Posts in category "Wee Windy City Winter Survival Guide"

Wee Windy City Winter Survival Guide: A pint-sized Chicago history lesson

Wee Windy City Winter Survival Guide: A pint-sized Chicago history lesson
Listen, this winter has been truly endless. I am in a rut and I am running out of ideas. It occurred to me that I could get creative and make a basic drive around town a learning opportunity for the littles (hey, we’ve got nothing else to do). Here are some ideas to help you... Read more »

Wee Windy City Winter Survival Guide: The Chicago Park District presents Polar Adventure Days

Wee Windy City Winter Survival Guide: The Chicago Park District presents Polar Adventure Days
Part of my Chicago winter survival strategy is embracing the chilly outdoor temps. The key to this approach is stocking up on the appropriate bundling equipment (that means long underwear, water-proof gloves, all the really warm stuff). And then get out there on doing something fun in the freezing cold. Winter is here. You can’t... Read more »

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 »
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Wee Windy City Winter Break Survival Guide

Assuming we get a little bit more snow in the next few days, we are planning to head over to Cricket Hill at Montrose Harbor for some good 'ol sledding. This small hill is perfect for younger kids who are just getting the hang of steering their sleds.
When the holiday hoopla and the new toy excitement die down, your kids will still be on holiday break from school. I’ve learned the hard way that it behooves you to make a plan ahead of time and figure out ways to keep the troops entertained during what can frankly be a long week. Here... Read more »

Wee Windy City Winter Survival Guide: Shenanigans!

So imagine this. It is Saturday afternoon. We are enduring yet another day of single digit temps in Chicago. Your kids are going bonkers — and so are you. What do to? What do to? Wait — did this happen at your house today too? The good news is that Chicago families have another wonderful... Read more »

The Wee Windy City Winter Survival Guide: Morning Glories for Families at the Garfield Park Conservatory

I know that it seems crazy to talk about winter survival tactics on a 70 degree (!) November day, but there are certain to be many long, cold days in your near future. In order to make it through a Chicago winter with little ones, you’ve got to have a plan — ideally, a plan... Read more »
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