Archives for January 2013

Monster Jam: Monster Truck Fun Facts

Once a year, Monster Jam rolls into town with performances at Rosemont’s Allstate Arena. It’s loud and dramatic, and an exciting outing for the whole family. We’ve attended Monster Jam a few times and you can read about our experience at Monster Jam in 2013. Upcoming shows Monster Jam usually performs at Rosemont in the […]

Monster Jam Promo Code & Giveaway

Advance Auto Parts Monster Jam® is roaring into town! Monster Jam will be at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont February 8-10, 2013. Advance Auto Parts Monster Jam®, starring the biggest performers on four wheels: Monster Jam monster trucks! The twelve-feet-tall, ten-thousand-pound machines will bring you to your feet, racing and ripping up a custom-designed track […]

Bud, Not Buddy Presented by the Chicago Children’s Theatre

I love the Chicago Children’s Theatre. We’ve seen all the shows they’ve presented in the past couple years. With a brand new baby we haven’t had an opportunity to see Bud, Not Buddy, but the information below has been provided by the Chicago Children’s Theatre. Based on the book by Christopher Paul Curtis, Bud, Not […]

Museum Free Days – 2013

Chicago has some incredible museums, zoos, and gardens. Whether you’re looking for an educational experience, or to encourage your child’s interests, or just to spend a fun day with the family, there are plenty of options in and around Chicago. It can be expensive taking a family to these institutions, but here are times you […]

Family Dollar Kidgets Diapers and Wipes

My 3-year-old Dexter is still in diapers and seems to have no desire to get out of them any time soon. Sigh. Although we’ve used cloth diapers for a majority of his diapered years, lately they don’t seem to be keeping him dry so we’ve switched to disposables. I was offered the chance to try […]

Monster Jam 2013 Coming to Allstate Arena

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 […]

Family Fun With The Rockford IceHogs

Rockford IceHogs Hockey Games are not all about hockey, but instead about a great family experience! Check out Top Shot, an interactive hockey inspired shooting game located on the main concourse, and test your hockey skills, join the IceHogs Runts Club and take your little one down to the tunnel to high-five all the players […]

Meez Meals Giveaway and Special Discount

Have you made a New Year’s resolution? Whether it’s officially a “resolution” or not, I bet you’d like to eat healthier, reduce stress, and spend more time with your family (or maybe have more time to yourself!). Meez Meals is offering you a chance to have all those things. Here’s some info about Meez Meals, […]

Disney On Ice Rockin’ Ever After Giveaway

Get ready to rock out with some of the most magical idols of all in a musical showcase that features the hottest tunes and talent from across the kingdom in Disney On Ice presents Rockin’ Ever After! Jam to a Scottish jig as a group of royal contenders from the latest Disney•Pixar film, Brave, competes […]

My Home Birth Story: My Husband (Unexpectedly) Delivered Our Son

On December 26, shortly after midnight, we welcomed a new son Campbell into our family in a rather unexpected way during a planned home birth. This isn’t the type of thing I usually write about on Toddling Around Chicagoland, but this is a story I just have to tell. If you saw My Big Announcement in […]

Winter Wardrobe Shopping with Cookie’s Kids

 Winter Wardrobe Shopping with #CookiesKids It’s cold and snowy outside and it’s a great time to perk up my boys’ winter wardrobe with some new outfits. Rather than run out to the store during the holidays (NO thank you!), I did some online shopping at Cookie’s Kids sells a huge selection of kids clothes, […]

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