Archive for May 2010

Summer Scheduling Series: Morton Arboretum and Chicago Botanic Garden

Summer is all about spending time outdoors and The Morton Arboretum and Chicago Botanic Garden are both great places to do just that. The Morton Arboretum and the Chicago Botanic Garden are perfect spots for an any-day adventure. Pack some lunches, slather on some sunscreen, and see where the day takes you. However, both places... Read more »

Summer Scheduling Series: Chicago Park District

First, a quick recap. So far in the Summer Scheduling Series, we’ve already covered Millennium Park and Ravinia. Today, let’s chat about all of the great free stuff that the Chicago Park District has to offer. Beaches. Of course, you are going to want to schedule a few tips to Chicago’s fabulous beaches. You can... Read more »

Happy First Birthday Wee Windy City!

My baby is one year-old already. Not that baby — my blog baby. In May of 2009, I had this crazy idea to pitch a blog about raising kids in the city to the folks at ChicagoNow. One year and over 200 blog posts later, Wee Windy City is still going strong! I am having... Read more »

Summer Scheduling Series: Ravinia

Photo courtesy of Ravinia. We usually head up to Ravinia at least once a summer for an adult night out — but this year, we are thinking about making it a family excursion. Ravinia has lots of family-friendly offerings in a variety of price ranges. Plus, you can take the train literally right to the... Read more »

Summer Scheduling Series: Millennium Park

At the Crown Fountain in Millennium Park. First up in the Wee Windy City Summer Scheduling Series: Millennium Park. I figured that we should start with the obvious (and free) stuff. Millennium Park is the place to be during the summer in Chicago. You could visit this hot bed of free activities every week this... Read more »

Sanctuary: Flight of the Majestic Monarch opens at the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum

Most Chicago families already know that the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum is a wonderful resource. And you probably also know that the Butterfly Haven is one of the most serene, beautiful spots in the city. But I wanted to tell you about a new butterfly exhibit at the Nature Museum. Sanctuary: Flight of the Majectic... Read more »

Does your kid love Dinosuar Train too?

If you have a Dinosaur Train fan at your house, I’ve got a little secret that I want to let you in on. Seriously, this information might just make you a hero (at least in the eyes of your dino-obsessed kid). On Saturday, May 29th the Field Museum is hosting a Dinosaur Train Play Event... Read more »

The new Great Bear Wilderness Exhibit at the Brookfield Zoo is actually pretty . . . great.

I have to confess that the Brookfield Zoo is kind of foreign territory for us city-dwellers. Call me lazy — but I have my reasons. First, there is the drive (and the potential for traffic and traffic-related meltdowns). Then there is the fact that I have to pay for admission for everyone — AND parking.... Read more »

The Girl Scouts Forever Green Festival (and a chance to see the Chicago Sky in action)

You gotta love those Girl Scouts — always doing something good and having fun at the same time. This was true back when I was a Girl Scout and now I am watching my own daughter have the same sorts of positive experiences as a Daisy. Well, the Girl Scouts are at it again. The... Read more »

The Summer Scheduling Series

Mamas and papas, it is time to get your calendars out and put the ol’ creative thinking caps on. In just a few short weeks (or less), school is going to be over for the year and your children are going to be looking at you to keep them busy during the months of June,... Read more »