Posts in category "Indoor Play"

Four Days of Giveaways from Little Beans Cafe: A Little Time for Mama

Listen — I like quality playtime with my kiddos as much as the next mama, but I am not afraid to admit that sometimes I need a little break.And by break, I don’t mean a leisurely nap or anything like that. Sometimes I need a break from my kids so that I can attend to... Read more »

Four Days of Little Beans Giveaways: Play, Play All Day!

Have you heard about the hottest new opening in town — at least for the age 6-and-under set? Trust me when I tell you that Little Beans Cafe (an indoor play space and family cafe located near Elston and Webster) is going to be the place to be for Chicago families this winter.Little Beans offers... Read more »

The Wee Weekender (March 12th-14th)

A young artist hard at work at the Lillstreet Art Center. Looking for something fun for the whole family to do this weekend? I’ve got an idea or two for you. Family Farmed Expo. This is an event that has a little bit for everyone in the family. The Family Farmed Expo takes places from... Read more »

Scenes from Ready, Set . . . Move! at the Chicago Children's Museum

Last week, I swung by the Chicago Children’s Musuem with my three kids to pass the time on a gray and chilly afternoon. Although this is one of our favorite spots in Chicago, we hadn’t visited in a few months. We were all excited to see the new updates and exhibits in place. I was... Read more »

Scenes from Winter Wonderfest at Navy Pier

With the cold weather this holiday weekend, I imagine that you are looking for some indoor family fun. We went over to check out Winter Wonderfest at Navy Pier this morning.  Overall, I thought that it was a fun event (kind of like an indoor version of Kiddieland). My three and five year-olds ran around... Read more »

The Wee Weekender for October 10-12

Looking for something to do for the long holiday weekend? I am thinking scarecrows, fall leaves, and cozy forts.St. Charles Scarecrow Festival. Scarecrows aren’t for everyone, but if your kids think they are cool (and not terrifying), head out to St. Charles for their 24th annual scarecrow festival. Event highlights include live entertainment, a petting... Read more »

Make more than a mess at Make-A-Messterpiece

Kids are just naturally creative and curious (frankly, adults could learn a thing or two from our little ones in this department). But as any parent can tell you, all of this creative exploration can get a bit messy. That’s where Make-A-Messterpiece comes in. Make-A-Messterpiece is a new creative kid’s studio sponsored by Bounty and... Read more »

Family Grounds Cafe: At the Intersection of Kids and Coffee

Wouldn’t it be great if there were a place where you could get a hazelnut latte and a cranberry-orange scone and actually sit down in a chair and enjoy it while your toddler or preschooler got to play dress up, build a block tower or just run around screaming like the crazy kid that he... Read more »

Baby, it's hot outside: two good spots for indoor play

Chicago parents wait patiently through the long winter months — dreaming of the glorious time when their kids can play outdoors . . . and then summer finally arrives and it is often just too hot to go outside. On a day like today when the heat index is 106 and the kids are eager... Read more »