Posts in category "feeding your family"

"PORK-a-pa-ZOO-la" comes to the Lincoln Park Zoo

"PORK-a-pa-ZOO-la" comes to the Lincoln Park Zoo
This one is for all you piggie lovers out there! Come visit with Illinois Farm Families at Lincoln Park Zoo on Saturday, June 29, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at their “Pork-a-pa-Zoo-la” event! In the Farm-in-the-Zoo area, your family will learn about farming — everything from planting soybeans to raising pigs, while meeting farmers and participating in... Read more »

Groceries and Gas

Groceries and Gas
Every week, I buy groceries. And every week I put gas in my car. You too? You don’t say….. I spend a lot of cash on these two basic necessities every month. Dominick’s (you know, the grocery folks) have a super easy-to-use new program that helps you save money on gas just for buying your... Read more »

The American Cheese Revolution is coming to Chicago

The American Cheese Revolution is coming to Chicago
We eat a lot of cheese at our house. Lots of it. But not all cheeses are created equally (obviously). And many cheeses are full of processed gunk that isn't good for kids (or their parents for that matter). For this reason, we buy a lot of Organic Valley cheese (and other dairy).  If you are an Organic Valley fan, there is a local opportunity to learn more about their products and health initiatives. Organic Valley’s American Cheese Revolution Tour, http://www.AmericanCheeseRevolution.com, a multi-city mobile tour and online pledge drive inviting parents to demand real food for real kids, is headed to Chicago October 19-21. Chicago foodies and families are invited to meet up with the tour to sample grilled cheese sandwiches, play in the photo booth and sign the Real Food Pledge. Organic Valley has committed to donate $1(up to $25,000) for each signature to Healthy Child Healthy World...
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Raising Vegan Kids in Chicago

Raising Vegan Kids in Chicago
I am not a vegan and I am not raising my kids as vegans. But the whole concept intrigues me. On the one hand, we definitely are limiting animal protein in our diet and eating more vegetable and grain based meals. On the other hand, I am not sure that I want to live a life without cheese. Even though we are definitely bacon-eaters at our house,  I was interested in the idea of raising vegan kids and all of the issues that may arise (mostly in social settings). For example, what does a vegan kid do when the baseball team goes out for pizza or at a classmate's birthday party when everyone is digging into a conventional cake and ice cream...

Proud to be a Stonyfield Yo-Getter

Proud to be a Stonyfield Yo-Getter
My love for Stonyfield (not just the products -- but the company too) is no secret. I've already posted about my a-mah-zing lunch with Gary, the (now former) CE-Yo of Stonyfield and my very interesting invite to see author Robyn O'Brien speak about genetically modified ingredients and food allergies while dining at Naha (again, yum). Honestly, I am so grateful to have had these unique educational opportunities, thanks to the super nice folks at Stonyfield.  These interactions have made me think hard about where I spend my weekly grocery budget. So I was frankly pretty thrilled when Stoneyfield asked me to be one of their "Yo-Getters...

You are invited to the December 4th Illinois Farm Families Meet Up

You are invited to the December 4th Illinois Farm Families Meet Up
Got questions about how our food is grown? Do you spend a lot of time thinking about the food you feed your family? Maybe you just generally feel uninformed about modern agriculture and how it affects you? If you're a Chicago mom with any of these sorts of questions about food, you can expect answers at an upcoming Sunday afternoon meet up with Illinois family farmers. ...

So . . . what do you know about GMOs?

So . . . what do you know about GMOs?
The more I learn about the food that I feed my family, the more I realize that I don’t exactly understand what is in the food that I am feeding my family. It is a problem — a problem that most people don’t know about, but a problem nonetheless. Over the summer, I read The... Read more »

Guest Post: Let Your City Kids Taste Farm Life

Guest Post: Let Your City Kids Taste Farm Life
Sometimes I like to take my “city mice” out to the country for a change of pace. I love our urban lives, but I also want my kids to understand that food grows in the ground and appreciate different lifestyles. I bet you do too, right? Today, I am thrilled to welcome Kristen Holub, a... Read more »

Chicagoland Field Moms Meet Up

Chicagoland Field Moms Meet Up
Do you have questions about how your food is grown? Okay, let’s be honest here. Do you have a million questions about how the food that your feed your family is grown? I know that I do.  If this is a topic that is on your mind on a weekly basis (like it is for... Read more »
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