Air and Water Show. I don’t mean to be a grump, but I would skip this one because of the crowd issues — unless you take my advice and go... Read more »
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