Tag: "summer"

#Macy's #Chicago Semi-annual Bridal Show

#Macy’s #Chicago Semi-annual Bridal Show

June 17, 2017 | Comments (0)

Chicago’s premiere bridal salon for the last 175 years has been Macy’s State Street signature store. Full service couture with gowns by Demetrios, Lazaro, Augusta Jones and Cosmobella were showcased during a semi-annual event on June 11th, 2017. Registration just $10 with an opportunity for discounted parking. Attendees received a $10 Macy’s Gift Card, 30% […]

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Chicago Dancing Festival free tickets available starting July 19

Chicago Dancing Festival free tickets available starting July 19

July 18, 2016 | Comments (1)

The Chicago Dancing Festival — the nation’s largest dance festival — is truly a Chicago treasure. This year, for the Chicago Dancing Festival’s 10th Anniversary, renowned choreographer Lar Lubovitch and highly esteemed Chicago dancer Jay Franke, have put together an event that brings together Chicago favorites with original works. As always, Chicago Dancing Festival tickets […]

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#July4th Fun in 2016

#July4th Fun in 2016

June 30, 2016 | Comments (1)

The 4th is in a few days! What are your plans? Does it include patriotism, fun outside and lots of cooking and eating? Be certain that everyone is properly protected from pesky mosquitos with a non-toxic product such as Bug Bandit from Fairy Tales Hair Care. Your families will love this non-sticky, pleasant product. This spray also […]

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#Summer memories are waiting to be made

#Summer memories are waiting to be made

June 22, 2016 | Comments (0)

At some point every summer I wonder what our girls will say when their friends ask about their summer. What will be the one thing they talk about when they head back to school? There are so many fun activities happening in the city and suburbs that any one of these will give your kids […]

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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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Tips to help our kids learn all summer long

Tips to help our kids learn all summer long

June 22, 2015 | Comments (0)

This is a topic I hear being discussed among parents as soon as school lets out. In today’s highly-competitive educational world, everyone wants to find an edge to keep their children in top form. Planet Read! sent the information below recently. What I like about these ideas is that they are free. You can use some […]

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#Chicago #WhiteSox offer a #summer filled with family programs

#Chicago #WhiteSox offer a #summer filled with family programs

June 20, 2015 | Comments (0)

The Chicago White Sox have always done a great job of creating family-friendly events. Whether you’re a life-long baseball fan or a just want to spend some time experiencing a summer tradition, here are some of my favorite family events at U. S. Cellular Field. Family Sundays Everyone wants to have fun and save money. […]

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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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Kayem, Summer and You!

Kayem, Summer and You!

July 31, 2014 | Comments (0)

Kayem, New England’s oldest hot dog company and the maker of Fenway Franks, has a really nice new line of Artisan Sausage. Cleverly packaged, and well seasoned to match, these great links are the perfect food to throw on the grill or warm in a cast iron pan. Kayem’s all-natural Artisan Sausage puts a unique […]

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Three more summer camp ideas that will make summer memorable

Three more summer camp ideas that will make summer memorable

June 24, 2013 | Comments (0)

Ever since I wrote Three summer camp ideas to inspire you to make this the best summer ever I keep reading about other cool summer camps. A lot of parents I talk to are really wishing they had signed up their children for a few activities this summer as the “throw them in the backyard and […]

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Three summer camp ideas to inspire you to make this the best summer ever

Three summer camp ideas to inspire you to make this the best summer ever

May 8, 2013 | Comments (0)

Quick tell me what your kids are doing this summer? If you haven’t already booked your summer camps, now is the time to get going. Here are three to get you started. Ready? Let’s go have fun. Hubbard Street Dance Chicago has several dance camps available for little movers through high school students. My favorite might be “Artistic Connections”: […]

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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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