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Nature Museum Unveils Hidden Science in New Exhibit

Nature Museum Unveils Hidden Science in New Exhibit

September 25, 2017 | Comments (0)

The Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum recently opened a new exhibit to help families discover a hidden world of science in their own backyards. Backyard Adventures offers 17 fun and interactive activities to help families observe the effects of seasonal change and weather on their backyard environments. Visitors can see a garden from a bee’s perspective, challenge a friend […]

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Logan Center for the Arts Hosts 5th Anniversary Celebration on October 7

Logan Center for the Arts Hosts 5th Anniversary Celebration on October 7

September 24, 2017 | Comments (0)

The  will launch a year-long celebration of the Center’s five-year anniversary with a festive 12-hour Logan Five Year Bash Saturday, October 7 from 11:30 a.m. until 11:30 p.m.  The event, open to the public, features continuous free programming for all ages, including art-making activities, exhibitions, performances, a BBQ and more throughout the 11-story building and its […]

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Hubbard Street  Dance creates an immersive experience for dancers and viewers

Hubbard Street Dance creates an immersive experience for dancers and viewers

September 22, 2017 | Comments (0)

I should have worn pants. It was the first thing I thought as we entered the last performance space. In addition to rows of chairs, there were big cushions on the floor. As soon as I saw those, I wanted to sit on the floor for the final dance. It seemed like the perfect way […]

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Shari's Corner

Million Dollar Quartet is a wild musical event

Million Dollar Quartet is a wild musical event

September 22, 2017 | Comments (0)

As we moved into our seats at Million Dollar Quartet, I overheard the man sitting next to us say, “What’s the story with this show?” I said, “It’s a rowdy, fun concert with a story about rock and roll’s history. Mostly, though, it’s a concert.” We learned about Million Dollar Quartet when it first opened at […]

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Catch Still Dance With Stars before it heads to NYC

Catch Still Dance With Stars before it heads to NYC

September 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

The NYC-based New Light Theater Project brings Still Dances With Stars for a limited run on the Chicago Dramatists stage. New Light Theater Projects describes itself as an ensemble-driven theater company which strives to capture the Little Theater Movement (artistry over commerce; producing new and classic works) in the NYC indie theater community. This world-premiere product is a terrific example […]

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Luzia by Cirque Du Soliel Donates Artistic Gift to Chicago for the Year of Public Art

Luzia by Cirque Du Soliel Donates Artistic Gift to Chicago for the Year of Public Art

August 26, 2017 | Comments (0)

The Chicago Moms was invited to take a behind-the-scenes look at Luzia before the show opened its Chicago show. The tour included watching a rehearsal, meeting two show stars and visiting the costume shop. Each stop was a lesson in creativity and details. The creativity was obvious. When we watched international football freestyle stars Laura […]

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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

The Nut Job 2: Nutty By Nature

The Nut Job 2: Nutty By Nature

August 10, 2017 | Comments (0)

The Nut Job 2 is a fun trip back to our beloved characters living in “The Park”! Surly ( Will Arnett ) and Andie ( Katherine Heigl ) are back on their turf with Precious ( Maya Rudolph ), Grayson ( Brendan Fraser ), Jimmy ( Gabriel Iglesias ) and Mole ( Jeff Dunham ). […]

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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

HANS wipes it all away

HANS wipes it all away

| September 23, 2017 | Comments (0)

Hans gives us an incredible product.A dual-sided, all-in-one hand-held cleaner for smartphones, tablets, touchscreen and anything else that needs swiping like keyboards and the dashboard dials in cars. The antimicrobial side is the cleaning side. It applies a neutral smelling cleaning solution that lasts hundreds of uses, is refillable and gentle enough for all screens. The […]

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Dryel Saves Money

Dryel Saves Money

| September 18, 2017 | Comments (0)

Using Dryel costs roughly 25¢ per garment as opposed to your neighborhood dry cleaner. That can save homes plenty annually. If your household is anything like mine, the baskets full of clothes needing to be taken to the cleaners is NOT missed at all. As soon as the tomato sauce hits your favorite dress, the spot […]

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Dreampad Sleeping

Dreampad Sleeping

| September 10, 2017 | Comments (0)

