Archives for 2011

Weekend Activities – December 29-January 1

Chicago Extended – Runs though 12/31 – Goodnight Moon The Musical at the Victory Gardens Theatre – $26 for children and $36 for adults; use the code RED BALLOON for $5 off – view my post about Goodnight Moon The Musical Daily through 1/1 – Zoo Lights at Lincoln Park Zoo – FREE Daily through […]

Merry Christmas!

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Last minute Christmas gifts for kids

It’s less than 48 hours until Christmas. This is not exactly the time you want to be rushing out to the mall or toy store for a last minute gift for one of the kids in your life. If you’re looking to please a kid and avoid the crowds, here are a couple ideas for […]

Weekend Activities – December 22-25

Chicago Daily through 12/24 – Chriskindlmarket at Daley Plaza – FREE Extended – Runs though 12/31 – Goodnight Moon The Musical at the Victory Gardens Theatre – $26 for children and $36 for adults; use the code RED BALLOON for $5 off – view my post about Goodnight Moon The Musical Daily through 1/1 (Closed […]

Weekend Activities – December 16-18

Chicago Daily through 12/24 – Chriskindlmarket at Daley Plaza – FREE Daily through 12/24 – Zoo Lights at Lincoln Park Zoo – FREE Extended – Runs though 12/31 – Goodnight Moon The Musical at the Victory Gardens Theatre – $26 for children and $36 for adults; use the code RED BALLOON for $5 off – […]

Just Peachy Photography Review & Giveaway

Just Peachy Photography – Review and Giveaway We recently had the awesome opportunity to meet Erika Williams, the woman behind the camera at Just Peachy Photography, and have her photograph our family. I’m so excited to share all the details about our experience and share some adorable pictures with you, but let me give you […]

Weekend Activities – December 9-11

Chicago Daily through 1/8/12 – Dr. Seuss & the Art of Invention at the Museum of Science & Industry – $5/adult, $2/children 3-11 (plus general admission) Runs though 12/23 – Goodnight Moon The Musical at the Victory Gardens Theatre – $26 for children and $36 for adults; use the code RED BALLOON for $5 off […]

Mokena JumpZone Giveaway

Mokena JumpZone Giveaway Yay! I’ve got a great prize to give away today! Mokena JumpZone is offering a free 10-kid weekend party (valued at $195) to one lucky winner! All you have to do to enter is check out my blog post about Mokena JumpZone and let me know what inflatable you think your kid […]

Weekend Activities – December 2-4

Chicago Daily through 1/8/12 – Dr. Seuss & the Art of Invention at the Museum of Science & Industry – $5/adult, $2/children 3-11 (plus general admission) Runs though 12/23 – Goodnight Moon The Musical at the Victory Gardens Theatre – $26 for children and $36 for adults; use the code RED BALLOON for $5 off […]

Jump!Zone Mokena

Jump!Zone Mokena – website Location: 9951 W. 190th Street, Mokena Phone: 708-978-1229 Hours: Hours for open play vary and can be viewed online. Currently the schedule for open play is: Sun 5pm-7:30pm Mon No open play Tues No open play Wed 10am-1pm Thurs 4pm-7:30pm Fri 10am-1pm Sat No open play There are often special open […]

Happy Feet Two: The Videogame Review and Giveaway

I was recently given the opportunity to test out the new Happy Feet Two videogame for Nintendo Wii and give one away to one of you! First read about the great video contest from Pump It Up and Happy Feet and then read my review and enter to win a game of your own. Pump […]

Weekend Activities – November 24-27

Chicago Daily through 1/8/12 – Dr. Seuss & the Art of Invention at the Museum of Science & Industry – $5/adult, $2/children 3-11 (plus general admission) Runs through 11/27 – Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey Circus at the United Center  – $13-$90/person; use code MOMMY for a family 4-pack for $44, or for a […]

Holiday Giving (with kids!)

Christmas is the season of giving and although I try to remind myself that people are in need whether it’s Christmas time or the middle of July, I often find myself remembering to give more often during the holidays. About a week ago I heard about Operation Christmas Child for the first time. Operation Christmas […]

Goodnight Moon The Musical

Goodnight Moon The Musical – website Location: Victory Gardens Biograph Theatre, 2433 N. Lincoln Avenue, Chicago Phone: 773-871-3000 Hours:  Goodnight Moon The Musical runs through December 23. There are no shows on Mondays, but shows most other weekdays at 10:15 and, and weekends at 11:00 am and 3:00 pm. Admission: $26 for children, $36 for […]

Weekend Activities – November 18-20

Chicago Daily through 1/8/12 – Dr. Seuss & the Art of Invention at the Museum of Science & Industry – $5/adult, $2/children 3-11 (plus general admission) Runs through 11/27 – Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey Circus at the United Center  – $13-$90/person; use code MOMMY for a family 4-pack for $44, or for a […]

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus – Fully Charged

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus – Fully Charged – website ** Note: Ringling Bros. was at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont November 3 through 13. Any specific information (such as location, parking, etc) is specific to the United Center, but my experience and observations are based on what we experienced at the Allstate […]

