Posts tagged "summer"

What was the best thing you did with your kids this summer?

What was the best thing you did with your kids this summer?
As we sit here on the verge of September, I am somewhat bewildered by the fact that summer seemed to fly by.  I’ve been feeling disappointed that we didn’t do many of the things that we usually do. I’ve spent the last couple of days trying to cram in a million end-of-summer activities for our family.... Read more »

Today is International Can-it-Forward Day!

This one is for all of the amateur home canners out there like me! My canning prowess is limited. I make tasty pickles and my family humors me by eating my homemade raspberry jam. But every August, I have a desire to take my canning to the next level by trying some new recipes or... Read more »

Picking and preserving summer berries with the kiddos

Picking and preserving summer berries with the kiddos
Late summer is a great time to get your kids more connected to their food and where it comes from. If you’ve never been to a pick-your-own farm before, consider giving it a try. This is a family outing that kids and adults alike will adore. We like Stade’s Farm in McHenry County for pick-your-own strawberries. However,... Read more »
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Hotel Lincoln to host a FREE ice cream social on Saturday

Hotel Lincoln to host a FREE ice cream social on Saturday
Nothing says summer like a free ice cream cone on a hot summer day. Hotel Lincoln (1816 N. Clark St) is celebrating the first official day of summer with free ice cream. The family-friendly event will feature neighborhood favorite Bobtail Ice Cream from 10 a.m. to noon. The hotel will be blocking off a portion of the sidewalk out... Read more »

The Wee Weekender for July 31st-August 2nd

Photograph used via Creative Commons license. Looking for some fun family events for the upcoming weekend? I did all the hard work for you — here are your two best bets. Open Streets.  This is a rare chance for your little city rats to roam the streets without fear of being hit by a speeding... Read more »

Millennium Park Three Ways

School is out for the summer! Time to start making plans to fill the eighty or so days until that school bell rings again. Wondering where to start? In this Mama’s opinion, Millennium Park is the city’s number one summer destination for families. And other than the parking (take the train people, take the train),... Read more »
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