Archive for February 2014

"Be My Friend" for Valentine's Day: A wish for kids this holiday

For a parent, there’s nothing worse than seeing your child upset – by anything at all. No matter if it’s big or small, temporary or permanent, trivial or life altering, it hurts to see them unhappy. As their parent, you want nothing more than to make the hurt or the sadness go away – with... Read more »

The best global candy stores in Chicago

I love candy. It satisfies my sweet tooth like nothing else. Not surprisingly, my sons love it, too. As we tour ethnic neighborhoods across Chicago, we always stop in at the local candy store (or check out the candy aisle in a grocery store) to sample and savor plenty of sweet ethnic delicacies. With each... Read more »

One mom's conflicting emotions about the 2014 Winter Olympics

I’ve always loved the Olympics. As a child, I remember vying for the best spot in front of our TV to cheer on the American athletes – no matter the sport. And, secretly, I couldn’t wait for the produced videos on a proud country or scrappy athlete, usually narrated by Bob Costas, that always brought... Read more »

Top 5 events for families in Chicago this weekend: 2/7, 2/8 and 2/9

After digging out from the snow we got earlier this week, I think everyone is ready for the weekend. It’s time to get outside  – or stay warm inside – and have some family-friendly fun. With Chinese New Year still underway, and the Winter Olympics and Chicago Auto Show just getting started, there are lots... Read more »

World Nutella Day: Yes, it's real and it's today

Did you know that today is a holiday? Yes, February 5 is World Nutella Day. World Nutella Day is a day that pays homage to the “chocolaty hazelnut” spread loved by so many people, young and old, across the globe. It was founded in 2007 by two bloggers, Sara of Ms. Adventures in Italy and... Read more »