Posts in category "Lincoln Park Zoo"

Wee Windy City Winter Survival Guide: Go Ice Skating at the Farm-in-the-Zoo

Wee Windy City Winter Survival Guide: Go Ice Skating at the Farm-in-the-Zoo
Chicago winters can be really long and miserable (particularly after the holiday hoopla dies down). But there are lots of fun things for families to do during the chilly months ahead. You just need to know what they are. That’s why I’ve created the Wee Windy City Winter Survival Guide. Over the next couple of... Read more »

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 »

"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 »
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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...

Brunch with the Bump Club (plus my tips on the best family freebies in Chicago)

Yesterday, I had the pleasure of spending my morning with some expectant and new mamas at the monthly Bump Club and Beyond Brunch at Vinci. I was part of a panel of Chicago mommy bloggers including Cindy McCarthy of On the Go Chicago, Linda Marsicano of Babble Chicago and my buddy and business partner Sara... Read more »

The Holiday Host List: What's on our agenda this year

Things have been really quiet around here. Sorry about that. The truth is that we’ve been so busy enjoying all of the fabulous holiday activities around town that I haven’t had time to blog about any of them. Last year, my husband was out of town for work for much of the holiday season and... Read more »
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Guest Post: Family Living in Lincoln Park (Part One)

One of Lincoln Park’s most famous residents. Hey, remember the Neighborhood Spotlight Series from last spring? It’s baaack! Just to review, so far we’ve covered: Albany Park, Avondale, Bucktown/Wicker Park, Logan Square and Oak Park/River Forest, Andersonville, and River North/River West. Today, I am thrilled to welcome Toni Hargis, an expat Brit, writer, wife and... Read more »

Summer in the City: Scenes from the Nature Boardwalk at the Lincoln Park Zoo

As a fairly regular visitor to the Lincoln Park Zoo, I’ve been eagerly watching the construction of the new Nature Boardwalk and revitalization of the South Pond. In fact, I was so interested in this project that I wrote a story about it for the June issue of Mindful Metropolis Magazine. The Nature Boardwalk opened... 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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Sleep Under the Skyscrapers this Summer at the Lincoln Park Zoo

The Lincoln Park Zoo is preparing to unveil it’s new Nature Boardwalk at the end of June. In preparation for the freelance story I am writing, I’ve been talking to representatives of the Zoo about all of the fabulous family programming coming our way. Trust me, this is going to be an awesome space for... Read more »