Archives for September 2011

Medieval Times

This is a guest post written by Joslyn Gould, a friend of mine from the olden days (you know, long BEFORE kids). Joslyn has two daughters, Althea, who is 3 1/2 years old, and Autumn, who is almost two. The names may seem familiar to you and I’m sure the pictures will – Joslyn, Althea, […]

Kids Science Labs

Kids Science Labs – website Location: 1500 N. Kingsbury, Chicago, IL The red line stop at North & Clybourn is a few blocks from Kids Science Labs. Phone: 312-846-1426 Hours & schedule: Monday-Saturday 9am-6pm. Sundays are reserved for birthday parties and special events, and possibly classes during the academic year. A full schedule is available […]

Plum District school fundraiser

Plum District has closed. My kids are too young to be in school so I’m lucky to not have to deal with school fundraisers… yet. I remember overpriced sweets that my parents were guilted into selling it, felt guilty about selling to friends and family, and friends and family buying them (most likely out of […]

Jump!Zone Giveaway

***This giveaway is now closed. Congratulations to Paula of Frosted Fingers who won a 10-kid mini party at Jump!Zone! Special thanks to Jump!Zone for offering this great prize! Jump!Zone Giveaway Did you read my previous post about Jump!Zone Bolingbrook and our experience there? If you did I know you’re going to be excited about this: […]


Jump!Zone – website Location: 490 W. North Frontage Road, Bolingbrook Phone: 630-621-9620 Hours: Hours for open play vary and can be viewed online. Currently the schedule for open play is: Sun    11am-6pm Mon  No open play Tues  10am-1pm Wed  No open play Thurs 10am-1pm Fri     10am-8pm Sat    11am-8pm There are often special […]

Chicago Bucket List

We’re moving! In the next couple months we’ll be moving out of the city of Chicago. Have no fear, we’ll still be “toddling around Chicagoland”, but with a different starting point for our adventures. I’m a Chicagoan since birth and I’ll require regular trips back into the city limits, but I also feel like I […]

The Morton Arboretum

The Morton Arboretum – website    Location: 4100 Illinois Rt 53, Lisle Phone: 630-968-0074 Hours: The Morton Arboretum is open 365 days a year from 7:00 am to sunset. Visitor Center: Jan-Feb 9am-4pm Mar-Apr 9am-5pm May-Oct 9am-6pm Nov-Dec 9am-5pm Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve at 3pm, & Christmas Day Children’s Garden Nov-Feb 9:30am-4pm Mar-Oct 9:30am-5pm Extended […]

Cantigny Park

Cantigny Park – website Location: 1S151 Winfield Road, Wheaton Phone: 630-668-5161 Hours: Gardens & Grounds: Mon-Sun, 9am-Sunset, Nov 1 – Apr 30 (Closed 11/25, 11/26, 12/24-12/27, 12/31, & entire month of January)Mon-Sun, 7am-Sunset, May 1 – Oct 31Cantigny Park and Museums are closed Mon-Thu in February. Museums: Closed MondaysTues-Sun, 10am-4pm (Closed 11/25, 11/26, 12/24-12/27, 12/31, […]

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