Category: Winter

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 »

Ready! Set! Register! Time to get signed up for winter activities!

So you’ve barely got everything cleaned up from Thanksgiving and it’s already time to get ready for the next holiday. Between holiday cards, a shopping list that includes everyone from your favorite aunt to your kid’s kindergarten teacher, plus a million different holiday-themed events, December is going to be a busy month for everyone. Phew.... Read more »

The Wee Windy City Winter Survival Guide: Morning Glories for Families at the Garfield Park Conservatory

I know that it seems crazy to talk about winter survival tactics on a 70 degree (!) November day, but there are certain to be many long, cold days in your near future. In order to make it through a Chicago winter with little ones, you’ve got to have a plan — ideally, a plan... Read more »

Guest Post: Tips on how to keep Chicago kids healthy and active this winter

Today I am pleased to welcome fitness professional, trainer, and physical educator Lanette Wolford as a guest author on Wee Windy City. Lanette is the woman behind KID-FIT in Chicago. She considers herself a “warrior in the battle of obesity.” Lannette received her physical education degree from DePaul University and is nationally certified by the... Read more »

Get your dancing shoes on for the Chicago Winter Dance Festival at Millennium Park

February really leaves me with a “What do to? What do to?” feeling. I know that there are lots of great events taking place all over town — but I lack the motivation to get out there and take advantage of them. I need something new and different — and when I heard about this... Read more »

Winter in Chicago can be fun. Really, it can.

When it comes to winter, most adults (myself included) have a pretty bad attitude. For example, when I think about winter, I think dry skin, ridiculous traffic and driving conditions, my daily attempts to locate five hats and pairs of mittens each time we leave the house, and dark, cold mornings when I wish I... Read more »

Scenes from Winter Wonderfest at Navy Pier

With the cold weather this holiday weekend, I imagine that you are looking for some indoor family fun. We went over to check out Winter Wonderfest at Navy Pier this morning.  Overall, I thought that it was a fun event (kind of like an indoor version of Kiddieland). My three and five year-olds ran around... 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 »

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 »