• Cirque du Soliel’s KURIOS – Cabinet of Curiosities Arrives in Chicago August 6
  • SkillTwins Offering Chicago Soccer Camp
  • Marvel Universe LIVE! Giveaway
  • Super League Gaming – Giveaway
  • Wild Encounters at Brookfield Zoo
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Ladies Night at U.S. Cellular Field

Saturday, August 1 is Ladies Night at U.S. Cellular Field! The White Sox are playing the New York Yankees at 6:10 pm so round up some friends for a night of baseball and fun. Specially priced tickets can be purchased at whitesox.com/ladies and the first 500 purchasers will receive a complimentary White Sox wine glass tumbler, […]

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Stock Up on Snacks at Jewel-Osco’s Huge Anniversary Sale

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #AHugeSale #CollectiveBias I’m not sure which is busier – the school year or the summer. Either way, we’re on the go a lot with activities and family outings. With a busy schedule and three growing boys, I try […]

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Endless Summer at Raging Waves Waterpark

Raging Waves was one of our favorite day trips last summer so we were very excited to return this year. For ALL the details about Raging Waves, see my previous Raging Waves Waterpark post; this post will tell you about our 2015 experience. Prices for admission, preferred parking, special packages, and cabanas remain the same […]

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Cirque du Soliel’s KURIOS – Cabinet of Curiosities Arrives in Chicago August 6

Drive past the United Center in a couple weeks and you’ll see something pretty curious – a giant blue and yellow Big Top; but what’s inside is even more curious… or KURIOS. (Information below has been provided by Cirque du Soliel.) Cirque du Soliel will be performing KURIOS – Cabinet of Curiosities August 6 through […]

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Illinois Treasurer’s I-Cash Program May Have Cash for You

We all wish unexpected money would just show up at our door someday; in fact, you probably already know what you’d do with it – I know I have some ideas! Good news: You don’t have to wait around for a sweepstakes. You might even have money waiting for you right now. The Illinois Treasurer is […]

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SkillTwins Offering Chicago Soccer Camp

Soccer has been consistently growing in popularity over the years, with both boys and girls – more than 3 million of them in 2014 – enrolled in U.S. Youth Soccer (according to the U.S. Youth Soccer website.) If you’ve got a soccer lover in your house, you might have seen the SkillTwins on YouTube, or […]

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Geek Street

Join Google for some free fun tomorrow! WHEN: Wednesday, July 22, 2015 from 10AM to 3PM WHERE: Daley Plaza, 50 W. Washington Street, Chicago, IL 60602 WHAT: Google is teaming up with the City of Chicago’s Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events to make geek “chic” with a festival to inspire and engage kids […]

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Marvel Universe LIVE! Giveaway

Marvel Universe LIVE!, a live-action show with more than 25 Marvel characters, is coming to Chicago. Marvel Universe LIVE! will captivate audiences with an authentic and original story that brings more than 25 Marvel characters together on one epic quest.  The story is framed around the battle over the Cosmic Cube, the source of ultimate power […]

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Super League Gaming – Giveaway

Cooper and Dexter discovered Minecraft about a year ago and it’s pretty safe to say they’re obsessed. From the conversations I hear them having with their friends, it sounds like most kids their age (7 and 5) share their obsession. If your kids feel the same way, they are going to LOVE this – a […]

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Wild Encounters at Brookfield Zoo

Two years ago Brookfield Zoo closed the 60-year-old Children’s Zoo. While it was sad to see it go, the closure made room for Brookfield Zoo’s newest attraction – Wild Encounters. Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for children 3-11 and seniors (children under 3 are free). Zoo members pay half price. Wild Encounters opened […]

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Millennium Hotels Expands Ask Alfred Children’s Concierge Program

In celebration of the 1st year of the Ask Alfred Children’s Concierge Program, Millennium Hotels is expanding their family program. The Ask Alfred Children’s Concierge Program was introduced to the Millennium Hotels fourteen hotels one year ago. Families staying at a Millennium Hotel, including the Millennium Knickerbocker in Chicago, pay only $15 to receive an […]

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Chagall for Children at the Kohl Children’s Museum

Art for children often brings to mind cartoons or simple drawings, but the Chagall for Children exhibit at the Kohl Children’s Museum makes fine art fun and accessible, even for the five and under crowd. Chagall for Children includes 14 multi-sensory explorations stations, each with a high quality reproduction of a Chagall piece. “The Chagall […]

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Robot Revolution at the Museum of Science & Industry Giveaway

Robot Revolution, a national touring exhibit supported by Google.org recently arrived at the Museum of Science and Industry and will be there through January 2016. The Museum of Science and Industry provided the information below about the exhibit and they’re offering a family 4-pack of tickets to the museum and to the Robot Revolution to […]

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CANCELED – Be a Hero at The Marvel Experience – Giveaway

It has come to my attention that The Marvel Experience has been canceled. At this time The Marvel Experience will not be coming to Chicago and therefore there are no tickets to give away. I apologize because I know this is disappointing, but out of my control. Why just watch superheroes when you can join […]

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Throwback Family Time with Netflix Streaming

If there’s one thing kids love, it’s hearing about how things used to be in the “olden days”. Okay, maybe they actually hate it. As much as I promised I’d never be THAT parent, I find myself telling my kids, “When I was a kid…” and “When I was younger…” Sometimes it’s just fun reminiscing […]

