Netflix Goes Retro #TBT {with Giveaway!}

It’s almost Thursday and you know what that means: “Throwback Thursday”. Your Facebook or Instagram feed will likely be filled with some great/embarrassing photos of friends and family members from the “olden” days. In honor of #TBT I’m gonna share some old photos. First, one of me as a toddler: And this one is a […]

JORD Wooden Watches – Review & Giveaway

Every once in a while I get offers to try out new products. I try to choose really useful or unique products that I think other parents will be interested in reading about, and Jord wooden watches fit both of those categories. (Pictured above from left to right are watches from the Fieldcrest, the Sully, and […]

No-Sew Hats for Sesame Street Live: Can’t Stop Singing + Giveaway

Sesame Street Live: Can’t Stop Singing is coming to the Chicago area! It’ll be at the Sears Center in Hoffman Estates for performances on April 4-6, 2014. The boys will be so excited about this as soon as I tell them. For now I’m keeping it a secret to surprise them and building up some […]

Skydeck Chicago Giveaway

I have a quick giveaway and this would be a great holiday outing for the family! If you missed my Skydeck Ledge post be sure to check it out! A few things you should know before you enter: Winner will receive 4 passes Passes are only good through the end of 2013 so you have […]

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 […]

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 & […]

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 […]

Fun & Fundraising with The Pasta Shoppe – Review & Giveaway

It’s getting chilly and chilly weather calls for pasta. We recently received a sample package of pasta from the Pasta Shoppe and we’ve been enjoying some great hearty meals. The Pasta Shoppe sells pasta in fun shapes – every kind of theme you can think of from music to pink ribbon to zoo animals. Use […]

Baby Loves Disco Halloween Party {Giveaway}

Baby Loves Disco is returning to Chicago to celebrate Halloween! Baby Loves Disco is a family dance party and it’s FUN! (We went with Cooper when he was a baby!) Where: Lincoln Hall, 2424 N Lincoln When: Saturday, October 19 from 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm Cost: $15 per walking human or 4 for $55 (non-walkers are free). Buy […]

Chicago Architecture Open House This Weekend {and Giveaway}

The Chicago Architecture Foundation is hosting their 3rd annual Open House on Saturday, October 19 and Sunday, October 20, 2013. They open the doors to 150+ neat old/historical sites in the city for the public to explore for FREE. Many of these are family-friendly sites, including Berghoff’s Bakery and the model train set at Clarendon Park […]

Santa’s Village AZoosment Park Harvest Fest Giveaway

Harvest Fest is in full swing at Santa’s Village AZoosment Park and runs until October 27. Enter below for a chance to take your family! I’ve got 2 passes to give away and each is good for admission for a family of four. These passes are only good through the end of the 2013 season […]

Step Up With UnitedHealthCare for a Chance to Win A FitBit

UnitedHealthcare’s campaign is about stepping up for better healthcare with tools and resources designed to help people meet their health goals (www.timetostepup.com). They’re holding live, free events in Chicago this week through Sunday, October 6. They’ll have a video booth to share a story of how your or someone you know has stepped up to […]

Cre8tive Art Launch Event With Art Mobb & Microsoft Giveaway

This is last minute but sounds like a fun event! (Information & prizes provided by Microsoft) Who: Art Mobb (Mike Farhat & Chris Hoyle) What: Prepare to be dazzled in-store with celebrity artists Art Mobb (Mike Farhat and Chris Hoyle) as they unveil and premier their latest original Plexiglas piece and create their unique style of […]

VTech Go! Go! Smart Wheels Airport Playset Review and Giveaway

    Now that Cooper’s in school all day Dexter and Campbell have lost their playmate. Both of them spent more time playing with Cooper than each other, so they’re starting to develop a better relationship now. Campbell’s too young for the things Dexter is usually playing with – LEGOs, playdough, etc – so I […]

Mud Masterpieces at the Kohl Children’s Museum – Giveaway!

