Posts in category "Millennium Park"

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 »

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...

Got Your Skates Ready? Chicago Park District Outdoor Ice Rinks Open November 26th

Got Your Skates Ready?  Chicago Park District Outdoor Ice Rinks Open November 26th
I know that is doesn’t quite seem like ice skating weather  yet. But just wait a couple of weeks. Then, I think that you’ll bein the mood to get your skate on. Chicago Park District’s outdoor ice skating rinks open for the season Saturday, Nov. 26.  Skating season runs through Sunday, Feb. 26 at most... 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 »

5 free things to do before your kids go back to school

5 free things to do before your kids go back to school
This is a bittersweet time of year. On the one hand, I want to hang on to these lazy, unscheduled summer days. But another part of me longs for structure, afterschool activities and a few hours a day when my house isn’t overrun with children. No matter how you feel about it, one thing is... Read more »

Summer in the City: Scenes from Millennium Park

Forgive me if I sound like a broken record — but you really do need to plan an excursion to Millennium Park this summer. This is my #1 can’t-miss summertime destination. This place embodies what it means to be a Chicago kid. Kids love it here. Adults love it here. The Family Fun Tent offers... Read more »

Summer Scheduling Series: Millennium Park

At the Crown Fountain in Millennium Park. First up in the Wee Windy City Summer Scheduling Series: Millennium Park. I figured that we should start with the obvious (and free) stuff. Millennium Park is the place to be during the summer in Chicago. You could visit this hot bed of free activities every week this... Read more »

The Wee Weekender (May 14th-16th)

A Family Workshop at the Lurie Garden in Millennium Park. Looking for something fun do to? How about a hands-on gardening workshop, yoga for toddlers, making creative critters out of rocks, or a storytelling event for the whole family?Lurie Garden Family Workshop: Plant Power. Families with kids over age 6 can spend an afternoon in... Read more »

Scenes from their first skate at Millennium Park

I took my five year-old and three year-old ice skating at the McCormick Tribune Ice Skating Rink at Millennium Park on Sunday. My gosh, we had so much fun. We are all really, really bad ice skaters. It took us a solid five minutes to make it around the rink one time. My kids fell... Read more »

Get your dancing shoes on for the Chicago Winter Dance Festival at Millennium Park

February really leaves me with a “What do to? What do to?” feeling. I know that there are lots of great events taking place all over town — but I lack the motivation to get out there and take advantage of them. I need something new and different — and when I heard about this... Read more »