Archives for October 2015

Halloween Inspired by Netflix Streaming

  Halloween is one of my favorite holidays – I love the idea of adopting a different character (or thing) for the day. I wish we had Halloween ever couple of months instead of just once a year. I love helping the kids come up with costume ideas and putting the costumes together. This year, […]

Indoor Trick-or-Treating 2015

The forecast for Halloween calls for a bit of rain. If the weather’s not cooperating for outdoor trick-or-treating, or you just prefer to be indoors, here are places you can trick-or-treat inside in Chicago and the suburbs. Events are free unless otherwise indicated. Friday, October 30 Westfield Hawthorne Mall from 11 am-1 pm (ages 6 & […]

Tea Time: Getting a Boost from Bigelow

#MeAndMyTea #SwapYourCup #CollectiveBias In the eight years since I became a parent I still struggle with one thing more than anything else – taking care of myself. It’s so easy to get caught up in making meals, helping the kids, chauffeuring kids to activities, participating in school fundraisers and events, and taking care of the […]

Fresh Thyme Celebrates Three New Chicago Area Stores

Today, October 14, 2015, Fresh Thyme celebrated the Grand Opening of three new locations in the Chicago area in Midtown/Lincoln Park, Crystal Lake, and Naperville. Each location is open 7am-10pm daily. Midtown/Lincoln Park, 2500 N. Elston Ave. Naperville, 790 Royal Saint George Dr. Crystal Lake, 5340 Northwest Hwy. Fresh Thyme is a full-service specialty retailer focused on providing fresh, […]

Chicago Area Halloween Events – 2015

It’s Halloween season! Yes, officially Halloween only lasts one day, but I prefer to celebrate much longer than that. Get those costumes ready and enjoy these events all through the month of October. Single Day or Weekend Events Fall Family Festival, Lehmann Park in Lake Villa Sunday, October 18 from 1:00 pm-4:00 pm $5 per family, or […]

Westfield Hawthorn and Dave & Buster’s: Getting Things Done & Having Fun

John, the kids, and I all spend the entire week looking forward to the weekend. We love having time to get errands done, and especially time to spend some fun time together as a family. It seems like the weekends are never long enough though. If we take care of errands there’s not much time […]

Chicago Area Pumpkin Patch Guide – 2015

Admission prices do NOT include the cost of pumpkins. I do my best to be sure the information is current, accurate information, but it’s always a good idea to double check the website or call before you go. Abbey Farms of Marmion Abbey, 850 Butterfield Road, Aurora, 630-966-7775 Open September 19 through October 31. Open Tuesday-Friday 10:00 […]

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