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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

Disney On Ice: Let's Celebrate - Promo Code - Toddling Around Chicagoland

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 & […]

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 […]

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 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 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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

Dino Time 3D Screening

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Free Dino Time 3D Advanced Screening Dino Time will be arriving in theatres on December 7, but here’s a chance to see a special advanced screening for free! The screening will take place at Showplace Icon, 150 W. Roosevelt Road, Chicago on Saturday, November 17th at 10:30 am. Here’s some information about the movie from the press […]

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 […]

Halloween Candy Buy Back

Halloween Candy Buy Back - Toddling Around Chicagoland

Halloween means lots of fun – costumes, parties, trick-or-treating – and lots and lots of candy. If you’re looking to save your kids (and yourself) from the sugar and tooth decay, why not “sell” it? Through “Operation Gratitude” dentists volunteer to “buy” Halloween candy from kids for money (generally $1 a pound), prizes, dental hygiene […]

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 […]

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 […]

Canvas People Special Offer

Canvas People Special Offer Canvas People has a great deal right now – get a FREE 8×10 canvas (pay shipping only) or get 55% off any other size and free shipping! Shipping for an 8×10 starts at $14.99, but that’s a great deal for an 8×10 canvas. These make great Christmas gifts. Why not scan a […]

Alice in Wonderland Presented by the Emerald City Theatre Company (and Promo Code)

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Alice in Wonderland – website Location: The Apollo Theatre, 2540 N. Lincoln Avenue, Chicago Phone: 773-935-6100 Performances: Runs July 10-December 29. A full performance schedule is available online. Admission: Tickets start at $13 for children and $16 for adults. PROMO CODE – Throughout the month of August, enter the code EATME for a FREE adult ticket to any performance when you purchase […]

Building Blocks Toy Store Flood Sale

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15% Off Everything – Monday, August 20-Friday, August 24 Building Blocks Toy Store, a local business with two locations – Lakeview and Wicker Park – recently suffered a tremendous loss from a flood in their Lakeview store on August 4 during a severe rain storm. Would you like to help? Shop the flood sale this […]

Wittlebee Review and Discount

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Wittlebee – website I recently heard about Wittlebee boxes and I was intrigued. Wittlebee’s offers monthly, customized boxes of clothing for kids. For $39.99 a month (shipping included!) you receive clothing with a retail value of about $100, and you don’t have to go shopping! Best of all, for every box ordered, Wittlebee’s donates a […]

Shutterfly Long Live Summer Photo Contest

Shutterfly Long Live Summer Photo Contest 2012 - Toddling Around Chicagoland

I don’t know about you, but I could use a trip to the Bahamas. Shutterfly has a great summer contest right now and the grand prize is a trip to the Bahamas for 4 and a professional family photo shoot! There are some other great other prizes as well, and all you have to do […]