Volunteer Opportunity at the Lurie Children's Hospital

Volunteer Opportunity at Lurie Children’s Hospital

I love sharing information about family activities in Chicago, but this one is even better than usual – it’s something your family can do to help out children with rare autonomic nervous system disease and it’s easy and painless. The Center for Autonomic Medicine for Pediatrics (CAMP) at the Lurie Children’s Hospital helps to treat […]

Fourth of July Parades & Fireworks 2015 #Chicago

Fourth of July Parades and Fireworks – 2015

Can you believe it’s almost the fourth of July? I’m in shock. As usual, summer is whizzing by. Make the most of it with family activities like parades and fireworks. In addition to parades and firework displays I’ve listed many have other festivities such as live music, a carnival, or other entertainment the same day […]

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MSI Launching 2015 Summer Brain Games

Information provided by the Museum of Science & Industry   BLAST OFF WITH SPACE-THEMED SCIENCE ACTIVITIES THIS SUMMER! Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago launches Summer Brain Games June 22, 2015  This summer, families are invited to blast off to space with the help of the Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago (MSI). MSI once […]

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Send Dad Soaring with iFLY for Father’s Day

Sometimes dads are like superheroes, especially to their kids. This year, make him feel like a real superhero by giving him the gift of flight at iFLY. No need for a cape – iFLY will provide the flight suit, goggle, and helmet, as well as training, to get him soaring like Superman. From now through […]

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Meatheads Voracious Readers Program & Giveaway

  I love a good burger, especially with cheese and bacon, so I was pretty happy to visit Meatheads with my kids last week. We were invited to come and learn more about Meatheads and their summer reading program with some other bloggers. Of course, Cooper spent our drive to the restaurant reading a book […]

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Jurassic Party at the New 400 Theater

Looking forward to the new Jurassic World movie? I am! My kids are too young still, but if you’ve got older kids or are planning a night out, The New 400 Theater in Chicago’s Rogers Park has an event – Jurassic Party – that sounds like a lot of fun tomorrow: Where: The New 400 Theater, […]

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Free Chicago Museum Days – Summer 2015 {and Free Printable Calendar}

Chicago has some amazing museums so why not spend summer break exploring all that they have to offer? Admission can get expensive, so here’s a list of days that local museums, zoos, and gardens offer free admission. Please keep in mind that most free days only apply to Illinois residents with valid identification and only apply […]

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Preparing for Camp with Mabel’s Labels

June means summer day camp for my son and we’re both pretty excited about it. He’ll be seeing some old friends, playing games, making crafts, and splashing in the water. As excited as we both are about it, there’s a bit of anxiety, too. He’ll be meeting new camp counselors and new kids, and there’s […]

Guide to U-Pick Strawberry Farms 2015

Guide to U-Pick Strawberry Farms 2015

  There’s nothing quite like a juicy strawberry on a hot summer day; the only thing better is a fresh strawberry right off the vine. Don’t forget your sunscreen and cash (many farms only accept cash or checks). I do my best to provide accurate information, but it’s always best to double check and call […]

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Family Is What You Make It – Netflix Streaming

  One of the things I love about Netflix and being part of the #StreamTeam is that it’s always changing and evolving and I love hearing about all the new shows and movies they have each month. With Netflix Originals, there are often brand new shows you’ll only see on Netflix Streaming. Much like Netflix […]

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Overnight Getaway – Blue Harbor Resort

Blue Harbor Resort Like Blue Harbor Resort on Facebook Follow @BlueHarbor on Twitter Location: 725 Blue Harbor Drive, Sheboygan, WI Phone: 866-701-BLUE (2583) Parking: Free parking. Valet service is also available. Check-in & check-out: Check-in is at 4:00 pm; check-out is at 11:00 am. Price: Prices vary, but I was able to find prices starting […]

Summer Family Movie Guide 2015

Summer Family Movie Guide – 2015

Too hot? Or rainy? When you need an indoor break on a weekday, why not catch up on a family movies you missed the first time around, or loved so much you want to see it again? Local theatres offer weekday specials during the summer with family-friendly movies at discounted prices. Cinemark – Summer Movie […]

Free Summer Reading Programs 2015

Free Summer Reading Programs – 2015

School’s nearly over and my 7-year-old is looking forward to having lots of extra time for reading the books he loves. We love to sign up for the summer reading program at our local library, and we usually sign up for a few others, too. Every child – from the reluctant reader to the voracious […]

Minor League Baseball Promotions for Families 2015

Minor League Baseball Promotions for Families 2015

  Baseball is America’s favorite pastime and it’s a great family outing, but visiting a minor league team has certain advantages too, especially when you have young children – they’re often not as crowded as major league games, they’re cheaper, the players are often more accessible, and the teams often cater to families. Whether you prefer […]

Chicago Cubs Promotions for Families

Chicago Cubs Promotions for Families 2015

Baseball is America’s favorite pasttime, so what better way to spend a spring day than catching a game with the family? The Chicago Cubs offer some family fun at Wrigley Field so get your tickets now. Be sure to check out the Cubs fan club for kids so you children can receive special Cubs memorabilia. Here are Chicago […]