Dreampad boasts that it gives your loved ones “the rest they deserve” and the claims are true. There is nothing better than a good night’s rest and this smart pillow delivers. Available in Memory, Medium, Firm, and Slim ( Travel) this new technology prompts the body to relax by converting specially-treated music into gentle vibrations that […]

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Family Day Sunday with the White Sox

Family Day Sunday with the White Sox

| September 4, 2017 | Comments (0)

There are just a  few Family Day Sunday dates remaining in the 2017 White Sox Season! The regular season is coming to a close and it is time to enjoy the remaining games that offer unparalleled cuisine from all over the city. Partaking in the drinks, beers, food and sweets galore within the jewel of the […]

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Basic Invite Online

Basic Invite Online

| August 30, 2017 | Comments (0)

BasicInvite.com is a premier, custom invitation company that helps you create for every occasion. Purchasing cards, personal or business stationery, invites, announcements, photo cards and more in a variety of designs in an easy platform that is easy and affordable. Over 160 colors and fonts are available. Designing is colorful and can be done using a very […]

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AquaBall

AquaBall

| August 27, 2017 | Comments (0)

Attention families, there is a favorite preservative-free, zero-calorie, sugar-free flavored water running a Sugarless Back to School Sweepstakes. From August to September 2017  simply visit AquaBall‘s site, post a photo of your child with their favorite AquaBall, complete the entry form and enter! Naturally flavored, and available in four choices – Berry Frost, Fruit Punch, Grape and […]

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Chicago Theaters Schedule Two Sensory-Friendly Performances

Chicago Theaters Schedule Two Sensory-Friendly Performances

| August 23, 2017 | Comments (0)

Chicago’s theater community has really done a nice job of including people with disabilities. Several theaters include ASL performances for those who are hearing-impaired. Recently, the Chicago Moms learned of two Chicago theaters with upcoming performances for those with sensory issues. Blue Man Group, known for its lights, sounds and activity, has worked with Autism […]

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Shore Club Chi

Shore Club Chi

| August 17, 2017 | Comments (0)

Shore Club Chicago is a premiere dining experience right on North Avenue Beach. Offering brunch, cocktails and group experiences, partners Karen and Gina Stefani have continued the family tradition in fine eating. The kitchen is directed by Chef Elizabeth Tokarczyk who shares her eclectic culinary vision with ingredients from local farmers. Shore Club is graces […]

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Kinfork BBQ & Tap

Kinfork BBQ & Tap

| August 16, 2017 | Comments (0)

Kinfork BBQ & Tap, 5 Woodfield Mall, Schaumburg, IL  is big, family fun any time of the day!   The portion sizes are large on the recently unveiled “Quick Lunch” menu and can be ordered, served and paid for in less than half an hour. Twelve scrumptious items like Pulled Pork, Loaded Mac and Cheese, Smoked […]

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Shedd Aquarium introduces Splash & Bubbles 4D Undersea Adventure

Shedd Aquarium introduces Splash & Bubbles 4D Undersea Adventure

| August 11, 2017 | Comments (0)

The Shedd Aquarium recently introduced a new 4-D Experience® film based upon the PBS KIDS series Splash and Bubbles. Powered by ComEd, everyone’s favorite sea creatures come to life with music and fun in a 12-minute film. According to the Shedd Aquarium, “this new adventure uses groundbreaking digital proprietary technology to allow kids to have fun while learning about […]

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Robinson's Fruit Shoots

Robinson’s Fruit Shoots

| August 8, 2017 | Comments (0)

Robinson’s Fruit Shoot are refreshing and healthy choices for your family. They are “on-the-go” friendly for whatever involvement there is. Moms can choose from flavors like strawberry, raspberry, berry burst, orange, pink lemonade, fruit punch, apple, and wild berry grape, made with REAL sugar ( green cap ) and No sugar added ( silver cap ). […]

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Help Your Nails

Help Your Nails

| August 7, 2017 | Comments (0)

Moms need the perfect manicures. Tough hands require tough nails and tougher nail polish. Meet Sally Hansen Color Therapy Nail & Cuticle Oil. Available in 38 colors, Color therapy boasts 10 days of “fade proof, chip resistant wear”! That infusion of patented organ oil formula gives nourishment and moisture for radiant nails. Skyy Hadley, of […]

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