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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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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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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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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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Hubbard Street Dance opens Spring Series at the Harris Theatre with Pre-Performance Balcony Talks

Hubbard Street Dance opens Spring Series at the Harris Theatre with Pre-Performance Balcony Talks

March 16, 2017 | Comments (0)

Hubbard Street Dance opens its Season 39 Spring Series this week at the Harris Theatre.  The performances include three works by three different choreographers: Two Works by Nacho Duato, Solo Echo by Crystal Pite and Imprint by Lucas Crandall. Perhaps the best part of the certain-to-be-wonderful performances will be the Balcony Talks. Originally started as […]

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