Tag: Millennium Park

101 Things to do with your Chicago Kid

  I am reposting this entry from March 1, 2010 because I came across it in my archives and it really is a pretty darn good list if I do say so myself. I’ve got to really focus if I want to get to all of these things before my kids head off to college.... Read more »

Summer in the City: Scenes from Millennium Park

Forgive me if I sound like a broken record — but you really do need to plan an excursion to Millennium Park this summer. This is my #1 can’t-miss summertime destination. This place embodies what it means to be a Chicago kid. Kids love it here. Adults love it here. The Family Fun Tent offers... 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 »

Millennium Park Ice Skating Rink opens for the 2009-2010 season

Have you been dying to show your kid your killer choctaw? Or is your son a future Brian Boitano who can’t wait to lace up his skates and get on the ice? Maybe you prefer to cling to the wall as you inch around the rink once and then call it a day. Reagardless of... Read more »

A guide to family holiday activities in Chicago: Go all out or take the kid route

There are tons of Chicago-area holiday happenings in the coming weeks. You certainly can’t go to all of these events. So how do you choose? Which of these activities is right for the little elves in your lives? What about nap times? And potty breaks? Will it be okay if your kids forget to use... Read more »

The Wee Weekender: Labor Day Edition

Photo from Wikipedia Commons. One of my least favorite weekends of the year is upon us. In three short days, summer is basically over. Sob. But we all might as well make the most of it while it lasts. On that note, I have a few suggestions for weekend activities for you. If the weather... Read more »

Millennium Park in Pictures

We have out-of-town friends visiting with their two children. Of course, I took my own advice and brought them to Millennium Park. And boy, did it deliver (as always). Although I have gushed about my fondness for Millennium Park before, each visit reminds me of just how fabulous this place is for families. If you... Read more »

Love Shel Silverstein? Don't miss SHELebration

If Where the Sidewalk Ends and A Light in the Attic are favorite reads at your house, mark your calendar for SHELebration: A Tribute to Shel Silverstein. The event promises music and performances in tribute to the life and work of Shel Silverstein. (Yep, he was from Chicago. I didn’t know it either). This family... Read more »

Millennium Park Three Ways

School is out for the summer! Time to start making plans to fill the eighty or so days until that school bell rings again. Wondering where to start? In this Mama’s opinion, Millennium Park is the city’s number one summer destination for families. And other than the parking (take the train people, take the train),... Read more »