Tag: "kids"

Ready, Set...Baby! helps children get ready for the new addition

Ready, Set…Baby! helps children get ready for the new addition

March 13, 2017 | Comments (0)

Elizabeth Rusch wrote a darling book called “Ready, Set…Baby!” which is the perfect gift to give young children to read while they wait for their new baby brother or sister. As you turn the pages, you’ll wonder if Elizabeth could, somehow, read children’s minds. Anna and Oliver find out that their mom is expecting a […]

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The Greatest Story Never Told

The Greatest Story Never Told

January 26, 2017 | Comments (0)

‘The Greatest Story Never Told” is currently running in Chicago’s Wrigleyville. It is an exciting, colorful, and interactive show at Under The Gun Theatre. The premise involves a narrator walking on set only to realize that the storybook has no dialogue and there are no actors waiting to perform. To solve the dilemma they must […]

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Bear Paddle Swim School

Bear Paddle Swim School

May 25, 2016 | Comments (0)

Yes, it is that time of year! If you have not crossed that finish line yet, the ‘end-of-school-year’ is on the horizon. Parents all over the nation are scrambling to locate that perfect activity or camp for their children. My two boys are grown now, but they had the most fun swimming during their summer […]

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Summer camps to keep your kids engaged this summer

Summer camps to keep your kids engaged this summer

June 1, 2015 | Comments (0)

We always look at summer as a time to add depth to our daughters’ education. No matter how hard teachers try, there is always something parents wish their children would experience that just won’t fit into the lesson plans. Here are some ideas to jump start your summer plans. Community College Camps Our local community […]

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Moms' Night Out and My Interview with Sarah Drew

Moms’ Night Out and My Interview with Sarah Drew

May 13, 2014 | Comments (0)

MOMS’ NIGHT OUT – a comedy about the chaos of motherhood and life – will be in theaters starting May 9, just in time for Mother’s Day. I had the opportunity to sit down with the Sarah Drew (who portrays Allyson in the movie) and is also a regular cast member on the popular ABC […]

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School House Rock Live Wins Over Another Generation

School House Rock Live Wins Over Another Generation

March 16, 2014 | Comments (0)

There is something amazing about watching my children experience things from my childhood that never grow old. It can be little things like playing Candyland or big things like seeing the Ocean for the first. There is definitely something magical about my children having the same positive childhood experiences as I did. And I had […]

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Fight the Winter Blues with a Little "Soul" at Chicago Children's Theatre's Mr. Chickee's Funny Money

Fight the Winter Blues with a Little “Soul” at Chicago Children’s Theatre’s Mr. Chickee’s Funny Money

February 5, 2014 | Comments (0)

My kids and I are longtime fans of Christopher Paul Curtis.  Of all the many books he has written, our top favorites have to be Bud, Not Buddy and The Mighty Ms. Malone (both of which I highly, highly recommend). For a younger crowd (and for some lighter reading), my daughters and I would also recommend Mr. […]

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Happy Dog Box a good treat for your favorite pet

Happy Dog Box a good treat for your favorite pet

November 21, 2013 | Comments (0)

We adopted Holly, our Great Pyrenees/Lab mix puppy, Labor Day weekend from a wonderful local rescue group called Magnificent Mutts. Her foster mom let us know she loves all kinds of treats, but when I walk through the pet stores, I feel like it’s the same old stuff that I see in all stores. I was […]

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Why Most of My Home is a Nut-Free Zone

Why Most of My Home is a Nut-Free Zone

September 19, 2012 | Comments (0)

The food allergic kids somehow find each other.  As a result our home has rules about nuts.  Nuts are not allowed in my son’s room.  Sticky nut milks and nut butters are not allowed anywhere at any time.  Food labels are checked for “secret” nuts or nut powders. Processed and packaged foods are carefully checked […]

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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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The Lurie Garden at Millennium Park

The Lurie Garden at Millennium Park

June 29, 2012 | Comments (1)

On June 7, 2012, I was invited by the Lurie Garden at Millennium Park for a private tour to learn more about this amazing 5-acre garden right smack in the middle of Michigan Avenue. Recently, the “Lurie” name has made headlines in Chicago with the move of the Children’s Memorial Hospital to the new, Lurie […]

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A Farmer's Market in Chicago in February?

A Farmer’s Market in Chicago in February?

February 19, 2012 | Comments (0)

There are many things that make me question our choice to live in Chicago during the winter months. Obviously, the cold is at the top of the list, but lately I’m more likely to be found complaining about the lack of fresh in-season vegetables that are grown locally. And I miss having a Farmer’s Market. […]

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