Archive for December 2009

New Year's Resolutions for Parents

I am not one to jump on the “new year, new you” bandwagon. I don’t have any new diet and exercise regimes or major life changes planned for the coming year. However, I do think that the start of a new year is a nice time to reflect on what is working in your life... 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 »

Lots to do at LEGOLAND over the holidays

I wanted to tell you about yet another great winter break activity for the kiddos — LEGOLAND Discovery Center in Schaumburg. LEGOLAND Discovery Center is a two-story LEGO-themed play land with a dozen theme park-style attractions designed for children age 2 through 12. During the holidays, kids can build a mini LEGO Santa Claus or... Read more »

Wee Windy City on holiday hiatus

I am taking a little blogging break for the next ten days or so. With all  that my family has scheduled for the coming week, I don’t think that I am going to have much time for blogging (and since your week is no doubt similarly packed, you likely won’t have much time for blog... Read more »

2010 Golden Globes Nominees announced -- What would your kid pick for Best Animated Feature Film?

The 2010 Golden Globe Nominees were announced this morning — which probably isn’t all that interesting to your kid except when it comes to the category of Best Animated Feature Film. And the nominees are . . . Any predictions from the little movie-lovers out there? Which of the nominated films did your child like... Read more »

A holiday horse-drawn carriage ride

When I was about eight years-old, my aunt surprised me with a horse-drawn carriage ride down Michigan Avenue. At the time, I thought that the whole experience was positively magical — I still do, really. We snuggled up under a blanket and clip-clopped slowly through the streets. I was totally captivated by the sights and... Read more »

Free ice skating and lunch at Millennium Park on Saturday

I promise that Wee Windy City isn’t turning into a blog exclusively devoted to ice skating in Chicago — but I do have one more ice skating opportunity to tell you about.  It’s a good one because it is totally FREE. Beginning at noon on Saturday, December 12th, Jamba Juice invites Chicago ice skaters to... Read more »

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

As usual, I’ve been spending way too much time perusing other parenting blogs when I should have been vacuuming or reading a classic novel or wrapping presents. But I also learned a few interesting things along the way. So I thought I would share a few more good links with you. Over at Chicago Moms... Read more »

The Rink at Wrigley: Skate in the shadows of The Friendly Confines

First, hockey came to Wrigley Field. And now public ice skating makes its debut at The Friendly Confines. The new owners of the Cubs have set up a full-size skating rink on the Cubs parking lot at the corner of Clark and Addison. The Rink at Wrigley promises to bring family-friendly fun to the ballpark... Read more »

Mark your calendar for Polar Adventure Days

The Chicago Park District offers outdoor, FREE, family fun all year round — yes, even in the dead of winter. Saturday, December 12th is the first Polar Adventure Day of the season. Bundle up (seriously — snow pants, scarves, the whole deal) and head out to Northerly Island for family-oriented activities, demonstrations, and crafts. And... Read more »