I’m always looking for new and exciting things to do with the kids. Sure, we have our old favorites, but sometimes you want to try something new and interesting. SpotOn.it is a great way to find events and activities near you that fit into your schedule. One of the events you can learn about right […]

Chicago Recipe Giardiniera Sausages – Review and Giveaway

Chicago-style hot dogs are legendary and giardiniera is a favorite topping of many Chicagoans. Johnsonville combined giardiniera with smoked sausage to make Chicago Recipe Giardiniera Sausages and offer to let us try some, so Toddling Dad is taking over: Toddling Dad Here. Toddling mom recently asked me to try Johnsonville Chicago Recipe Giardiniera Sausages. I have […]

Puritan’s Pride Summer Essentials – Review, Promo Code, & Giveaway

School may have started, but summer is not over yet! I tested out some great summer essentials recently from Puritan’s Pride. Here’s some information from the Puritan’s Pride website: Puritan’s Pride (www.puritan.com) was founded over 40 years ago with a health and wellness mission that focused on making the finest quality nutritional supplements available at the […]

What Makes You Smile? Floss & Brush Review & Giveaway

  There are a lot of things that make me smile lately. I have a wonderful husband who is my best friend and three fun little boys; I like where we live and the our day-to-day lives; we have a fantastic family and amazing friends. These photos are not very good; they’re dark or blurry […]

Disney On Ice Presents 100 Years of Magic – Activities & Giveaway

I posted earlier about Disney On Ice celebrating 100 Years of Magic in Chicago next month (see the post for all the detail about the show!) and now I’ve got some fun stuff to share! Click to download a Disney coloring page and Mickey and Minnie Ears! I also have tickets to give away! Enter below. Winner will […]

Santa’s Village AZoosment Park Giveaway – 2013

Enter to win a family pass, good for up to 4 people, for Santa’s Village AZoosment Park! There will be two winners and the passes are good until the end of the 2013 season in October. Want more information about Santa’s Village AZoosment Park? See my 2011, 2012, and 2013 posts about our experiences. a […]

Chicago Cubs Kid’s Club Contest

  Nothing says Summer quite like baseball! The Chicago Cubs want to offer a lucky Toddling Around Chicagoland reader a free membership to the Cubs Kids Club! The Cubs Kid’s Club, presented by ComEd, is a great way to get kids involved in the game and Wrigley Field by providing club membership benefits. These benefits […]

Sprout Organic Foods Review & Giveaway

It’s difficult finding quick, portable, and healthy snacks for the kids, but we found some great new snacks. Sprout Organic Foods now offers toddler snacks – Fruity Yogurt Bites and Fruit & Veggie Crispy Chews. From the Sprout Organic Food website: Naturally sweet and wholesome, Sprout recipes are made with certified organic ingredients and contain […]

MAYhem for Moms Pinterest Party – May 30, 2013

Thanks so much to all who participated! The party is now closed & winners will be notified soon. Welcome to our very first ever Pinterest party! Co-hosted by The Peanuts Gang & Toddling Around Chicagoland, the #MAYhemforMoms Pinterest party will show you Pinterest in a brand new light! The party is sponsored by BABYBJORN, Maple […]

CafePress Giveaway

CafePress has always been one of my favorite sites to find interesting t-shirts. They offer just about any kind of t-shirt you want and you can even design your own. In addition to shirts, they also sell bags, case for electronics, stickers, stationery, and lots more. I browsed around for quite a while and one […]

Disney Live! Mickey’s Music Festival – Discount and Giveaway

Disney Live! Mickey’s Music Festival is on it’s way to Chicago! The Akoo Theatre in Rosemont will be hosting Disney Live! Mickey’s Music Festival Friday, March 15 through Sunday, March 17, 2013. Here’s a description of the show that was provided to me: Mickey Mouse and friends rock the world with the stars from The […]

Chicago Fun Family Palooza – Giveaway

Chicago Fun Family Palooza Location: The Mega Center at Pheasant Run Resort, 4051 East Main Street, St. Charles Dates: Saturday & Sunday, March 9-10, 2013 Time: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm Chicago Fun Family Palooza is bursting with spectacular entertainment, thrilling activities and over the top zaniness. This 2 day event, produced by 5 Star Fun […]

Monster Jam Promo Code & Giveaway

Advance Auto Parts Monster Jam® is roaring into town! Monster Jam will be at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont February 8-10, 2013. Advance Auto Parts Monster Jam®, starring the biggest performers on four wheels: Monster Jam monster trucks! The twelve-feet-tall, ten-thousand-pound machines will bring you to your feet, racing and ripping up a custom-designed track […]

Meez Meals Giveaway and Special Discount

Have you made a New Year’s resolution? Whether it’s officially a “resolution” or not, I bet you’d like to eat healthier, reduce stress, and spend more time with your family (or maybe have more time to yourself!). Meez Meals is offering you a chance to have all those things. Here’s some info about Meez Meals, […]

Disney On Ice Rockin’ Ever After Giveaway

Get ready to rock out with some of the most magical idols of all in a musical showcase that features the hottest tunes and talent from across the kingdom in Disney On Ice presents Rockin’ Ever After! Jam to a Scottish jig as a group of royal contenders from the latest Disney•Pixar film, Brave, competes […]

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