• Free Chicago Museum Days – Spring 2015
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  • #MuseumWeek 2015
  • Easter Eggs Hunts 2015
  • Easter Bunny Guide 2015
24 Days of Christmasy Activities

Holiday Lights

Christmas will be here sooner than you think, so now is the time to enjoy all the seasonal events Chicago and the surrounding suburbs have to offer. I’ll be posting 24 Christmasy activities (plus maybe a few bonus ones!) over five days. Enjoy these holiday light events, and visit over the next four days for […]

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Hallmark Northpole Inspires New Holiday Traditions

I love Christmas. Who doesn’t? I love Christmas songs, shopping for gifts, and all the traditions that come with Christmas – trimming the tree, baking cookies, seeing lights, etc. Hallmark and #CollectiveBias stepped in and inspired me to try a brand new tradition this year. Hallmark is offering a huge selection of Northpole Fun holiday items […]

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Celebrating Friendship with Netflix Streaming

Thanksgiving is always a great reminder to be thankful for all the wonderful things we have, and right near the top of my list are all of the wonderful friends we have. Netflix Streaming has some really fun movies and shows that celebrate friendship. I try to be careful about how much tv my children watch, […]

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Official Teaser

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Teaser Released

I know a lot of people have been anxiously awaiting the new Star Wars movie! It comes out in December 2015 and here’s the official teaser for it: What do you think?

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Giveaway – Tickets to The Nutcracker

The Nutcracker is a holiday tradition and I’ve got a chance to give you tickets to see it! Presented by: The Ruth Page Civic Ballet Where: Northeastern Illinois University, 5500 N. St. Louis Avenue, Chicago When: Saturday, December 6 at 7:00 pm and Sunday, December 7 at 1:00 pm and 5:00 pm. Cost: $25 for […]

Chicago Area Christmas Tree Farms 2014

Chicago Area Christmas Tree Farms 2014

Real or artificial? It’s an ongoing debate this time of the year. Part of the fun of having a real tree is the journey to get it, so here are places in there area where you can choose and cut your own tree! All of the farms listed below offer pick-your-own trees. As always, it’s best […]

Chicago Toy & Game Fair 2014 Giveaway #2

Information and tickets have been provided by The Chicago Toy & Game Fair.  It’s another chance to win a family pass to the Chicago Toy & Game Fair! Below is some information about ChiTAG: Come out and play at the 12th annual Chicago Toy & Game Fair (ChiTAG), arriving in the Windy City on Saturday, November, […]

6 Benefits of the Motorola Video Baby Monitor - Toddling Around Chicagoland #Spon #Clever Girls #MotorolaBabyMonitor

Motorola Video Baby Monitor Review

Campbell’s almost two years old, but that doesn’t mean he’s too big for a baby monitor. We got the Motorola MBP36S video baby monitor. I love being able to keep an eye on him and know that he’s safe and sound while he’s sleeping so I can relax. When Cooper and Dexter were babies I […]

Chicago Toy & Game Fair 2014 Giveaway

Chicago Toy & Game Fair 2014 Giveaway #1

Information and tickets have been provided by The Chicago Toy & Game Fair.  Come out and play at the 12th annual Chicago Toy & Game Fair (ChiTAG), arriving in the Windy City on Saturday, November, 22, 2014 and Sunday, November 23, 2014. As the only fair of its kind in the United States open to the […]

Sprint Gives Chicago Wireless a Boost

As a blogger and a busy mom, I rely on my cell phone a lot. I check emails, post to social media sites, take photos, use GPS, and keep in contact with family and friends. For several years now, I’ve trusted Sprint to provide reliable wireless service so when I was offered the opportunity to […]

Chicago Area Santa Guide 2014 - Toddling Around Chicagoland

Chicago Area Santa Guide 2014

It’s not often that you get to meet a truly magical legend, but that time of year is approaching. Everyone has fond memories of talking to Santa and making special Christmas requests, and it’s even more fun watching your kids share a few special moments with him and getting photos to commemorate the day. I’m […]

8 Things to do with Leftover Halloween Candy 2014

8 Things to do with Leftover Halloween Candy

Halloween is over and you’re probably either feeling sick from all the candy you ate last night, or you’re munching on it for breakfast (hey, you’ve got all day to work off those calories!).  In my house we’ve got a TON of candy – the kids got lots from trick-or-treating and we had a lot […]

Indoor Trick-or-Treating 2014 - Toddling Around Chicagoland

Indoor Trick-or-Treating 2014

It’s cold and snowy. Kinda puts a damper on Halloween fun, especially if you were planning to trick-or-treat outside with little ones. Fear not! Here are places you can trick-or-treat indoors in Chicago and the suburbs. Events are free unless otherwise indicated. (This is a working list so please let me know if there’s any […]

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Marking Mini Milestones with Netflix

  I’ve had some really big milestones in my life – graduating college and law school, getting married, having my kids. Once you’re a parent, the milestones are small, but they mean so much more – first words, first steps, first day of school. Sometimes milestones can be really exciting, but sometimes they can be a little […]

Santa's Village Costume Contest and Trick-or-Treating 2014 - Toddling Around Chicagoland

Costume Contest & Trick-or-Treating at Santa’s Village AZoosment Park 2014

Christmas & Halloween are my two favorite holidays, so it’s fun to combine them by doing some fun Halloween activities at Santa’s summer home. Especially when the weather is beautiful! Santa’s Village AZoosment Park has a costume contest at 2:00 pm and trick-or-treating from 3:00 – 5:00 pm today (October 25, 2014) and tomorrow. Tomorrow […]

