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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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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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Shari's Corner

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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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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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

#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

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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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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Odysseo by #Cavalia extends Chicago performances through May 7

Odysseo by #Cavalia extends Chicago performances through May 7

| April 20, 2017 | Comments (0)

Odysseo by Cavalia has created quite a buzz since pitching the White Big Top in the Soldier Field parking lot several months ago. The $30 million extravaganza  the world’s largest touring production, with a cast including 48 riders, dancers, aerialists, acrobats, stilt walkers and musicians, and 65 majestic horses taking the center stage, creates a magical world with something […]

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#SheddAquarium offers easy ways to celebrate Earth Day

#SheddAquarium offers easy ways to celebrate Earth Day

| April 17, 2017 | Comments (0)

Saturday, April 22, is the annual Earth Day celebration. Chicago’s world-renowned Shedd Aquarium is leading an Earth Day event that you can start now and continue all year-long. Shedd The Straw is a simple concept. Americans use up to 500 million plastic straws every day, roughly the same weight as 1,000 cars, according to the […]

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#MoneySmartWeek offers free advice on all financial topics

#MoneySmartWeek offers free advice on all financial topics

| April 13, 2017 | Comments (0)

The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago sponsors a free program called Monday Smart Week. Since 2002, more than 40 different organizations have come together to provide financial education in conjunction with local groups. Running from April 22 – 29, 2017, Money Smart Week helps everyone understand “how to spend it, save it and borrow it […]

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Quad Cities offer fun family vacation ideas for young children

Quad Cities offer fun family vacation ideas for young children

| April 8, 2017 | Comments (0)

When our girls were little, we often struggled to find easy vacation ideas. There were so many times when we wished someone would just pull it all together for us so we didn’t have to read a bunch of reviews and try to figure out if an attraction would be good for preschoolers. Luckily for […]

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Cavalia immerses audience in magical world of Odysseo

Cavalia immerses audience in magical world of Odysseo

| April 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

The White Big Top tent in the Soldier Field Parking lot went up about the same time that we started seeing the Cavalia billboards along local expressways. Our daughters were attracted to the gorgeous white horse on the billboard. We were intrigued by the tagline, “The Best Show Ever.” The tent for Cavalia’s newest show, Odysseo, […]

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#Dryel A New Way to Dry Clean

#Dryel A New Way to Dry Clean

| March 25, 2017 | Comments (0)

Dryel is an in-home product that turns your family’s dryer into a dry cleaner. It really works to clean and deodorize clothing that you would normally take to the Dry Cleaners. The “Starter Kit” provides you with a perfect sized “fabric protection” bag and packets of refreshing pads that you place inside the bag with […]

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Alvin Ailey Chicago

Alvin Ailey Chicago

| March 25, 2017 | Comments (0)

One more show day for the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre at the Auditorium Theatre. These new programs showcase the company’s diversity and blends of style. The modern, African, jazz and ballet techniques are amazing. This season the company is masterfully displaying how social movements and the arts can create conversation and change. Artistic Director, […]

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The Chicago Flower and Garden Show offers activities for all ages

The Chicago Flower and Garden Show offers activities for all ages

| March 21, 2017 | Comments (0)

When our girls were younger, we took the to the Chicago Flower and Garden Show every year. They loved to see the different gardens and smell the blooms. This year we took teenagers to the Chicago Flower and Garden Show, which was a different, yet familiar, outing. The first thing they did was smell the […]

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