Archive for December 2010

New Year's Resolutions for Parents (Reposted)

I never repost old entries — but I am making an exception today. Earlier this week, I went back and reread a post I wrote last year at this same time about New Year’s Resolutions for parents. I feel like I could use these reminders myself right about now so I thought I would share... Read more »

Happy Holidays from my three little superheros (and one big green monster)

Eleanor, Brendan and Colin photographed at “The Big Monster Door” in the West Loop by Chi-Town Kid Photographic Art on November 7, 2010. Pretty cool holiday card, huh? I am guessing that we are the only family featuring a large green monster this year. After the holidays, I’ve got more fun pictures (sans monster) to... Read more »

Wee Windy City Winter Survival Guide: Polar Adventure Days

I’ve always wanted to try snow shoeing — and on January 22nd, I am going to get my chance (hopefully), thanks to the Chicago Park District. This winter, the Chicago Park District presents their sixth annual Polar Adventure Days. This is a fabulous winter program for Chicago families. The remaining dates for this year are... Read more »

Give Mamaloot a Try -- and Give to the Greater Chicago Food Depository at the Same Time

My buddies over at Mamaloot (the awesome daily deal website geared towards Chicago parents) are running a great charitable campaign over the next 9 days or so. For every new email sign up, Mamaloot is donating a canned good to the Greater Chicago Food Depository. Plus, they are donating 3% of their proceeds from December... Read more »

How You Can Help Collect 100,000 Diapers (and get some exercise on a cold December morning)

I seem to always have diapers on my mind this time of year. Last holiday season, I posted about local diaper drives and how this basic need seemed to go unnoticed. I hosted a play date lunch at my house (generously catering by Corner Bakery) and all of the guests brought packages of diapers to... Read more »

Aaaachoooo! Local moms share their uncommon cures for the common cold

Have your kids had their fair share of sickness this cold and flu season? Mine too. When it comes to treating common cold and flu symptoms, more and more parents are looking to natural remedies instead of the traditional over-the-counter concoctions. I recently wrote a story for Chicago Parent Magazine about some of the more... Read more »

The Holiday Host List: What's on our agenda this year

Things have been really quiet around here. Sorry about that. The truth is that we’ve been so busy enjoying all of the fabulous holiday activities around town that I haven’t had time to blog about any of them. Last year, my husband was out of town for work for much of the holiday season and... Read more »