Archives for June 2012

Santa’s Village AZoosment Park – 2012 Season

Santa’s Village AZoosment Park – 2012 Season – website Location: 601 E. Dundee Avenue, East Dundee Phone: 847-426-6751 Hours: Santa’s Village is closed on Tuesdays. Hours vary by day and according to school schedule. See the calendar online for hours. Admission: $17.75/person, ages 3 & up; children 2 & under are free, $14.75/senior (65+). Active duty military with ID admitted free. […]

Weekend Activities – June 29-July 1

Here are some great highlights for this weekend: Eyes to the Skies Festival and Carnival in Lisle Ribfest in Naperville Gold Coast Art Fair in Grant Park Barrington 4th of July events Glen Ellyn 4th of July events Storytown theatre in Chicago See the calendar for more events!

Plum District Summer Fun Sweepstakes

Just a quick post to let you know about a great giveaway on Plum District. Enter the Plum District Summer Fun Sweepstakes for a chance to win $1,000 in Plum Dollars you can use toward great Plum District deals! The entry is easy (just enter your email address to enter the sweepstakes and to receive […]

Ecomom.com Deal on Plum District & Discount Code

Update 7/16/2012: Ecomom is back on Plum District! Get a $30 voucher for $15. Use code GOBTS to save an additional 20% making it only $12!  Starting today, Plum District is offering a $40 voucher for ecomom.com for only $20. Purchase this deal between June 26 and June 29 and use promo code “summer20” to […]

Baseball Clubs for Kids

It’s baseball season and lots of the local baseball teams have clubs for kids. Kids get souvenirs from the team and tickets to attend games for a fraction of the price you’d pay purchasing them separately. The Chicago White Sox even have a free kids club! Chicago White Sox All Star Membership – $35 plus $2 […]

Disney’s Brave

Disney’s Brave Brave opens today in theatres nationwide. I am not posting specifics (prices, bathrooms, etc) because theatres vary so much. You can find where Brave is playing near you, or purchase tickets online. Our experience: We were invited to an early screening of Brave but I wasn’t allowed to post anything about it until […]

Plum District Diamond Candles Giveaway

Yay! Today I have a quick, fun giveaway for all the mamas out there. Plum District, a deal site designed for and by moms, has a deal this week on Diamond Candles. Have you heard of Diamond Candles? They’re Earth friendly, all natural soy candles made here in the USA. Pretty cool, huh? What’s even […]

Weekend Activities – June 22-24

It’s going to be hot this weekend – the first official weekend of summer! There are lots of fairs and family events. Here are some great highlights: The Long Grove Strawberry Festival Storytime in the Garden at Cantigny Park Swedish Days Festival in Geneva Little Boots Rodeo in Elk Grove Village Huck Finn Fishing Derby […]

CoCo Key Indoor Water Park Deal on Plum District

Plum District is offering a special deal today – Four One-Day Passes for CoCo Key Indoor Water Park for only $40! CoCo Key is located in Rockford and offers 60,000 square feet of indoor water park including water slides, an activity pool, indoor/outdoor spa, and lots more! Click below to take advantage of this special […]

White Sox Host Second “Peanut Controlled Zone”

The Chicago White Sox hosted their first  peanut “friendly” game this season and based on the feedback they got they’ve decided to do it again. During this game, there will be an entire section that will be peanut free to allow families affected by peanut allergies to attend a Chicago White Sox game. The peanut […]

LEGO KidsFest Milwaukee 2012

LEGO KidsFest Milwaukee – website Location: Milwaukee’s Frontier Airlines Center, 400 West Wisconsin Avenue, Milwaukee, WI Dates & Sessions: June 15-17 Friday, June 15 4 pm – 8:30 pm Saturday, June 16 Session I: 9 am – 1:30 pm Session II: 3 pm – 7:30 pm Sunday, June 17 Session I: 9 am – 1:30 pm Session […]

Weekend Activities – June 15-17

Father’s Day Weekend and there are lots of fun family activities! Here are some great highlights: LEGO KidsFest in Milwaukee all weekend Flick & Float in Geneva on Friday Family Day at U.S. Cellular Field on Saturday Special Needs Screenings at AMC and Studio Movie Grill on Saturday Children’s Safety Expo in Frankfort on Saturday […]

Storyland Yoga – Review and Giveaway

 Storyland Yoga – website In case you couldn’t tell from reading my blog, I love getting out with the kids and going on “adventures”, but there are times we just need to relax at home too. Cooper, my 4-year-old, tends to be pretty active and… hmm… intense. I’m always on the lookout for calming activities […]

Fun LEGO facts – LEGO KidsFest Milwaukee

Are your kids LEGO fans? Mine are, and I’m not afraid to admit that my husband and I love LEGOs too. We’re all looking forward to LEGO KidsFest, which will be in Milwaukee this weekend, June 15-17. Have you purchased your tickets yet? Read my previous post about LEGO KidsFest Milwaukee for all the details about this […]

Cirque Shanghai Year of the Dragon

Cirque Shanghai Year of the Dragon – website Location: Pepsi Skyline Stage at Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand Ave, Chicago Phone: 800-745-3000 (to purchase tickets) Hours: The show runs May 24 – September 3. Sunday 2:00pm, 4:00pm Wednesday 2:00pm, 6:00pm, 8:00pm Thursday 2:00pm, 8:00pm Friday 2:00pm, 7:00pm, 9:00pm Saturday 2:00pm, 6:00pm, 8:00pm Additional shows: Sunday, […]

Weekend Activities – June 8-10

Fairs, science events, and BBQ fun this weekend! Here are some of the highlights: Science Night at American Science & Surplus in Chicago Printers Row Lit Fest in Chicago Community Day and Family Fun Fest in Country Club Hills Fermilab Family Outdoor Fest in Batavia See the calendar for more events!

LEGO KidsFest Giveaway Reminder

Have you entered to win tickets to the LEGO KidsFest in Milwaukee? One lucky winner from my blog will receive 2 tickets to the opening night session Friday, June 15, 2012   (4-8:30pm). To enter, click below. The winner will be notified on Wednesday, June 6.  LEGO KidsFest Milwaukee Ticket Giveaway Read my previous post about […]

Summer Movie Guide for Families and Kids

Many movie theatres are offering special family movie programs with kids movies (often FREE or at a discount) throughout the summer months so if it’s rainy or you need a break from the heat, check out these summer movie programs: $1 Summer Movie Series – “C” You at the Movies Location: Antioch & McHenry $1 […]

Kingdom Quest Laser Ride at Legoland Discovery Center

Kingdom Quest Laser Ride at Legoland Discovery Center – website This weekend we were invited to a special event at the Legoland Discovery Center and we got to test out the brand new Kingdom Quest Laser Ride, which officially opened today. Legoland closed their Dragon Quest ride a while ago to change it to the […]

Pure Matters Promotion

I recently did a review of Pure Matters Sugar-Free Multi-Vitamin Gummies for kids. My kids loved them and I loved that they are sugar-free. Pure Matters is having a special promotion this weekend only. The Sugar-Free Multi-Vitamin Gummies, which are normally $19.95 are only $4.95 a bottle with this link! Additionally, you can get 30% […]

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