Tag: "Brookfield Zoo"

How are you keeping your kids busy this Winter Break?

How are you keeping your kids busy this Winter Break?

December 17, 2017 | Comments (0)

Our girls are speeding towards Winter Break, which means they will be home for two weeks. We’re looking forward to some downtime when they spend the day in pajamas. The other days, we’re looking for some activities that give them stories to tell when they go back to school and create fun holiday memories. A […]

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Earth Day events invite the whole family to participate

Earth Day events invite the whole family to participate

April 20, 2016 | Comments (0)

This year Earth Day is Friday, April 22. This is “the 46th year of a movement that continues to inspire, challenge ideas, ignite passion, and motivate people to action,” according to the Earth Day website. No matter where you live, there are opportunities to celebrate with family fun and volunteer opportunities. Sometimes, volunteering can be […]

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Martin Luther King Day offers fun family opportunities

Martin Luther King Day offers fun family opportunities

January 15, 2016 | Comments (0)

There are mixed opinions about whether or not children should be off school on Martin Luther King Jr’s birthday. Some people believe children should be in school learning about his important work, while others think it’s important to mark the holiday with a day off to do good works. In the Chicago area most schools […]

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It's time to make your family-friendly New Year's Eve plans

It’s time to make your family-friendly New Year’s Eve plans

December 19, 2015 | Comments (0)

Across the Chicagoland area there are family-friendly events to help your family mark the end of 2015 and celebrate the beginning of 2016. Here are some to consider when planning your family’s celebration. Brookfield Zoo ends its annual Holiday Magic event with a Zoo Year’s celebration. As if more than 1 million LED twinkling lights, […]

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Northsiders Invade Brookfield Zoo

Northsiders Invade Brookfield Zoo

August 20, 2012 | Comments (3)

My dad grew up on the Southside and my mom grew up on the North Shore. They met in college, settled in the Northwest Suburbs (in what I imagine was a good compromise), and continued to move east over the years. Now they’re living on the North Shore, as is my family and one of my sisters and […]

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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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