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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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Pure Country: Pure Heart

Pure Country: Pure Heart

July 24, 2017 | Comments (0)

Director Damon Santostefano pulled this latest installment from a script by New York Times best-selling author Holly Goldberg Sloan. This moving tale of musical sisters discovering a letter from their late father who died in Iraq, is a journey for music lovers. Filmed on location in New Orleans and Nashville, this thoughtful and heart-warming movie […]

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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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Shari's Corner

LUZIA transports the audience on a fairy tale Mexican adventure

LUZIA transports the audience on a fairy tale Mexican adventure

August 3, 2017 | Comments (0)

From the moment Cirque Du Soleil starts the magical Mexican adventure called LUZIA, you can hear the gasps and sense the wonderment from the audience. Mixing traditional circus acts with unique modern interpretations, LUZIA is a gorgeous evening with something for every family member. This is a beautifully-layered show which takes the audience on a journey […]

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As You Like It is a wonderful summer event

As You Like It is a wonderful summer event

July 23, 2017 | Comments (0)

First Folio Theatre is known for its interesting and well-performed productions at the Mayslake Peabody Estate. Every summer the company moves outside to perform under the stars. It is a glorious way to spend a summer evening with family and friends. This year, As You Like It, is the summer season show. Shakespeare’s fun rom-com […]

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Everything creates laughter in My Son The Waiter

Everything creates laughter in My Son The Waiter

July 22, 2017 | Comments (0)

If you are a mother, or have a mother, make plans to see My Son The Waiter:  A Jewish Tragedy. The one man comedy show, written and performed by Brad Zimmerman, has so many universal themes that you cannot help but laugh out loud from start to finish. No matter where you grew up, you’ll relate to […]

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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

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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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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Dr. Sear's ZoneRX Bars

Dr. Sear’s ZoneRX Bars

| July 29, 2017 | Comments (0)

Dr. Sear’s ZoneRX Bars manufacturers are serious about your health. During warmer weather they insulate the product and surround within packs during shipping to insure we are receiving the freshest, best tasting, optimal performing product possible. That says a lot. Tasty and healthy, ZoneRx Bars stabilize blood sugar with high levels of polyphenols and prebiotics, […]

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#GrandLuxCafe Chicago Eats

#GrandLuxCafe Chicago Eats

| July 24, 2017 | Comments (0)

Grand Lux Café in Downtown Chicago is consistently “the” place for good eats. This season’s menu offers a variety of simple but bold tastes. Poke Tacos : Three Crispy Shells Filled With Fresh Marinated Raw Ahi Tuna, Avocado, Green Onion, Asian Slaw and Sesame. Served with Wasabi Cream and Pickled Ginger.  Roasted Pear Strawberry Salad: Pears Strawberries, Gem […]

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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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#Unforgettable

#Unforgettable

| July 19, 2017 | Comments (3)

There is a lot of focus on outside activities during summer months, but there should also be emphasis on spending lazy time with friends watching movies. One such fun movie, perfect for a Gals Night Out, is Unforgettable. Directed by Denise Di Novi ( “Crazy, Stupid, Love” “Focus” ) and starring Rosario Dawson and Katherine […]

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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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