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The Museum Campus ready for summer fun with new exhibits

The Museum Campus ready for summer fun with new exhibits

July 6, 2015 | Comments (0)

Chicago’s Museum Campus is always a great place to take the family for an afternoon or a full day. This summer, all three museums have new exhibits ready to keep your children and their friends busy throughout the summer. Adler Planetarium There are so many amazing things to see inside the Adler Planetarium, but this […]

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Chicago Dancing Festival tickets available beginning July 9

Chicago Dancing Festival tickets available beginning July 9

July 5, 2015 | Comments (1)

The Chicago Dancing Festival is one of my favorite summer programs. Chicago becomes the center of the dance universe when internationally-renown and local troupes converge on our stages to showcase ballet, modern and contemporary  dancers in the largest dance festival in the country. Best of all, tickets to attend these stellar performances are free. The […]

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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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Mason Jar Crafts for Kids will keep the kids busy this summer and beyond

Mason Jar Crafts for Kids will keep the kids busy this summer and beyond

April 24, 2015 | Comments (0)

When we were kids, my aunt canned vegetables she grew in her garden. She always said her vegetables tasted better than anything you could buy at the grocery store. We’d go to her farm every summer and it always seemed to be canning season when we were there. She’d line up dozens of Mason jars […]

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Pure Food, Eat Clean with Seasonal, Plant-Based Recipes a perfect Farmer's Market companion

Pure Food, Eat Clean with Seasonal, Plant-Based Recipes a perfect Farmer’s Market companion

April 23, 2015 | Comments (0)

We’re long-time fans of our local farmer’s markets. We spend some time every Saturday talking to growers about their produce and finding new recipes. Still, there are always ingredients I buy and never use. Sometimes it’s just a matter of figuring out how to use them in a dish the family will enjoy. This year, […]

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Carousel is a glorious production for the whole family

Carousel is a glorious production for the whole family

April 22, 2015 | Comments (0)

There is a breathtaking new production of Carousel gracing the Civic Opera House stage through May 3. With a star-studded cast and timeless messages, Carousel crosses generations with thought-provoking themes. Waiting in the lobby for the press opening, we saw many families who took the opportunity to dress-up and spend an evening together. Their efforts were […]

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Family-friendly musical performances take center stage in March

Family-friendly musical performances take center stage in March

February 27, 2015 | Comments (0)

Every month there are hundreds live performances in theaters across the Chicago area. This month my email is full of live music performance details. These are family-friendly performances that will keep everyone from the oldest family member to the kindergartner entertained. The information below comes from recent press releases, so be certain to check out the […]

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Gabriel Finley and the Raven's Riddle a worthy story for tweens and young adults

Gabriel Finley and the Raven’s Riddle a worthy story for tweens and young adults

February 3, 2015 | Comments (0)

What if a riddle could save your life? It’s the question asked on the Gabriel Finley & the Raven’s Riddle book cover. It’s also a great teaser for the story so enchanting that it captivated our tween daughters and several adults. Gabriel Finley & the Raven’s Riddle brings together so many elements tweens and teens […]

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DonorsChoose teaches our daughters about giving

DonorsChoose teaches our daughters about giving

December 14, 2014 | Comments (1)

When our girls receive their allowances, we have them break the money into four categories:  spend, save, donate, invest.  Recently we’ve been discussing where to donate their money. They’ve been struggle with where to donate their small amount of hard-earned money. There are a lot of local, worthy causes. What’s missing for them is the idea […]

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Mary Poppins arrives just in time for the holidays

Mary Poppins arrives just in time for the holidays

December 7, 2014 | Comments (0)

There’s a new Mary Poppins production creating a lot of buzz this holiday season. It’s a wonderful, family-friendly show generating great reviews from the audience and the critics. Chris Jones (Chicago Tribune) said the show was “a spectacle for the family, with heart.” Dean Richards (WGN-TV) called it the “must see” production of the season, noting […]

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Two new ways to track your important items

Two new ways to track your important items

November 30, 2014 | Comments (0)

It’s the holiday season and everyone is talking about what might end up under the tree. Even as parents are talking about what they might buy, they are setting the odds about how long it will take their children to lose the gifts. As someone who has spent a lot of time during the past year […]

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Chicago productions heat up in December

Chicago productions heat up in December

November 29, 2014 | Comments (0)

December offers new works and seasonal favorites in Chicago’s theaters. Whether you need a night out, a special gift or a family outing, there’s something for every interest including these family-friendly events. The American Blues Theater brings It’s a Wonderful Life:  Live in Chicago! to stage at the Greenhouse There Center, 2257 N. Lincoln Ave, […]

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