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Now is the time to start planning your solar eclipse activities

Now is the time to start planning your solar eclipse activities

July 9, 2017 | Comments (0)

The August 21 solar eclipse will be the first total solar eclipse visible across the entire contiguous United States since 1918. Often called the “Great American Eclipse,” the event will be visible in totality only within a band across the entire U.S. mainland, according to Wikipedia. The Adler Planetarium notes that “While Chicago is not in […]

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Free Family-Friendly Concerts and Play-alongs during Make Music #Chicago

Free Family-Friendly Concerts and Play-alongs during Make Music #Chicago

June 15, 2017 | Comments (0)

Every summer Make Music Chicago, a city-wide musical event, celebrates the summer solstice with free music in all corners of the city and suburbs. This year professional and amateur musicians will gather in Chicago’s public spaces to play and sing live music. The International Music Foundation sponsors this every year, with more than 750 cities […]

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Rosemont has it all for Mother's Day

Rosemont has it all for Mother’s Day

May 10, 2017 | Comments (0)

We drive up I-294 north regularly. Whenever we pass the Fashion Outlets of Chicago and MB Financial Park at Rosemont, we say we should stop by sometime to see what is there. Recently The Chicago Moms was invited to visit Rosemont to discover what is going on — and let’s just say there is a lot worth […]

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Shari's Corner

Tempel Lipizzan White Stallions Open Summer Season Performances

Tempel Lipizzan White Stallions Open Summer Season Performances

July 8, 2017 | Comments (0)

There is something magical about driving to see the Tempel Lipizzan performance in Old Mill Creek. You take 294 to a road that takes you past Gurnee Mills Mall. It’s as crowded and suburban as possible. When you turn the corner to head towards Tempel Farms, you are immediately transported to a place that looks like the […]

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Scottish Festival and Highland Games are a great summer outing

Scottish Festival and Highland Games are a great summer outing

June 16, 2017 | Comments (0)

When you make a list of interesting and fun summer activities, you really need to put the Scottish Festival and Highland Games near the top. As children we went often with my grandparents. My grandmother immigrated from to Chicago when she was 15 years old.  She hailed from Lanarkshire in Scotland and retained her brogue […]

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The perfect Chicago summer day is waiting at Millennium Park

The perfect Chicago summer day is waiting at Millennium Park

June 10, 2017 | Comments (0)

Today is the kind of day we wait for during those dreary winter days. It’s warm, sunny and picture-perfect. So, what are you going to do with this perfect Chicago summer day? Why not spend it at Millennium Park for a full day of summer fun? First, BluesFest is on stage in Millennium Park. It […]

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Healthy Living

Mouthwatchers Clean

Mouthwatchers Clean

June 12, 2017 | Comments (0)

 Dental health is so important. Failing to keep your teeth, gums and mouth healthy can ail the entire body. It is so much more than cosmetic or keeping pearly whites so, if you have a decent pair of chops, go to great lengths to maintain them. It is one of those things that you must […]

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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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Kailen's Imaginations

Family Fun at Pheasant Run

Family Fun at Pheasant Run

June 29, 2017 | Comments (1)

Family time at Pheasant Run, St. Charles, Illinois’ ‘Summer Splash’ Package is unique and enjoyable. An overnight stay in the newly redesigned Tower Rooms, one 16″ pizza and a two liter soft drink, and $10 worth of tokens for the Swamp Arcade is certainly an ingredient in the recipe for a great family getaway. The […]

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#BritishSwimSchools #Chicago

#BritishSwimSchools #Chicago

May 28, 2017 | Comments (0)

Summer in #Chicago is quick and furious. As soon as the temperatures rise above 50 degrees the entire city scrambles into fun mode. The outdoor cafe tables and umbrellas coming out is the first indication that all have survived the brutal winter and it is time to enjoy the beautiful city. The next sign is […]

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Reviews & Other Recent Articles

Blue Man Group 20

Blue Man Group 20

| July 21, 2017 | Comments (0)

Blue Man Group Chicago is celebrating 20 years! This officially makes it the longest-running show in town. Blue Man Group has expanded it’s performance schedule by providing two autism-friendly shows in collaboration with Autism Speaks. At writing there is one remaining performance Sunday, October 1, 2017 at 4 p.m. Tickets for this performance will be […]

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#RealPeabodyMoms

#RealPeabodyMoms

| July 20, 2017 | Comments (0)

