Tag: "Two Times the Fun"

Lexington a great family destination

Lexington a great family destination

October 22, 2014 | Comments (0)

We were looking for a place close enough to visit for a three-day weekend that seemed a world away from our suburban Chicago home. After clicking through a few ideas, we stumbled upon the Kentucky Horse Park. As soon as we found it, our horse-crazy daughters were begging us to take them. Our research started […]

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Two unique places for Halloween fun this October

Two unique places for Halloween fun this October

October 15, 2014 | Comments (0)

When we were children, Halloween was a one-night-only event which involved kids in costumes going door-to-door for candy. Now it’s a monthly-long celebration filled with activities for all ages. This October, the Adler Planetarium and Redmoon Theatre offer two very different ways to celebrate Halloween. The Adler Planetarium invites horror fans 12 years old and […]

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Open House Chicago brings your family behind the scenes

Open House Chicago brings your family behind the scenes

October 11, 2014 | Comments (0)

Chicago is known for its fabulous architecture, so when some of Chicago’s most magnificent buildings open their doors to the public for a free event, it’s time to start planning. The Chicago Architecture Foundation is sponsoring Open House Chicago October 18 and 19. What’s great about Open House Chicago is that it’s a uniquely Chicago […]

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It's beginning to look a lot like...

It’s beginning to look a lot like…

September 25, 2014 | Comments (0)

I’m someone who waits until the day after Thanksgiving to put up our Christmas tree and start working on Christmas cards. Still, we’ve been chatting about holiday plans as we have relatives from all over who need to request vacation days, purchase airplane tickets, arrange for pet boarding, etc. Last week our plans shifted a bit […]

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Two new performances worth a family outing

Two new performances worth a family outing

September 18, 2014 | Comments (0)

Our girls are officially tweens now, so it’s harder and harder to keep them entertained. They are too old for children’s theater often, and they are too young for most adult fare. There are two different performances at local theaters right now that are worth a family outing. The Game’s Afoot is a new, award-winning […]

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Back to school tips for all families

Back to school tips for all families

August 21, 2014 | Comments (0)

Back-to-school sales are everywhere, yet all parents know that getting your kids ready to go back to school is a process that doesn’t end when you have all required school supplies. WebMD offers these tips for getting your kids ready to go back to school. Even though you’ve heard these tips before, it’s always good […]

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Mark your calendars for the Chicago Dancing Festival 2014 outdoor events

Mark your calendars for the Chicago Dancing Festival 2014 outdoor events

July 26, 2014 | Comments (0)

The Chicago Dancing Festival has brought  free, world-class dance performances representing all dance genres to Chicago since 2007. This year the founders Lar Lubovitch and Jay Franke continue the tradition with world premieres, special commissions and two outdoor simulcasts. The first simulcast brings the August 20 Opening Night performances to the Pritzker Pavilion and Great […]

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Tempel Lipizzan Farms a summer treat for families

Tempel Lipizzan Farms a summer treat for families

July 10, 2014 | Comments (0)

There are many wonderful local attractions that make a Chicago summer special. A visit to the Tempel Lipizzan Farms should be on your list. Lipizzans are the beautiful white horses capable of seemingly gravity-defying leaps. These rare Lipizzan horses are bred, trained and perform in Chicago’s northern suburbs at Tempel Farms in Old Mill Creek, […]

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Celebrate Chinese culture with The White Snake and the Chinese Fine Arts Society

Celebrate Chinese culture with The White Snake and the Chinese Fine Arts Society

May 18, 2014 | Comments (0)

May is Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month, a federal program to pay tribute to the generations of Asian and Pacific Islanders who have enriched America’s history and are instrumental in its future success. Most people think of Chicago’s Asian culture as being centered in either Chinatown, on Argyle Street, or at KoreaTown, depending upon which side […]

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Exercise Has Positive Effects on Academic Performance

Exercise Has Positive Effects on Academic Performance

May 4, 2014 | Comments (0)

Every parent is looking for ways to give their children an edge when it comes to their academics. Everything from classroom placement to extracurricular activities seems to be based upon a child’s academics. I have previously written about how our daughters have used XtraMath and Kahn Academy to supplement their classroom math lessons. What if […]

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Windy City Live a new Chicago treasure

Windy City Live a new Chicago treasure

April 5, 2014 | Comments (0)

We were at the Sheilah A. Doyle Foundation benefit when I saw a silent auction item I knew my mother would love — a V.I.P. pass for me and two guests to attend a Windy City Live taping. I bid and held my breath. I really wanted to win this item so I could take Mom to […]

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ASL shows on the schedule at Chicago Shakespeare Theater

ASL shows on the schedule at Chicago Shakespeare Theater

February 14, 2014 | Comments (0)

I was reading the program before a Chicago Shakespeare Theater performance when I saw the note about American Sign Language (ASL) Duo-interpreter performances and Access Shakespeare programming. A family friend who is hearing-impaired is always looking for ASL shows so she can participate in live theater. Intrigued by the ASL shows, I emailed the Chicago […]

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