Get a Melissa & Doug 25% Off Coupon When You Take The North “Poll”

Melissa & Doug want you to tell them which of their educational toys you think is the best! Just click on the image below to place your vote in the North “Poll!” You’ll Get a Melissa & Doug 25% Off Coupon** to use at MelissaAndDoug.com just for voting! I am receiving a Melissa & Doug […]

Weekend Activities – November 11-13

Chicago Daily through 1/8/12 – Dr. Seuss & the Art of Invention at the Museum of Science & Industry – $5/adult, $2/children 3-11 (plus general admission) 10/27 through 12/23 – Goodnight Moon The Musical at the Victory Gardens Theatre – $26 for children and $36 for adults; use the code RED BALLOON for $5 off […]

Tiny Prints Giveaway

About a month ago I wrote a post about holiday cards from Tiny Prints and now I have 50 Christmas or holiday cards to give away to one of you! Stop by Tiny Prints Christmas collection to see all the great cards you can choose from. Tiny Prints also has a special promotion going on […]

Hanna Andersson Merry Little Photo Shoot

I’m SO not ready for Christmas to be here, but I’m warming up to the idea and there’s a great event at the Hanna Andersson at Oakbrook Center this Wednesday, November 9 that will help you get into the holiday spirit. Hanna Andersson and Windows Phone are working together to create the “Merry Little Cover […]

Weekend Activities – November 4-6

Chicago Daily through 1/8/12 – Dr. Seuss & the Art of Invention at the Museum of Science & Industry – $5/adult, $2/children 3-11 (plus general admission) Sat, 11/5 – Penguin Dance Party celebrating the release of Happy Feet 2 – FREE Sun, 11/6 – Target Free Sundays at the Chicago Children’s Museum at Navy Pier […]

Goodnight Moon The Musical – Giveaway and discount

Goodnight Moon The Musical Giveaway & Discount – website If you’ve got a young child, I’m betting you’re familiar with the book Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown. The Chicago Children’s Theatre is currently presenting Goodnight Moon The Musical. This is an all-ages performance at the Victory Gardens Biograph Theatre at 2433 N. Lincoln Avenue […]

Nursing Moms Network

Nursing Moms Network – website The Nursing Moms Network is a weekly meeting at Palos Community Hospital that provides breastfeeding support to mothers with babies (birth to one year) from a certified lactation consultant and other mothers. Location:  Palos Community Hospital, 12251 S. 80th Avenue, Palos Heights in the lower level meeting room of the […]

Weekend Activities – October 28-31, 2011

Looking for indoor Halloween events & trick-or-treating for 2014? Click here! Chicago Daily through 1/8/12 – Dr. Seuss & the Art of Invention at the Museum of Science & Industry – $5/adult, $2/children 3-11 (plus general admission) Fri-Sun, 10/28-10/30 – Franken Plaza at Daley Plaza – FREE Fri-Mon, 10/28-10/31 – Trick-or-Treating at Navy Pier – […]

Eversave Giveaway

I love a good deal; it may even be a bit of an addiction. There’s a certain thrill when you find something you want at a really spectacular price. One of my favorite ways to get a great bargain is buying a Save from daily deal site Eversave. What’s a “Save”? It’s a great deal […]

Weekend Activities – October 21-23

Chicago Daily through 1/8/12 – Dr. Seuss & the Art of Invention at the Museum of Science & Industry – $5/adult, $2/children 3-11 (plus general admission) Fri-Sun, 10/21-10/23 – Hallow Fest at the Chicago Botanic Garden in Glencoe – $14/member, $16/non-member; $20 parking for non-members Sat, 10/22 – Spooky Zoo Spectacular at Lincoln Park Zoo […]

Chicago Toy & Game Fair Coupon & Giveaways

The Chicago Toy & Game Fair is coming to Navy Pier on Saturday, November 19 and Sunday, November 20.  The Chicago Toy & Game Fair, or ChiTAG, will offer the opportunity to check out new toys and games and meet their inventors, and there will be contests, costumed characters, and stage events. There will also […]

Ringling Bros. & Barnum Bailey Fully Charged coming to Chicago

Ringling Bros. & Barnum Bailey is coming to Chicago! Fully Charged will be at the Allstate Arena November 3 to November 13 and at the United Center from November 16 to November 27. Amazing animal training, stuntmen performing 3 stories high, and a man rocketing through the air are just some of the performances intended […]

Kookaburra Play Cafe

Kookaburra Play Cafe – website Location: 2267 N. Clybourn Ave, Chicago Phone: 773-281-5400 Hours: Monday-Friday               9:00 am – 5:00 pm Saturday                             9:00 am – 12:00 pm Admission: $12 per child; $7 per sibling. Infants (non-crawlers) free with drink purchase 10-day open play pass is $100 per child and $55 per sibling. A monthly unlimited pass […]

KidGrade

If you’re a regular visitor here, you may have noticed that I added a button to the blog recently. I’ve been chosen to be an KidGrade Ambassador for 2011-2012! If you haven’t check out KidGrade yet you should; it was started by a family frustrated with the lack of information about family friendly places in […]

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