Archives for May 2012

Resource Guide

This quote has popped up a few places recently and has got me thinking a lot about how I spend my money and what kind of world I want. Often, I’m not very happy about the vote I’m casting. It’s something I’m trying to at least be a bit more conscious about. Money is tight […]

Studio Movie Grill Opening in Wheaton – FREE Movie Tickets

Studio Movie Grill Opening in Wheaton – website Location: Studio Movie Grill, 301 Rice Lake Square, Wheaton Opening: June 8, 2012 About Studio Movie Grill: From blockbuster movies to alternate and family programming, SMG offers something for everyone. Check back often for listings and showtimes and visit our SMG Wheaton Facebook page for exclusive offers. […]

LEGO KidsFest Milwaukee – Giveaway

LEGO KidsFest Milwaukee – website Location: Milwaukee’s Frontier Airlines Center, 400 West Wisconsin Avenue, Milwaukee, WI Dates & Sessions: June 15-17 Friday, June 15 4 pm – 8:30 pm Saturday, June 16 Session I: 9 am – 1:30 pm Session II: 3 pm – 7:30 pm Sunday, June 17 Session I: 9 am – 1:30 pm […]

Pure Matters for Kids Review

Pure Matters is now closed.   Pure Matters for Kids – website My kids take a multi-vitamin each night before bed and we’ve tried a little of everything from Flintstones vitamins to vitamins we bought at a local health food store. They seem to like any kind of vitamin, but when we tried Pure Matters […]

Free Bowling for Kids at AMF All Summer

I love spending time outside in the summer, but there are some days when it’s just too hot, or we’ve spent too much time outside, and we need an indoor activity for a change. Last summer we enjoyed going bowling with the boys. We were afraid they were a little too young (they were 1 […]

Overnight Getaway – Grizzly Jack’s Grand Bear Resort

Grizzly Jack’s Grand Bear Resort – website Location: 2643 N. State Route 178, Utica, IL Phone: 866-399-3866 Parking: There is a large attached lot at the main resort. There are additional lots for the villas and cabin and 2 spaces directly in front of each cabin. Parking is free. Check in & check out: Check-in […]

Mom’s Night Out at Fore! Family Fun

Mom’s Night Out at Fore! Family Fun – website Location: Fore! Family Fun, Shef Brothers Pizza, and Bogies Indoor Golf Club, 1505 Mitchell Drive, Oswego Date and time: Tuesday, May 22 from 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm Cost: FREE Information from Fore! Family Fun:  Leave Dad and the kids at home and come to this […]

GoPicnic Review, Giveaway, and Promotional Code

*** If giveaway entry form is not visible below, click on the title of this post. My family and I are constantly eating on the go. We picnic whenever we can, but we often wind up eating quick meals in the car too. It’s difficult to avoid fast food when you’re on the go, and […]

Best of the Bump Club and Beyond Event

Best of the Bump Club and Beyond Event – website Location: Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, 2430 N. Cannon Drive, Chicago Date and time: Sunday, June 3, from 11:00 am – 2:00 pm (10:00 am for Platinum ticket holders) Admission: Tickets can be purchased online at the Bump Club and Beyond website. $40 for general admission – includes […]

WallPops Review and Giveaway

WallPops Review and Giveaway – website *** If you do not see the entry form below, click on the title of this post. I love decorating our walls, but I don’t always like having to nail things to the wall. I’m not very good at it and I don’t like having holes in the wall […]

Santa’s Village AZoosment Park Opens for the Season

Santa’s Village AZoosment Park in Dundee opens this weekend with new rides and attractions for the 2012 season. Although the official opening date is Sunday, May 13, the park will be open on Saturday, May 12 from 10 am to 2 pm for Make-A-Wish Day. Admission will only be $5 and 100% of all admission […]

Mother’s Day Giveaway from Plum District Chicago

Plum District is now closed.   ***If entry form is not visible below, click on the title of this post to go directly to the post and it will appear. It’s almost Mother’s Day which means crayon drawings from the kids and some extra help from my husband! Plum District, one of my favorite deal […]

A Bear, A Moon, and A Caterpillar: Treasured Stories by Eric Carle

A Bear, A Moon, and A Caterpillar: Treasured Stories by Eric Carle – website To see a video preview of the show, scroll to the bottom of this post.   Location: Victory Gardens Biograph Theatre, 2433 N. Lincoln Avenue, Chicago Phone: 773-871-3000 Dates and times: May 2 – 27 (Some shows are sold out already!) Mondays – no shows […]

Getting the Most from Your Farmer’s Market – Guest Post

  Today’s post is written by Jeremy Arendt, head cook and co-owner of Sprouts Home Day Care, an organic, eco-healthy day care located in the Northwest Chicago Suburbs.  He graduated from the University of Illinois Springfield where he studied sustainable food systems.  When he is not cooking for the kids, you can usually find him tending […]

Farmers’ Markets

It’s Spring and that means it’s Farmers’ Market season! Below are a listing of some farmers’ markets in and around Chicago. For more information about farmers’ markets in your area, visit AgriHappenings or Local Harvest. Chicago Chicago Downtown Farmstand Monday-Friday 11am-7pm, Saturday 11am-4pm 66 E. Randolph Street, Chicago Daley Plaza Farmers’ Market May 12-October 20 Thursdays […]

Guest Post at

It’s Spring and that means rain! If you’re looking for some rainy day fun, check out my guest post, Top 5 Places for Rainy Day Fun in Chicago on the blog today.

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