VTech InnoTab 3S Plus Review and Giveaway

We love electronics in our house. The kids are constantly asking to use my phone (that’s a big NO, mostly because I’m selfish and don’t trust them not to break it) or they’re staring over John’s shoulder when he’s using his tablet. A couple weeks ago we got a VTech InnoTab 3S Plus Learning Tablet. […]

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Teal Pumpkin Project with Free Printable Pumpkin Sign

Food allergies are on the rise and Halloween can be a particularly difficult time for families of children with food allergies. To help families who are dealing with allergies, FARE (Food Allergy Research & Education) is encouraging people to participate in the Teal Pumpkin Project. Paint a pumpkin teal, or hang a sign with a […]

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Not-So-Scary Halloween Fun for Little Ones – 2014

This post originally appeared on MommyNearest.com. Spooky costumes and haunted houses aren’t for everyone, especially if you have young children. These events will allow you and your kids to enjoy dressing up and participating in autumn and Halloween activities without the fear. Brick-or-Treat at the Legoland Discovery Center Daily through October 31 Brick-or-Treat is an annual […]

CAF Open House 2014

The Chicago Architecture Foundation Opens the Doors of Chicago

Chicago is famous for its architecture and houses many world-famous structures, and you can often find Chicagoans and tourists alike staring in awe as they walk the city streets. The outside and public areas of these buildings are often amazing, but a lot of the beauty and magic is hidden behind closed doors. This weekend, thanks […]

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Aquatic Experience – Chicago 2014 – Giveaway

Aquatic Experience will be in Chicago at the Schaumburg Convention Center November 7-9, 2014. Here’s a little information provided by Aquatic Experience: Aquatic Experience – Chicago is the first show in our industry’s history to combine everything aquatic under one roof. From saltwater to freshwater with pond and aquatic reptiles, we’ll have it all. Consumers […]

Chicago Area Halloween Events 2014

Chicago Area Halloween Events 2014

Halloween is too much fun for just one day, so here are plenty of fun activities and events in Chicago and the suburbs so you can enjoy Halloween for weeks. I do my best to provide accurate information, but it’s always a good idea to check the information on the site and call before you […]

KidStuff Coupon Book Giveaway - Toddling Around Chicagoland

KidStuff Coupon Books Giveaway

KidStuff is a coupon book created to raise money for daycares and schools, while saving families money. Schools (from preschool through high school, or even day care facilities) sell the KidStuff Coupon Book for $25, and they get to keep half of that. Sounds like a great deal! The books contain over 400 pages of coupons […]

Weekday Fun for Little Ones

Weekday Fun for Little Ones

This post was written by me and originally appeared on MommyNearest.com. Days at home with the kids can get a little monotonous and it’s fun to break it up with some outings to entertain the kids and yourself. In my experience, early fall is a kind of “sweet spot” for outings with young kids. Older […]

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Cooking Up Fun with Kidstir

I’m a sucker for fun mail and we got some recently – Kidstir sent us one of their monthly boxes, a hands-on kit to encourage cooking with kids and trying new foods. I opened our box and found two recipes, a binder with dividers to keep our recipes in, a shopping list, a kitchen artist […]

Fit Made Fun with LeapFrog LeapBand and CLIF Kids

Fit Made Fun with LeapFrog LeapBand and CLIF Kids

LeapFrog, maker of some of our favorite educational toys, recognizes the importance of keeping kids fit and active. To encourage kids (and remind parents) to stay active, they declared a Fit Made Fun Day this September. We participated in the Fit Made Fun Day with LeapFrog Leapbands and lots of Clif Kids protein bars to […]

Chicago Area Pumpkin Patch Guide 2014 - Toddling Around Chicagoland

Chicago Area Pumpkin Patch Guide 2014

October is all about the arrival of fall and Halloween. I’ve compiled a huge guide of Chicago Area Pumpkin Patches so you can find the one just right for your family. 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 […]

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Pizza and a Movie with Netflix Streaming

Fall is in full swing and we’re finally getting used to the new routine. We’ve got two kids on different school schedules and we’re all on different sleep schedules, so what that all adds up to is that the kids really don’t even see each other much in the mornings. When they get home from […]

Science + You Exhibit at the Kohl Children's Museum - Toddling Around Chicagoland

“Science + You” Exhibit at the Kohl Children’s Museum

This post was written by me, but originally appeared on MommyNearest.com. Science + You, a traveling exhibit created at the Kohl Children’s Museum in 2011, has been on an international tour through Brazil, Germany, and the United States, but it has now returned to the home. Science + You opened at the Kohl Children’s Museum […]

White Sox Countdown to Halloween - Toddling Around Chicagoland

Countdown to Halloween with the Chicago White Sox this Weekend

Fall is officially here so it’s time to start counting down to Halloween! The Chicago White Sox are doing a Countdown to Halloween this Saturday, September 27, 2014. The game starts at 6:10 pm against the Kansas City Royals. Tickets for this event are specially priced – $34 for lower level ($10 savings), $21 for […]

Parenting Made Affordable with Parent's Choice Diapers - Toddling Around Chicagoland #BabyDiapersSavings #CollectiveBias #shop

Parenting Made Affordable with Parent’s Choice Diapers

Parenting is an expensive job. Studies have estimated that it costs over $250,000 to raise a child and that number makes my  head hurt. It’s almost hard to believe that’s true, until you shop for diapers. Ouch! Thankfully, you can save as much as $240 a year by purchasing Parent’s Choice diapers at Walmart instead […]

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