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Monster Jam Roars Into Rosemont

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Monster Jam will be at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont Friday, February 7 through Sunday, February 9, 2014 . Approximately 12 feet tall and about 12 feet wide, monster trucks are custom-designed machines that sit atop 66-inch-tall tires and weigh a minimum of 10,000 pounds. Built for short, high-powered bursts of speed, monster trucks generate […]

Disney On Ice: Let’s Celebrate – Promotional Code

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It’s one colossal party on ice, with all your favorite Disney friends! Join Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse as they celebrate a Very Merry Unbirthday Party with Alice and the Mad Hatter; Mardi Gras with Princess Tiana and Prince Naveen; a Royal Valentine’s Day Ball with the Disney Princesses; a Hawaiian luau with Lilo & […]

Language Stars Offering Free Class Weeks

Language Stars is offering Free Class Weeks at all 15 of their centers from January 6 through January 18, 2014. Parents can take their children to one free class during this time period and receive a $10 iTunes gift card for attending. If a new family enrolls during the Free Class Weeks they’ll receive $100 […]

Disney On Ice Invites Chicago-Area Fans to Help Feed Hungry Neighbors

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I received information about this event and wanted to share: In support of this year’s National Day of Service and Remembrance, Disney On Ice is inviting Chicago-area fans to help feed their hungry neighbors with donations to the city’s Marillac Food Pantry. Disney On Ice stars will be accepting non-perishable food donations from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, […]

Pleygo – LEGO Rental Subscription Service

  I’m really excited about this. My boys (I’m including John) LOVE LEGOs. We have a bajillion sets, but you can never have enough LEGOs. We’re getting an opportunity to try out Pleygo and I know they’ll be thrilled. And I can’t wait to post later to tell you about our experience. Wondering what Pleygo […]

Urban Adventure Quest Discount

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  Disclosure: I am receiving a complimentary scavenger hunt for my family in exchange for posting this.  I’m so excited about this! I’ve been very curious about Urban Scavenger Hunt and I’m excited to try it out. Experience the fun of an Urban Scavenger Hunt in downtown Chicago. This Smart Phone guided adventure lets you […]

Fresher, Faster, & Cheaper Food with Zaycon Foods

  Disclosure: I am receiving complimentary products in exchange for this post. As you all know, I’m on the run a lot. I like to shop in bulk so I don’t waste a lot of time making tons of trips to the grocery store. I also like to buy fresh food and save money. That’s […]

Language Stars

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  I took 2 years of Spanish in high school. I took the same 2 years of Spanish again in college. I know a few basic Spanish words and that’s about it. I had two things working against me in learning a foreign language: I was 15 when I started classes and I attempted to […]

Six Flags Great America Discount


Save $20 on a single day ticket to Six Flags Great America when you use this coupon and order tickets online.  

Elite Kids in Crystal Lake

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  Elite Kids, located in Crystal Lake, IL was designed specifically for children and boasts nearly 10,000 square feet of pure fun and excitement. From now through July 31, 2013, Elite is offering a $10 discount off one class for new customers with this coupon! Elite Kids offer an array of classes. Choose from gymnastics, […]

Crayola’s Big Colorful Birthday Adventure


I may have mentioned this before, but we are BIG Crayola fans. I love having art supplies on hand and I have to admit that I hoard Crayola crayons (there may or may not be more than 10 boxes of them in a closet at our house right now). Crayola is turning 110 and this […]

Wildlife Explorer and Gardening Made Easy

It’s Spring and the weather will be getting warmer soon (I hope!) and I’m always looking for fun stuff to do in the yard with the kids. Here are two great deals to help take advantage of this nice days – one for your kid(s) and one for you! Order both and you’ll have something […]

Disney Book Club

I heard about this great deal and had to share it. Right now you can get 4 Disney books for just 99 cents each. You get The Lion King and Toy Story 3, and then you can choose two of the following books: Wreck It Ralph, Brave, Cars 2, and Cinderella. You also get a […]

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

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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 […]

Dr. Seuss Book Club Special Offer

Dr. Seuss’s Birthday is March 2nd. No American writer has had as great an impact on children’s literature as Dr. Seuss. His imaginative characters, vivid illustrations, and catchy rhymes are instantly recognizable to anyone who grew up reading his stories. Create a personal library of children’s books by joining Dr. Seuss & His Friends book […]

Monster Jam 2013

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Location: Allstate Arena, 6920 North Mannheim Road, Rosemont The Allstate Arena site includes links to CTA, Metra, and PACE to help you reach there using public transportation. Phone: Allstate Arena – 847-635-6601, Ticketmaster – 800-745-3000 Dates and times: January 8-10, 2013. Friday, January 8 – 7:30 pm Saturday, January 9 – 2:00 pm, 7:30 pm Sunday, January 10 – […]

Monster Jam 2013 Coming to Allstate Arena

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Advance Auto Parts Monster Jam is the most exciting form of family motorsports entertainment on the planet. The stars of the show are the biggest performers on four wheels: the Monster Jam trucks! The twelve-feet-tall, ten-thousand-pound machines will bring you to your feet, racing and ripping up a custom-designed track full of obstacles to soar […]

Meez Meals Giveaway and Special Discount

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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, […]

I Caught Santa!

