Archives for November 2012

Zerberts – BabyHawk Oh Snap! Review, Promotion, and Hoppediz Giveaway

Zerberts – BabyHawk Oh Snap! Review & Hoppediz Giveaway Before my first son was born I decided I wanted to be a babywearer. I bought a couple carriers to try out and when he was born I was so happy I had them. I tried a ring sling first because so many people recommended it, […]

Power the Creativity

Power the Creativity with Energizer and Crayola I recently had the opportunity to attend a Power the Creativity event with Energizer and Crayola and I’m excited to tell you about it! Cooper spends hours every day coloring and drawing pictures and he loves doing artwork of any kind so Crayola is a huge favorite in […]

Imagine Toys Hurricane Sandy Promotion

Like the Imagine Toys Facebook page to help children affected by Hurricane Sandy!  

Special Needs Santa Visits and Events

These are events and Santa visits that are designed to meet the needs of children with special needs and their families. Many of these require registration (and fill up fast!) so it’s best to plan early.  Sunday, December 2 from 9:00 am-10:00 am – Caring Santa in Orland Park Location: Orland Square Mall – Upper […]

A Special “Treat”

Want to spend a special card to someone this holiday season? As your to-do list keeps growing and growing it can be difficult to get to some of these smaller tasks, but it’s sometimes the small things like this that can really brighten someone’s holiday! Treat is here to help with a FREE personalized card, […]

Chicago Area Christmas Tree Farms 2012

All of the farms listed below offer pick-your-own trees. As always, it’s best to call ahead to ensure the farm will be open and trees are available. Please note that many farms accept only cash or checks. Bengston Tree Farm, 10919 W. Wilmington, Peotone, 708-258-9610 Opens November 23. Open daily from 9:00 am-4:30 pm. Hot […]

Girls Getaway – The Heartland Spa

Girls Getaway – The Heartland Spa As a mom of two (very active) young boys, with another on the way, I could use a break. My friend Samantha, who also parents to two active young boys and blogs at The Peanuts Gang, felt the same way. We recently had the opportunity to spend two days […]

Shutterfly Thank the Troops Campaign

Shutterfly Thank the Troops Tomorrow the nation will celebrate Veterans Day, a day to honor and celebrate the service of U.S. military veterans. I’ll be thinking of my grandfather, my uncles, my cousins, my brothers, and all of the other veterans who have served our country. Shutterfly has a campaign now were you can choose […]

Chicago Toy & Game Fair 2012 Giveaway – Week 6

The Chicago Toy and Game Fair is approaching and I have a weekend family pass to give away and this is your last chance to win! The Fair is on Saturday, November 17 and Sunday, November 18. To read more about details for this year and what to expect to find, read my post about the […]

Melissa & Doug Terrific Twenty List and Giveaway

With the holidays approaching, Melissa & Doug compiled a list of their Terrific Twenty list of their top toys. To celebrate they’re running a “20 Days of Terrific Twenty” Giveaway on their Facebook page. Visit the Melissa & Doug Facebook page to enter to win a gift every day from the Terrific Twenty list! You […]

Dino Time 3D Screening

Free Dino Time 3D Advanced Screening Dino Time will be arriving in theatres on December 7, but here’s a chance to see a special advanced screening for free! The screening will take place at Showplace Icon, 150 W. Roosevelt Road, Chicago on Saturday, November 17th at 10:30 am. Here’s some information about the movie from the press […]

Spark Box Toys

I’m a big fan of Netflix. I love that I can receive dvds I want to see for a small monthly fee and I don’t have tons of dvds I’m no longer interested in cluttering up my house. Now Spark Box has done the same thing for toys! We have a ridiculous amount of toys […]

Disney’s Wreck-It Ralph

Disney’s Wreck-It Ralph is in theatres nationwide. I am not posting specifics (prices, bathrooms, etc) because theatres vary so much. You can find where Wreck-It Ralph is playing near you or purchase tickets online at the Wreck-It Ralph site. John recently took Cooper to see Wreck-It Ralph and he wrote the following post about the […]

Chicago Toy & Game Fair 2012 Giveaway – Week 5

The Chicago Toy and Game Fair is approaching and I have a weekend family pass to give away each week for the next several weeks! The Fair is on Saturday, November 17 and Sunday, November 18. To read more about details for this year and what to expect to find, read my post about the 2012 […]

Harold and the Purple Crayon

Harold and the Purple Crayon – website ** Note: Harold and the Purple Crayon is at the Ruth Page Center for the Arts through November 4. My experience and observations are based on what we experienced at the Ruth Page Center for the Arts so it’s possible there may be some slight differences. Location: The […]

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