Shari

Shari is a mom, wife, marketing communications professional, gardener, Chicago Blackhawks fan, college sports fan, traveler, quilter, community volunteer, sister, daughter, aunt, friend, Siberian Husky owner, Girl Scout troop leader and book lover. You can find Shari blogging about life with twins at Two Times the Fun and tweeting @slcs48n1.

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Chicago area theaters offer holiday performances for younger children

Chicago area theaters offer holiday performances for younger children

November 20, 2017 | Comments (0)

‘Tis the season for families to plan holiday outings. When our girls were little, we struggled to find age-appropriate events with other families dealing with squirmy kids. These three wonderful productions are perfect for families with young children. The Beatrix Potter Holiday Tea Party Peter Rabbit, Mr. Jeremy Fisher and Simpkin the cat all play major roles in this […]

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Cirque du Soleil introduces Crystal - A Breakthrough Ice Experience

Cirque du Soleil introduces Crystal – A Breakthrough Ice Experience

November 15, 2017 | Comments (0)

  This week, the world-renowned Cirque du Soleil creative team brings its newest show, Crystal by Cirque du Soleil, to the Chicago area. Described as an experience exploring the artistic attributes of ice for the very first time, Crystal by Cirque du Soleil was specifically created for arenas. ,     Crystal by Cirque du Soleil is a state-of-the-art production that creates […]

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Giselle is a grand romantic ballet with love, loss and forgiveness

Giselle is a grand romantic ballet with love, loss and forgiveness

October 22, 2017 | Comments (0)

The Joffrey Ballet recently opened its 61st season with Giselle, a lush, romantic ballet in the grand classical ballet tradition. From the opening scene through the final curtain, Giselle is a gorgeous, layered romance filled with complex characters. It’s the way a dancer turns his/her head or smiles or looks at his/her hand that adds depth to […]

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Awesome DIY Ideas for Your Halloween Party

Awesome DIY Ideas for Your Halloween Party

October 21, 2017 | Comments (0)

AtmosFX, a digital decorating company that helps people customize their homes for holidays and celebrations with fun and entertaining animated characters and stories, sent a press release recently with 16 tips to make your Halloween party fun. What I like about these DIY tips is that so many can be used for school classroom parties. A big […]

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Unique Halloween celebrations offer something for everyone

Unique Halloween celebrations offer something for everyone

October 12, 2017 | Comments (0)

Halloween is said to be the second most celebrated holiday for families. This year there are fun celebrations from Millennium Park to the Quad Cities. Here are four that stand out for their uniqueness. Halloween in the Quad Cities combines a gorgeous color drive with spooky spirits. Guests can participate in dozens of activities, starting with […]

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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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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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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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