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Imagine the look of wonder and surprise when a child receives a photo of Santa and Rudolph caught in the act in his or her very own home. is a unique website that helps visitors create those memorable keepsake photos. In three simple steps anyone can upload a holiday photo, add Santa Claus or Rudolph and […]

Give the Gift of Rockin’ Disney Memories – Disney On Ice Rockin’ Ever After

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Give the Gift of ROCKIN’ Memories! Looking for one more special gift but don’t have time for shopping? Disney On Ice presents Rockin’ Ever After is coming to the Chicagoland area, playing Allstate Arena Jan. 23 – 27 and United Center Jan. 31 – Feb. 10.  Tickets make great gifts that provide a memorable experience for the […]

Dr. Seuss Book Club – 5 Books for only $5.95

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I love Dr. Seuss! Looking to expand your child’s library of books? This is a great deal on Dr. Seuss books. You get 5 books for only $5.95 with free shipping! Order fast and you’ll also get a 2013 Dr. Seuss calendar (while supplies last). You’ll also have an opportunity to order an additional two […]

The Happy Trunk – Creative Fun Delivered To Your Kids

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Have you heard of The Happy Trunk? My kids love creative projects so I’m excited about this idea, and I think it would make a great Christmas gift! I’ve been asked to share the information below and the special offer – you can receive 50% off The Happy Trunk now! Special delivery! Mail carriers be warned, […]

Zerberts – BabyHawk Oh Snap! Review, Promotion, and Hoppediz Giveaway

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Zerberts – BabyHawk Oh Snap! Review & Hoppediz Giveaway Before my first son was born I decided I wanted to be a babywearer. I bought a couple carriers to try out and when he was born I was so happy I had them. I tried a ring sling first because so many people recommended it, […]

A Special “Treat”

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Want to spend a special card to someone this holiday season? As your to-do list keeps growing and growing it can be difficult to get to some of these smaller tasks, but it’s sometimes the small things like this that can really brighten someone’s holiday! Treat is here to help with a FREE personalized card, […]

Spark Box Toys

I’m a big fan of Netflix. I love that I can receive dvds I want to see for a small monthly fee and I don’t have tons of dvds I’m no longer interested in cluttering up my house. Now Spark Box has done the same thing for toys! We have a ridiculous amount of toys […]

Kohl Children’s Museum Presents the Wonderful World of Oz

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The Kohl Children’s Museum has the Wonderful Wizard of Oz On Exhibit: Now – January 6, 2013 The Wonderful Wizard of Oz exhibit features larger than life pop-up books that dazzle the eyes and stimulates the mind. Each section of this exhibit, based on the book published in 1900 by L. Frank Baum and illustrated […]

LEGO Deals at Zulily

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In case you hadn’t noticed, I love LEGOs, and so do my kids. Getting a great deal on LEGO stuff is even better! Zulily, a deal site that offers discounted prices on great products for kids and parents, has a great selection of LEGO items today. CHECK OUT SOME OF THESE GREAT DEALS ON LEGO […]

Customized Trick-or-Treat Bags from InkGarden

Use code TREAT to purchase a customized (add your child’s name or photo!) trick-or-treat bag for only $1. Shipping is $4.99. Offer expires October 24, 2012. Ready to start your holiday card shopping? Use code Startxmas for a 20% discount on holiday cards. Offer expires October 23. The above is an affiliate link. 

Sears Photo Package Deal – $185 Bundle for $35


I love getting photos of my kids and it’s even better when I can get a great deal on them! On Monday, October 15, Mamasource will be offering a fantastic portrait deal for Sears Portrait Studio. For $35 you’ll receive a voucher for a photo bundle valued at $185 at any Sears Portrait Studio nationwide. […]

sugarSNAP Car-Go System

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sugarSNAP Car-Go System – website So if you have a kid you know they come with STUFF. Lots and lots of STUFF. And no matter where you go you need tons and tons of stuff to go with them. It can be hard to be prepared all the time, but sugarSNAP has some great products […]