 Although I gave birth 21 years ago, my body has never returned to the frame it once was. I used to blame my son, telling him it was his fault my belly hung to the floor. I also blamed manufacturers for the strange way they cut clothes, I blamed food for blowing up our bodies […]

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#ChicagoTrolley #Doubledecker Fun

#ChicagoTrolley #Doubledecker Fun

| July 12, 2017 | Comments (0)

The Chicago Trolley & Double Decker Co. is a treat that even a native Chicagoan can love. Having lived here 50 years, it never occurred to me to take a tour highlighting the best sites in Chicago. Thankfully, The Chicago Moms was invited and taking the tour was amazing!   Four signature tours are offered […]

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Bump It Off!

Bump It Off!

| July 11, 2017 | Comments (0)

Bump It Off  is a cool gadget in that it is very useful, cleaning surfaces is quick and it can be thrown into your dishwasher. It is also easily stored. Made of silicone, it is 100% non-toxic. It has an accessible handle and is non-irritating. I sampled this product in many different ways  but my favorite […]

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Peluches

Peluches

| July 10, 2017 | Comments (0)

Peluches means “stuffed animals” in Spanish. Named for an adorable rescue dog, these plush dog toys are really attractive to pets and when you buy one the company donates one to a shelter. These toys come with a fastening clip and coil so that it can be attached to your dog’s collar while you are […]

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Refreshing Cascade Ice

Refreshing Cascade Ice

| June 25, 2017 | Comments (0)

In today’s world it is so difficult to find a soft drink because there are literally thousands of drinks on the market. Some are good, some are bad and some are in between. Now, however there is something to be excited about. Yes, get ready for fireworks! This year’s Fourth of July, try the  delicious […]

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#Macy's #Chicago Semi-annual Bridal Show

#Macy’s #Chicago Semi-annual Bridal Show

| June 17, 2017 | Comments (0)

Chicago’s premiere bridal salon for the last 175 years has been Macy’s State Street signature store. Full service couture with gowns by Demetrios, Lazaro, Augusta Jones and Cosmobella were showcased during a semi-annual event on June 11th, 2017. Registration just $10 with an opportunity for discounted parking. Attendees received a $10 Macy’s Gift Card, 30% […]

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On the Go with Dryel

On the Go with Dryel

| June 6, 2017 | Comments (0)

Dryel is much more cost effective than first anticipated. The bag and stain remover work wonderfully, but Dryel On the Go Stain Remover travel pen is amazing. No, really, it is amazing. Busy women are prone to accidental stains. The frequent coffee spills, chocolate chip smudges, syrupy palms and ‘spit-up’ ALWAYS end up on your work clothes, […]

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Art in unexpected places adds depth to every day experiences

Art in unexpected places adds depth to every day experiences

| June 3, 2017 | Comments (0)

Whenever we drive north Lake Shore Drive, we talk about the sculptures lining the lakefront. We always say, “What does that one look like today?” It’s amazing how many ways we can see the same sculptures depending upon our mood or the weather on any given day. I like to call this art, with a […]

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#Pedalheads #Bike #Camps

#Pedalheads #Bike #Camps

| May 19, 2017 | Comments (0)

Bike riding is a great source of exercise and is also a great way to really see Chicago. Pedalheads Bike Camps, located in Lincoln Park ( Lasalle Language Academy ), Mount Greenwood/Beverly ( Sutherland Elementary  ), North Center ( Alexander Graham Bell Elementary ), Norwood/Edison Park ( Norwood Park Elementary ), provide safe, innovative, effective, challenging […]

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El Tapeo is a fun start to a Mother's Day celebration

El Tapeo is a fun start to a Mother’s Day celebration

| May 8, 2017 | Comments (0)

We were in the elevator heading up to the El Tapeo spring menu tasting when I saw the Spa Suites sign. After a long, crazy work day, it looked incredibly relaxing. I saw a different spa services sign on the way down from the restaurant and thought that a spa day combined with an El Tapeo […]

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Mother's Day entertainment offers something for every interest

Mother’s Day entertainment offers something for every interest

| May 6, 2017 | Comments (0)

Are you ready for Mother’s Day on May 14? The Chicago Moms is ready with ideas to inspire creative Mother’s Day celebrations. Today we’re starting with a round-up of Chicago-area productions with an eye towards special deals to honor Mom. After all, there’s no reason you can’t have fun and save money while you take Mom out for […]

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