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Destiny Watson #Halloween #October #Chicago

Destiny Watson #Halloween #October #Chicago

October 11, 2015 | Comments (0)

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The Magic of the Wonderland Express

The Magic of the Wonderland Express

December 19, 2011 | Comments (0)

One of the things I absolutely love about Christmas time is that it can make you feel just like a kid all over again.  The lights, the sounds and the anticipation of it all make December one very magical month.  And no one captures that childlike wonder and excitement quite like the Wonderland Express at […]

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Trick or Treat - The Real Sweetness of Halloween

Trick or Treat – The Real Sweetness of Halloween

October 25, 2011 | Comments (4)

Halloween has always been one of my favorite holidays…long before it became outré cool to go all out decorating with inflated ghosts and floating goblins. Maybe my love for this eerie holiday has something to do with being the daughter of a dentist.  Halloween was the one day where we could actually go out begging […]

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We Were Boo-ed

We Were Boo-ed

October 24, 2011 | Comments (1)

The first time it happened, we didn’t even know we’d been boo-ed.  We opened our front door to find an orange, plastic pumpkin with treats and a poem.  The second time it happened, the doorbell rang.  By the time we opened the front door, the goblins were gone.  The treats spilling out of orange, plastic […]

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Sweeney Todd Provides a Great Date Night

Sweeney Todd Provides a Great Date Night

August 22, 2011 | Comments (0)

When the usher shows you to your seats and the people behind you are debating whether Sweeney Todd was a mass murderer or a serial killer, you know this isn’t going to be your average date night.  The Drury Lane Theatre offered us complementary tickets to see the show on opening night.  I jumped at the […]

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No Babies at the Symphony...Please!

No Babies at the Symphony…Please!

May 13, 2011 | Comments (7)

I have written before about my love for the CSO’s Kraft Family Matinee series. This series of several, hour-long Saturday afternoon concerts is a wonderful way to introduce elementary-school aged children to the beauty of classical music. Each concert features selections from works by great composers — organized around a theme, such as water or city versus […]

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Making Time For Me - With Tea!

Making Time For Me – With Tea!

May 13, 2011 | Comments (0)

There are some days in Chicago where I need a little pick me up. I’m a mom and always running. When something needs to give, it always seems to be the one thing that’s for me. When The Chicago Moms were invited to The Penninsula Chicago for afternoon tea, however, I was going to make […]

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Enchanting Mother's Day Celebrations

Enchanting Mother’s Day Celebrations

May 12, 2011 | Comments (1)

In Danielle Smith‘s recent blog post, she asked moms how they wanted to be celebrated on Mother’s Day. She wanted to know if you’d prefer to celebrate being a mom by spending time with your children or by taking a few hours off and spending time away from family responsibilities for some rest and relaxation. […]

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Family tea-time at The Peninsula Chicago

Family tea-time at The Peninsula Chicago

May 7, 2011 | Comments (0)

One of the best things about being a Chicago Mom is Chicago! We have the most beautiful skyline, hands down. Our downtown is so perky, and exciting, sometimes I simply take the “L” to Michigan Avenue to people watch. I was so excited to spend the afternoon at the The Peninsula Chicago for afternoon tea […]

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The Peninsula Chicago Is Surprisingly Kid-Friendly

The Peninsula Chicago Is Surprisingly Kid-Friendly

May 5, 2011 | Comments (1)

I’ve always had this fantasy of taking my daughters to tea at a really fancy hotel. I pictured dainty white tablecloths, little cups of tea, tiny cucumber sandwiches with the crusts cut off and girls in pretty frilly dresses sitting with their chic, thin mom. It’s one of those images I had in my head […]

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Where Are the Caregiver-Friendly Museum Memberships?

Where Are the Caregiver-Friendly Museum Memberships?

March 24, 2011 | Comments (2)

When our girls were born, I stayed at home.  During the first few years, we had memberships to several museums and a zoo.  We went to these places a few times a year to see the exhibits, play in the children’s areas and take classes.   A couple of years ago, I went back to work.  I work […]

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Party with kids

Family-Friendly Party = Awesome New Year’s Eve

January 24, 2011 | Comments (2)

We attended our first “Family New Year’s Eve Party” this year. I was hesitant in the beginning. Our friend, a home brewer, was really excited about the family-friendly party Revolution Brewing Company planned and asked us to join them. Sure, it sounded fun, but I’ve become wary of parties at restaurants and bars. All too […]

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