Archives for May 2017

Super Savings with Groupon Coupons

My kids started summer break less than a week ago. We’ve watched a parade, barbecued with friends, attended a Boy Scout event, spent time with Grandma and Grandpa, and lots more. What I’m realizing is that it’s gonna take a LOT to keep these kids busy this summer. We’re already planning outings to the Morton Arboretum, […]

Chicago Free Museum Days – Summer 2017

The end of the school year is RIGHT around the corner. Filling the summer with family time, fun, and educational experiences is easy in an amazing city like Chicago, but it’s NOT always easy on the wallet. Thankfully, there are plenty of attractions that are free every day, and many that offer free or discounted […]

Chicago Area Berry Picking Guide 2017

Who doesn’t love a nice, juicy berry? You can buy them at the grocery store, but it’s a chore to go shopping and you often find the strawberries (or raspberries, or blueberries) are just not that fresh. Treat yourself and your kids to super fresh, ripe berries right off the vine at one of the […]

Big Changes at the Shedd Aquarium

The Shedd Aquarium, one of the most popular and most visited attractions in Chicago, recently announced a new mission. Their new mission is: “Sparking compassion, curiosity and conservation for the aquatic animal world.” In an effort to increase access to the exhibits, experts, and animals, and to streamline and simplify ticketing, the Shedd is changing […]

Last Minute Mother’s Day Guide

Time is running out. Mother’s Day is not just around the corner, it’s careening toward us. Need some ideas for planning a special day for the mom in your life or are you a mom planning your own special day? Or suggests for gifts moms will love AND use? Check out my suggestions below. Experiences […]

Wild Garden Food Truck Tour

I have a quick good deed you can do right now: go click “like” on the Wild Garden Foods Facebook page and someone will get a free meal! Wild Garden® Foods will  be touring Chicago for four days, May 15 through May 18, making stops to share their love of Mediterranean food with free meals for […]

Buckingham Fountain to be Switched on Today

Looking for a free family activity for today? Visit the Buckingham Fountain for the #SwitchOnSummer2017 event. When: May 6th, 2017 from 4:00-7:00pm The fountain will be switched on at 6:00 p.m. Where: Buckingham Fountain, 301 S Columbus Dr., Chicago, Il. 60605 The Chicago Park District and ComEd are celebrating Summer’s arrival and the 90th birthday of the Buckingham Fountain […]

Brown Bear, Brown Bear Comes to the Chicago Children’s Theatre (with a book signing!)

Every kid I know (as well as most of the parents I know) loves Eric Carle stories. In our house, The Very Hungry Caterpillar was a particularly well-read book. This weekend marks the opening of Brown Bear, Brown Bear & Other Treasured Stories with the Chicago Children’s Theatre. The show, which is produced by the […]

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