Archives for 2017

Free Chicago Museum Days – Spring 2017

It’s hard to keep kids busy and find things to do during spring break and summer vacation, and it’s even harder on a budget. Broaden your horizons and learn about everything from astronomy, to Chicago history, to various cultures, and do it all for free. Most free days only apply to Illinois residents with valid […]

Meet Joey McIntyre in Chicago!

Confession: I was a HUGE New Kids on the Block fan in my pre-teen & teen years. Like, a HUGE fan. I went to concerts, had posters all over my room, plus all the t-shirts and other merchandise. Fast forward to college. Joey McIntyre had moved onto his solo music career and announced several performances. […]

Staycation Recommendation: Windy City Bulls {Giveaway}

Spring break is approaching so it’s time to fill up your calendar with fun things to do. Take a trip to Hoffman Estates’ Sears Centre Arena for a Windy City Bulls. The Windy City Bulls are the NBA Development League affiliate of the Chicago Bulls. Playing in their inaugural season at the Sears Centre Arena […]

Update on my book

It’s been a while since I’ve posted about my upcoming book and there’s been a lot happening so I thought I’d share an update. The bad news is that the release date is going to be a little later than expected. It was originally scheduled for release on April 1st, but we’ve had a few […]

Staycation Recommendation: Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament {Giveaway}

Spring Break is approaching quickly (despite today’s snowstorm), and if you haven’t planned for a tropical vacation or some other trip outside the area, may I suggest you enjoy an afternoon or evening of your staycation at a tournament in the medieval age? We had an opportunity to visit Medieval Times last week and even though […]

Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events: Are Your Kids Ready to Watch?

Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events is dark. In fact, the theme song “Look Away” advises that you look away because the story is awful and unpleasant. (Hint: If you do watch the show, but sure you don’t skip the theme song; it’s good and there are actually four different versions of it that […]

Book Cover Reveal

Wow. Writing a book is absolutely amazing, but the work definitely doesn’t end when the book is written. I finished writing the Ultimate Kids’ Adventure Guide to Chicago in December and since then it’s gone through copy editing and there are still several steps before it’s completely finished, but it’s happening! The release date is […]

Winter Events at LEGOLAND Discovery Center

LEGOLAND Discovery Center in Schaumburg has been one of our favorite spots to visit for a long time; we’ve been annual pass holders for years and we love checking out the new exhibits and events. Below are some current and upcoming events. General admission is $19 per person. Buy tickets online and save up to 25%: LEGOLANDDiscoveryCenter.com/Chicago. Last […]

Discover the Dinosaurs Unleashed Giveaway

Dinosaurs ruled the Earth during the Triassic, Jurassic, and Cretaceous periods, and they’ll rule the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont from Friday, January 13, 2017 through Monday, January 16, 2017. Discover the Dinosaurs UNLEASHED has a walk-thru exhibit that allows visitors to have close-up encounters with a lifelike kind T-Rex, Stegosaurus, and Velociraptor. […]

Dozin’ with Dinos and Other Night at a Museum Experiences

A new year is a great time for new experiences and several local museums offer you a chance for new experiences and perspectives by staying open overnight for sleepovers. Grab a sleeping bag, toothbrush, and jammies and reserve your tickets now. Many of these overnights will sell out quickly, so it’s best to reserve your spots […]

Crazy January Holidays and How to Celebrate Them

Okay, I’ll be honest: January is my least favorite month of the year. The holidays are over and there’s just not much going on. It’s cold and dreary out, plus it’s also cold and flu season, so we’re not getting out much. Sometimes you have to make your own fun and one great way to […]

Skiing, Snowboarding, and Tubing Near Chicago

  There’s not much snow on the ground, but that doesn’t mean you can’t embrace winter with skiing and snow tubing. Here are some great places not too far from Chicago to where, depending on your skill and comfort level, you can glide gently or zoom down some hills. All of these locations can help […]

Free Chicago Museum Days – Winter 2017

Winter in Chicago generally means yucky weather and it’s easy to get a little stir-crazy, so why not bundle up the kids and check out a museum for free? Most free days only apply to Illinois residents with valid identification and only apply to general admission, not special exhibits or events. Adler Planetarium – January 6–13, 16 […]

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