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#RinglingBros Out Of This World #Chicago

#RinglingBros Out Of This World #Chicago

November 29, 2016 | Comments (0)

The circus is certainly not the same show it was when I last attended over 15 years ago! Ringling Bros. Out Of This World ‘s next show is in Indy ( Indianapolis, Indiana ) beginning December 1st. If you missed the shows at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont and the United Center, you really need to […]

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The Gifting Season

The Gifting Season

November 25, 2016 | Comments (0)

What to give during the holidays is always challenging, especially if you are not pre-disposed at being a “gift-giver”. Some prefer to donate, or gifts-with-a-cause. Some gifting is to the little people in our lives. The Chicago Moms hopes to spend the next few Holiday Shopping weeks giving you the best ideas possible! Frogglez® came about when […]

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Star Wars events bring new meaning to a #holiday light show

Star Wars events bring new meaning to a #holiday light show

November 22, 2016 | Comments (0)

Get your light sabres and Jedi outfits ready for two December events with Star Wars themes. The first is on December 3. The Chicago Wolves is hosting a Star Wars Night in anticipation of the upcoming release of “Rogue One:  A Star Wars Story.” The special Star Wars package includes a game ticket and a […]

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Shari's Corner

Pick your favorite Nutcracker for a memorable #holiday outing

Pick your favorite Nutcracker for a memorable #holiday outing

November 21, 2016 | Comments (0)

How do you like your Nutcracker? Traditional ballet? Whimsical? No dancing at all? This year, the Chicagoland area has a Nutcracker production for everyone. No matter where your family might be or when, there are Nutcrackers galore from Thanksgiving until December 31. The information below came from different press releases. Be sure to visit the […]

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Lady Lucy's Quest offers young girls a role model for life

Lady Lucy’s Quest offers young girls a role model for life

November 1, 2016 | Comments (0)

Lady Lucy’s Quest arrived on our doorstep just as I was talking to a local mom about starting a Girl Scout troop. She wanted to show her troop that girls can do anything they set their minds to — in a way that would be fun and engaging. We both talked about how hard it […]

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COLLABORACTION's The Mars Assignment explores depression and its many stigmas

COLLABORACTION’s The Mars Assignment explores depression and its many stigmas

October 31, 2016 | Comments (0)

Good theater often opens channels for hard conversations. This month, Collaboraction Theater Company, Chicago’s social issue-driven contemporary theatre, tackles mental illness with The Mars Assignment, a world premiere production about depression and its many stigmas.  The Mars Assignment looks at how different people prepare for every day activities. A young girl presents a school project about […]

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Healthy Living

Finess creates opportunities for interesting conversations

Finess creates opportunities for interesting conversations

October 19, 2015 | Comments (0)

One of my best friends always says our single days were just like “Sex & the City,” except we didn’t take home guys from every party; we didn’t have the fabulous wardrobe; and we didn’t discuss every personal issue over wine all the time. In other words, real like isn’t a television sitcom, no matter […]

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Cooking Natural With Johnsonville Naturals

Cooking Natural With Johnsonville Naturals

October 15, 2015 | Comments (0)

Cooking for your family can be fun. Children between the ages of 5 to 15 are really wonderful cooking companions and having them learn the most important tools to healthy living is really a plus. Conversing while you add ingredients just might influence what they feed themselves for years to come. My sons were exposed […]

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Garden of Life - RawFit

Garden of Life – RawFit

September 27, 2015 | Comments (0)

The fabulous healthy alternatives keep pouring in! The journey from Fat & 40 for me has continued to Healthy 48. The struggle has been long and hard. Like most mothers, we put every one else first. We eat last, take care of every one else’s needs and dietary interests first and consider ourselves once we […]

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Chicago

Wreath-Cycled Classroom Challenge

Wreath-Cycled Classroom Challenge

December 3, 2016 | Comments (0)

Last week staff at the Shedd Aquarium hung 90 unique holiday wreaths around the Caribbean Reef exhibit. Every year the Shedd’s Auxilliary Board hosts the challenge that provides Chicago-area teachers an opportunity to combine environmental education into their classroom’s holiday celebrations. Once the children learn what it means to reduce, reuse and recycle, students in […]

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#Chicago's diverse dance scene blossoms this Spring

#Chicago’s diverse dance scene blossoms this Spring

March 10, 2016 | Comments (0)

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago brings its Spring Series to the Harris Theatre March 17 – 20 with a world premiere by Lucas Crandall. This “e-scale ensemble work choreographed for the entire company takes cues from Crandall’s interest in the movement mechanics of stampede behavior.” The company brings I am Mister B, the company’s homage to George […]

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The Museum Campus ready for summer fun with new exhibits

The Museum Campus ready for summer fun with new exhibits

July 6, 2015 | Comments (0)

Chicago’s Museum Campus is always a great place to take the family for an afternoon or a full day. This summer, all three museums have new exhibits ready to keep your children and their friends busy throughout the summer. Adler Planetarium There are so many amazing things to see inside the Adler Planetarium, but this […]

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Reviews & Other Recent Articles

