Archives for March 2012

Non-Candy Easter Basket Fillers for Kids

I love shopping for Easter baskets! I’ll buy the required chocolate bunny (a small, hollow one) and jelly beans, but for the most part I like to steer away from candy, which is pretty easy to do since there are so many fun things to buy for the kids for Spring. Here are some ideas […]

Tiny Prints Invitation Giveaway

I’m willing to bet the odds are pretty good you’ve had a baby shower thrown for you in the past (since I assume most of my readers have children or even grandchildren). If you haven’t had one, you’ve likely been to one and you know the invitation is the key to everything. It tells you […]

Weekend Activities – March 30-April 1

For more events, click on the Calendar tab at the top of the page.  Do you know of any great events I should include? Email me at toddlingchicago@yahoo.com

41st Annual Triton Troupers Circus

41st Annual Triton Troupers Circus – website Location: Robert Collins Building at Triton College, 2001 5th Ave, River Grove, IL 60171 Performances: Thursday, March 29 at 7:00 PM Friday, March 30 at 7:00 PM Saturday, March 31 at 1:00 PM and 7:00 PM *The 1:00 PM Saturday show is interpreted for the hearing impaired by […]

The Great Cloth Diaper Change

On April 21 (Earth Day weekend!) parents and children around the world will be gathering at locations throughout the world to simultaneously change a cloth diaper and try to help change the world. The first Great Cloth Diaper Change was in 2011 set a Guinness World Record for the most cloth diapers changed simultaneously – […]

Caring Bunny Coming to Orland Square Mall

I thought I’d share this great information I received about the Caring Bunny who will be available for special needs: It’s common to see children lining up in the malls to sit on the Easter Bunny’s lap — and just as common to hear the loud children’s music, bright lights and busy set that add […]

Weekend Activities – March 23-25

Chicago Sundays through 4/4 – Neighborhoods of the World at Navy Pier – FREE Saturdays through 4/28 – Storytown at iO Theatre – $5/person Sat-Sun – Make and Take Family Session at the Garfield Park Conservatory – FREE (donations appreciated) Through 6/28 – Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day at the […]

Disney Live! Presents Three Classic Fairy Tales

Disney Live! Presents Three Classic Fairy Tales – website Location: Akoo Theater (formerly the Rosemont Theater), 5400 North River Road, Rosemont Phone: 847-671-5100 Show times: This show was only in town for one weekend. The only remaining show is Sunday, March 18 at 1:00 pm. Admission: $15-$70 ($19.75-$79.65 with fees) Parking: There is a large […]

Weekend Activities – March 16-18

Chicago Saturdays & Sundays through 3/18 – Barnum at the Blue Theatre – FREE (donations appreciated) Sundays through 4/4 – Neighborhoods of the World at Navy Pier – FREE Saturdays through 4/28 – Storytown at iO Theatre – $5/person Sat-Sun – Make and Take Family Session at the Garfield Park Conservatory – FREE (donations appreciated) […]

Couture Fluff Review & Giveaway

Couture Fluff Review & Giveaway Shortly after my first son was born I attended the Nursing Moms Network, a group for breastfeeding mothers, for the first time. In addition to getting tons of support and advice about breastfeeding and parenting in general, I was also introduced to an incredible group of moms and cloth diapers. […]

How to Take Your Child to a Show

This is part 2 of a 2-part series. The first post is Can I Take My Toddler to a Show? Once you’ve decided you and your toddler are ready to go to a show, here’s some tips on how to make it a successful outing: Let your child know what to expect. This is a […]

Can I Take My Toddler to a Show?

This post is part one of two about how to take your toddler to shows. To see the second post, click here. Over the past few years, and especially the last year that I’ve been blogging here at Toddling Around Chicagoland, we’ve taken our two boys (currently 2- & 4-years-old) to movies, sporting events, plays, […]

Trivia from Disney Live! presents Three Classic Fairy Tales

Disney Live! presents Three Classic Fairy Tales at the Akoo Theatre (formerly the Rosemont Theatre) Friday, March 16-Sunday, March 18. Get your tickets now, and use the code MOM to receive $5 off tickets to the shows on Fri., Mar. 16 at 10:30 am, Sat., Mar. 17 at 11 am, or Sat., Mar. 17 at […]

Disney Live! coming to Chicago

Disney Live! Presents Three Classic Fairy Tales Disney Live! Presents Three Classic Fairy Tales is coming to the Chicago area: Prepare to step into a world of wonder where wishing is only the beginning and dreams really do come true in Disney Live! presents Three Classic Fairy Tales.  Join Mickey, Minnie, Donald and Goofy as […]

Weekend Activities – March 9-11

Chicago Saturdays & Sundays through 3/17 – Barnum at the Blue Theatre – FREE (donations appreciated) Sundays through 4/4 – Neighborhoods of the World at Navy Pier – FREE Saturdays through 4/28 – Storytown at iO Theatre – $5/person Sat-Sun – Make and Take Family Session at the Garfield Park Conservatory – FREE (donations appreciated) […]

Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax

Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax is now in theatres nationwide. I am not posting specifics (prices, bathrooms, etc) because theatres vary so much. You can find where The Lorax is playing near you, or purchase tickets online at Fandango. Our experience:  I’ve been excited about seeing The Lorax for months and if […]

Green Eggs (2 Ways) and “Ham”

I’m in a Seuss-y kind of mood today. It’s Dr. Seuss’s birthday and The Lorax is in theatres today! What better way to start a Seussy day than with green eggs and ham. Here’s my version: I made two kinds of green eggs – scrambled (“Daddy eggs” in our house) and over-easy (“Mommy eggs” or […]

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