Archive for March 2013

Travel Around the World with The Adventures of Bella & Harry Series of Children's Books

My mother-in-law, Rhonda, is always quick to reminisce about the days she spent reading stories to her young children – now both grown adults. As a mom and elementary school teacher, she understood the importance of reading books and how it could enable children to learn new things, travel to new places, and let their... Read more »

There's Still Time to Visit "Neighborhoods of the World" - Right at Navy Pier

I admit it. I was slow to catch on to the Neighborhoods of the World celebration happening over the course of eight Sundays at Navy Pier. But, lucky for me and my family, I finally caught on to this wonderful, global-inspired local event, and made it just in time to travel to India last Sunday.... Read more »

National Macaron Day is March 20: Sample Macarons from these Top Chicago Spots

Now that St. Patrick’s Day is behind us, it’s time to focus on another fun, indulgent holiday – National Macaron Day! From the time I took my first bite of a macaron from Vanille Patisserie at the Chicago French Market a few years ago, I’ve been totally hooked on the scrumptious meringue cookie sandwiches. These... Read more »

How to trap a leprechaun: A children's fantasy for St. Patrick's Day

There is nothing quite like St. Patrick’s Day – especially in Chicago. It’s the one day anyone can be Irish – no matter where your family hails from across the globe. To celebrate, you can don green clothing, drink or eat green-dyed food and/or drinks, catch a lively parade, or head to one of the... Read more »

Chicago Children's Choir Spread Message of Peace and Tolerance During 10-Day India Tour

Children truly represent the best in all of us. They have a zest for life. They find beauty in the details. They see the good in everyone. And, they have a bright futures ahead of them. That is why I was enthused to learn that a group of young performers from the Chicago Children’s Choir recently... Read more »