Archives for November 2013

Special Needs Santa Visits and Events Guide – 2013

I posted a guide last week of places you can visit Santa. Visiting Santa at a crowded mall can be overwhelming for any child (or even adults), and especially challenging for children with special needs. These events are designed with children with special needs and their families in mind. Events vary, but they attempt to […]

20 Days of Deals at Modnique

  Christmas is coming and I’m sad to say I’m behind on my Christmas shopping. I like to have the majority of my shopping done before Thanksgiving, but I’ve barely started. Luckily, I checked out Modnique the other day and doubled my progress on my list, plus I got a little something for me! For […]

Chicago Area Santa Guide 2013

Thanksgiving is late this year so get an early start on your visit with Santa!  Unless otherwise indicated, visiting with Santa is free. Most locations offer photography packages and do not allow you to take photos with your own camera. Please keep in mind that Santa takes breaks; where the information was available I included […]

Chicago Toy & Game Fair 2013 Giveaway – Week 3

Last chance to win a weekend family pass! For full details on the fair, see my Chicago Toy & Game Fair 2013 post. Want to know more about the Chicago Toy & Game Fair? Visit the ChiTAG website or see my post from the 2012 Chicago Toy & Game Fair. Like the Chicago Toy & Game Fair page on Facebook and […]

Illumination: Tree Lights at The Morton Arboretum – Giveaway

See trees in a different light this winter during Illumination: Tree Lights at The Morton Arboretum. Combining cutting-edge light technology with the beautiful, wooded landscapes of the Arboretum, Illumination is not your typical lights event. An experience far beyond traditional twinkling lights, Illumination engages the senses with trees that respond to touch and sound, dazzling […]

Aquatic Experience Chicago – November 15-17

When: Friday, November 15 – Sunday, November 17, 2013. Where: Schaumburg Convention Center, 1551 Thoreau Drive North, Schaumburg Cost:  $10 Daily Individual Tickets (exhibits and show floor activities) $30 All Day Pass (one day access to show floor and all seminars) $25 Daily Family Pass (up to 2 adults, up to 4 kids, exhibits and […]

Chicago Toy & Game Fair 2013 Giveaway – Week 2

The Chicago Toy & Game Fair will be here soon and I’ve got more passes to give away. For full details on the fair, see my Chicago Toy & Game Fair 2013 post. Want to know more about the Chicago Toy & Game Fair? Visit the ChiTAG website or see my post from the 2012 Chicago Toy & […]

Premiere Screening of Ruby’s Studio: The Safety Show – Free This Weekend!

Looking for something fun and free to do this weekend? The Mother Company presents Ruby’s Studio’s The Safety Show with a premiere screening Saturday. The Mother Company’s mission is to help parents raise good people by nurturing essential social and emotional skills in young children. To celebrate the release of Ruby’s Studio’s The Safety Show […]

Chicago Toy & Game Fair 2013 Giveaway – Week 1

It’s November (how did THAT happen??) and that means it’s time for the Chicago Toy & Game Fair! The Chicago Toy & Game Fair is a great chance to discover new toys and games and, of course, play! Vendors will be on hand to show you the newest stuff just in time for Christmas, and […]

Halloween, Doctor Who Style

It’s taken me YEARS, but I finally convince John that we should do themed costumes for the family. We’ve become obsessed with Doctor Who this year and even the kids love it (well, the select episodes we let them watch). Forgive the awful pictures. John was Captain Jack: I was River Song. The wig is […]

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