Archives for February 2012

Mother’s Helpers Giveaway

I’m so excited to offer another giveaway today! Family outings are fantastic, but there are times when you just can’t bring the kids along, whether it’s because you have to work, run errands, or just need a day or evening away. Mother’s Helpers contacted me and they’d like to offer a great prize to help […]

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day – website Location: The Apollo Theatre, 2540 N. Lincoln Avenue, Chicago Phone: 773-935-6100 Performances: Runs February 17-June 28. A full performance schedule is available online. Monday – 2/20 at 10:30 am Tuesday – No shows Wednesday – Shows at 10:15 am and 11:00 am on […]

Volo Auto Museum Giveaway

I recently posted about our experience at Volo Auto Museum, where we saw awesome cars from the Blues Brothers, the Ghostbusters, Back to the Future, plus Lightning McQueen and the Truckosaurus. Check out the Volo post if you missed it and then enter to win a pair of tickets! Kids under 5 are free and […]

Pump It Up Facebook Treasure Hunt Contest

Pump It Up is having a Treasure Hunt on its Facebook page on Wednesday!  Go “like” them on Facebook (link: and follow along all day on Wednesday, February 15 to get all 10 code words.  Then you can enter to win a free Adventure Party for your child – a new kind of party […]

Bring Joy to a Hospitalized Child at Children’s Memorial Hospital

One of the incredible benefits of living in the Chicago area is that we’re fortunate enough to have Children’s Memorial Hospital, the region’s top provider of pediatric specialty care, right here. Children’s Memorial has served over 148,000 children in the past year and they treat children from all over the country and from more than […]

Volo Auto Museum

Volo Auto Museum – website Location: 27582 Volo Village Road, Volo, IL Phone: 815-385-3644 Hours: Open 7 days a week, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm Admission: Adults – $9.95 Children 5-12 – $5.95 (children under 5 free) – use their online coupon for 1/2 off a child’s admission with an adult’s admission. Seniors (65 and […]

Putting Your Heart In The Right Place – Easy & Inexpensive Valentine’s Day Surprises

Valentine’s Day is almost here! I’m always trying to come up with creative (& inexpensive) ways to celebrate and show John that I think he’s a great husband and father. I thought I’d share a couple of the ideas to help inspire you this Valentine’s Day. A few years ago I decided to surprise John […]

The Houdini Box

The Houdini Box – website Location: The Mercury Theatre, 3745 N. Southport Avenue, Chicago Phone: 773-325-1700 Performances: January 24 – March 4, 2012 No shows on Monday. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays – 10:15 am Fridays – 2 performances a day, times vary Saturdays & Sundays – 11:00 am, 2:00 pm (March 14-March 25 at North Shore […]

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