Archive for June 2010

Summer Links

Are you having a good summer so far? Me too. We’ve been doing all sorts of fun activities around town — and then I’ve been busy blogging about it all. I am writing another blog for the months of June and July called School’s Out!. I’ve been posting about family-friendly activities in and around Chicago... Read more »

Peter Pan

Peter Pan
Photo courtesy of the Emerald City Theater Company Last Saturday, we took our two oldest kids to see the Emerald City Theatre Company’s production of Peter Pan at the Apollo Theater. I am happy to report that the production definitely passed my test for children’s theater productions — it was actually theater for kids. The... Read more »

Stride On: Our Experience with the Strider PREbike

When it comes to learning to ride a bike, training wheels are totally out. Did you know this? I didn’t either — until I had the chance to check out a Strider PREbike. The Strider PREbike is actually a no-pedal bike. With the PREbike, you can skip the training wheels entirely — kids learn to... Read more »

Guest Post: Family Living in River West/River North

Jennifer Mullman’s husband and son enjoy the fantastic new Erie Park with views of the Willis Tower. Time for another installment in the Neighborhood Spotlight Series here on Wee Windy City! Please welcome Chicago mama Jennifer Mullman with her take on raising kids in the River West/River North neighborhood. Jennifer works full-time as the director... Read more »

Good times at the Museum of Science and Industry's Idea Factory

This morning, we headed over to the Museum of Science and Industry to spend some time in the Idea Factory. This is a great spot for little ones. It is like a mini version of the Chicago Children’s Museum (plus you have all of the other great MSI attractions when your little museum-goers are ready... Read more »

My new summer project: School's Out!

I’ve got a new summer project that I think you might be interested in. For the next two months, I am going to be writing another blog on ChicagoNow called School’s Out! This blog is going to be another source for information about the very best family-friendly activities going on in and around Chicago this... Read more »

Q&A with Scott Letscher of Adventure Stage Chicago

Today, I am pleased to welcome Scott Letscher of Adventure Stage Chicago, located in the West Town neighborhood. Adventure Stage Chicago (ASC) creates dynamic and transformative theatre for young audiences that activates the imagination, inspires dialogue and strengthens community among families, educators and artists. ASC is one of Chicago’s premier destinations for theatrical productions and... Read more »