Category: Traveling with Kids

How Not To Do the Chicago Holiday Scene With Kids

It’s the Monday after Thanksgiving weekend. Feeling festive, I decided to take my two kids into the city for some Christmas cheer: the Christkindl Market in Daley Plaza, followed by lunch and the big tree at Macy’s. I’m a planner. I chose today because it was early enough in the season that most people would... Read more »

The Time She Peed In The Chair

Two weeks ago, my oldest turned three. As it worked out, I had a meet-up scheduled to meet the other Kidgrade ambassadors at Kookaburra Play Cafe on Clybourn. I’d never been there before, and with the wealth of grey cold gloom looming in our Midwestern future, I was looking forward to finding another place to... Read more »

Finding Kid-Friendly Venues Around Chicago

I’m a referral person. I was long before I had kids. Although I can read 100 reviews online, I’ll put a lot more weight in one direct experience from a friend. When I bought a house out in the ‘burbs, I had few friends in my immediate “service area.” As I tossed at night about... Read more »

Tied to a Stroller? Day Trips to the City Can Still Be a Snap

With the weather warming up, I know our household definitely has a serious case of spring fever. That combined with the past month of cabin fever has us dying for some good adventures. I have two kids, two and under, which means that although it’s not hard to plan activities in the city, it takes... Read more »