#ActWithShedd makes it easy to add gratitude to your Thanksgiving table

#ActWithShedd makes it easy to add gratitude to your Thanksgiving table

| November 16, 2016 | Comments (0)

We’re gearing up for Thanksgiving with our 13-year-old twin daughters. We’ve read a lot of interesting articles about things we can do to bring more meaning to the holiday. It seems really important right now with our country’s divisions following the recent U.S. Presidential election to step back and think about what we are thankful […]

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#Holiday Gifting

#Holiday Gifting

| November 11, 2016 | Comments (0)

Gift giving can be practical and fun! This Holiday Season, give more than a sweater or pair of ear muffs to your favorite people. Limelens is a lens for your smartphone that can capture intricate detail. The lenses have incredible framing capabilities and produce stunning photographs! The introductory set includes a dual macro/wide lens, a 190 […]

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Mom's Night Out at the Shedd Aquarium

Mom’s Night Out at the Shedd Aquarium

| November 6, 2016 | Comments (0)

Chicago’s premiere family destination, The Shedd Aquarium, brings so many exciting activities all year-long! How fun to learn that Chicagoland moms can, right before the holiday, save the date for a few hour getaway! Thursday, November 17th at 6p.m. is Mom’s Night Out! Leave the kiddies at home as The Shedd hosts Penguin Hops Release Party. Shedd Aquarium’s 2016 “Penguin […]

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All your votes matters this election day

All your votes matters this election day

| October 27, 2016 | Comments (0)

While everyone is talking about the U.S. Presidential campaign, there are many other election decisions that are important to our quality of life. It’s true that the U.S. Presidential campaign is the reason many people go to vote, but it’s important for people to use their vote wisely from the top of the ticket all […]

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Dr. Seward's Dracula is waiting for you to join the Halloween adventure

Dr. Seward’s Dracula is waiting for you to join the Halloween adventure

| October 19, 2016 | Comments (0)

We’re just a few weeks away from Halloween and if you haven’t finalized your plans yet, First Folio Theatre has a show that has just the right mix of creepy innuendo, psychological thrill and ghostly characters. Dr. Seward’s Dracula continues First Folio Theatre’s wonderful tradition of performing a show that uses the unique Mayslake Peabody […]

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Celebrate Chicago Museum Week through October 23

Celebrate Chicago Museum Week through October 23

| October 14, 2016 | Comments (0)

Chicago’s museums are hosting the second annual Museum Week celebration. It is so big this week that it runs for more than seven days so you have plenty of time to take advantage of these great opportunities. The press release below came from Museums in the Park. Be certain to check the website for the […]

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Refrigerator Oatmeal Makes Mornings More Fun

Refrigerator Oatmeal Makes Mornings More Fun

| September 28, 2016 | Comments (0)

We’re not quite two months into the new school year and already our daughters are complaining about breakfast. They haven’t quite transitioned from the summer “eat whatever you want as long as you clean-up after yourself” routine to the “eat something quick so you don’t miss the bus” reality. Their lazy summer mornings are now […]

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Mamma Mia! brings the song and dance to the Paramount stage

Mamma Mia! brings the song and dance to the Paramount stage

| September 20, 2016 | Comments (0)

The Paramount Theatre was recently honored with 14 2015-16 Equity Jeff Award nominations for its Broadway musical series. This was more than Chicago’s Joseph Jefferson Committee awarded to any other Chicago theater. As I watched the amazing Mamma Mia! cast perform during opening night, I hoped everyone in the audience appreciated what a treasure the […]

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#PebblesPlay #YOXO Cereal and Fun!

#PebblesPlay #YOXO Cereal and Fun!

| September 10, 2016 | Comments (0)

This weekend, September 9-11th, will be the perfect time to bring your family to The Pebble Play Tour at Festival de La Villita, 26th Street at Washtenaw, Chicago, IL! Featuring a variety activities, including a play station of environmentally sustainable toys from YOXO, spend a day relaxing, eating, learning! Give new life to your Fruity […]

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Cassava Flour is a healthy alternative

Cassava Flour is a healthy alternative

| September 3, 2016 | Comments (0)

So the fall season is already upon us! Most of the children are back in school, and days will be structured to give us the ability to accomplish the maximum during the now limited daylight hours. The Chicago Moms was approached to sample Cassava Flour by Otto’s Naturals. This gluten- free, grain-free, non-gmo, certified paleo […]

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The Chicago Dancing Festival puts the audience in the performance with Planet Chicago

The Chicago Dancing Festival puts the audience in the performance with Planet Chicago

| August 24, 2016 | Comments (0)

The Chicago Dancing Festival continues its tradition of breaking new ground with Planet Chicago. This event features all Chicago dance ensembles in an iconic Chicago destination. Unlike a traditional dance performance where the dancers are on the stage and the audience is in the seats, Planet Chicago mixes the dancers and audience members in a […]

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Star Passage is a good first book in a new teen series

Star Passage is a good first book in a new teen series

| August 12, 2016 | Comments (0)

It seems like many families are trying to squeeze in one more summer trip before school starts. Whenever we spend more than a couple of hours in the car, we have our girls bring multiple things to keep them busy. Recently we were invited to review a new book entitled Star Passage:  The Relic.  Our […]

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