Posts tagged "Chicago Parent"

Throw a backyard movie party this summer

Throw a backyard movie party this summer
I am lucky to have a beautiful city backyard. Every summer, I think to myself, “We should invite our friends and family over for a backyard movie party this summer.” But I’ve never actually put this plan into action. This year, I wrote a story for Chicago Parent Magazine to actually MAKE myself plan the... Read more »

Chicago Kids Talk Tech in Chicago Parent Magazine

Chicago Kids Talk Tech in Chicago Parent Magazine
I am writing a series of stories for Chicago Parent Magazine where I have the chance to interview a whole bunch of Chicago kids to hear what they think about a variety of topics. Honestly, I love hearing what these kids have to say (totally unfiltered, by the way). For this month’s story, we talked... Read more »

Chicago Kids Speak Out: The State of the City (according to them at least)

Chicago Kids Speak Out: The State of the City (according to them at least)
Our kids have tons of interesting things to say. But we adults aren’t always listening (I am super guilty of this). I wrote a story for the November issue of Chicago Parent where I interviewed 12 Chicago-area kids between the ages of 7 and 14 to learn more about what they thought about their hometown.... Read more »
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Apples up on top (once you start, you cannot stop)

Apples up on top (once you start, you cannot stop)
You've likely heard that the apple crop in the Midwest is a mess this year right? That means that the annual family trip to a Michigan apple orchard may not happen this year (from what I gather, most orchards don't have many apples left for picking at this point). Inspired by our love for all things apple, we made a bushel (not really) of yarn apples this year for our September craft story in Chicago Parent Magazine. ...

Bring on the red, white and blue: getting crafty for the 4th of July

Bring on the red, white and blue: getting crafty for the 4th of July
Craft projects can be real mom-savers during the summer months (when you are tempted to let the kids watch 6 hours of consecutive television because you are just . . . . so tired). Fun craft project to the rescue — for them and you! Here is a really simple 4th of July craft project... Read more »

Unconventional Valentine's Day Treats

Unconventional Valentine's Day Treats
I like cupcakes, truffles, cookies and other goodies as much as the next gal. But I also really dread the sugar fest that accompanies Valentine's Day. So. Much. Sugary. Junk. Second only to Halloween, Valentine's Day is like a non-stop sugar high for kids who are indulged with sweets and treats all day long. I figure that my kids are going to load up on enough sugar from the treats they get from their class mates, grandparents, etc. My plan is to break out my heart-shaped cookie cutters and make them some healthier Valentine's Day treats. I think is is possible to say a love you without conversation hearts or those limited-edition Hershey's Kisses with the pink wrappers...
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My Virtual Visits story in the April issue of Chicago Parent

I wrote a story for Chicago Parent Magazine this month that I thought Wee Windy City readers might find interesting. After all, you are reading this blog because you are looking for great activities for your kids in and around Chicago, right? Virtual Visits is about all of the interactive online resources offered by many... Read more »

Here's linking at you, kid (February edition)

Time for another round-up of parenting-related posts. I thought these posts/sites were worthwhile reads. You might too. For those of you in the Oak Park area, Marketing Mommy has compiled a nice little list of local restaurants where kid eats free — always a plus. In the February issue of Chicago Parent (full disclosure: I... Read more »

Top ten Chicago parenting blogs and resources of 2009

I wanted to tell you about some of the very best parenting blogs and resources in and around Chicago for 2009. Who says that these sites are so great? I do. What criteria am I using? These are simply the sites that I find most helpful as I navigate my way around Chicago with my... Read more »
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