Archives for May 2013

Brag On Dad

Father’s Day is approaching and I’m always looking for an inexpensive but special way to let my husband know what a fantastic father he is and how much we appreciate him. In the past I’ve done this for Valentine’s Day. I thought about all the amazing things my husband has done for me and our […]

Tradewinds Tea Pop Up Beach – May 31

  This is an event that is free and sounds like fun so I thought I’d share: With Summer officially here, Tradewinds, a premium brand of real-brewed iced teas, is creating a beach in the middle of downtown Chicago and giving residents an instant vacation as they celebrate the first Summer Friday. This “Pop-Up Paradise” […]

Summer Book Clubs – 2013

  I love curling up in a shady spot on a hot day and reading a book. With three kids that really doesn’t happen much anymore, but I’m hoping to pass it on to them. Encourage your kids to read by enrolling them in a free book club this summer. I have only listed a […]

Parent’s Choice Overnight Diapers

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Parent’s Choice Overnight Baby Diapers. The information below was provided to me.  There’s nothing worse than waking up to find out your child’s diaper has leaked. We co-sleep with Campbell and he’s often cuddled up to me or John so a leaky diaper […]

Summer Movie Guide for Families & Kids – 2013

I love to spend as much time as possible out in the fresh air and sunshine, but on those days when it’s TOO hot or rainy, it’s nice to have inexpensive or free indoor options. Many theatres offer special movie programs for families during the summer. As always, visit the site or call first to […]

MAYhem for Moms Pinterest Party – May 30, 2013

Thanks so much to all who participated! The party is now closed & winners will be notified soon. Welcome to our very first ever Pinterest party! Co-hosted by The Peanuts Gang & Toddling Around Chicagoland, the #MAYhemforMoms Pinterest party will show you Pinterest in a brand new light! The party is sponsored by BABYBJORN, Maple […]

Save Childhood Support Imagination with Pump It Up

Disclosure: I received complimentary passes to Pump It Up in exchange for doing this post. All opinions are my own. Pump It Up, a national children’s entertainment company, has launched a new “Save Childhood Support Imagination” Campaign. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, imaginative play is essential in child development, as it is a […]

American Science & Surplus Science Night – May 24, 2013

American Science and Surplus is probably one of the weirdest/coolest stores ever. If you haven’t been there yet you should plan on going soon, maybe even this weekend. On Friday, May 24, American Science & Surplus is hosting a free Science Night for families at their Chicago retail location at 5316 N. Milwaukee (773-763-0313). The event […]

Voting Open for Just Peachy Photography Cutest Kid Contest

Last month I posted about the Just Peachy Photography Cutest Kid Contest; the entry period is now over, but that means that all the adorable (and I’ve seen them, they are adorable!) photos of the contestants are posted and it’s your chance to vote. Besides getting to put in your vote for who will win […]

Moms Love Mombo™ – Nursing Pillow Review and Giveaway

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Comfort and Harmony for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. I have an (almost) 5-month-old son. I breastfeed him, which means that I spend a few hours a day planted on the couch (or sometimes or chair or the floor) nursing him. Before him […]

Baseball Clubs for Kids 2013

Baseball season is approaching! I have to admit that I’m not a huge sports fan, but I love hanging out at a baseball game enjoying the fresh air, eating hot dogs and popcorn, and cheering for the home team. Baseball teams try to make games family friendly too, and lots of them offer special clubs for […]

Santa’s Village AZoosment Park Now Open for the 2013 Season

You know it’s been a busy, hectic time when the season opening of Santa’s Village AZoosment Park sails right by me. They opened for the 2013 season on Mother’s Day, May 12. In addition to the petting zoo animals, rides, and shows available last year, there will be the addition of The Wildcat Roller Coaster […]

The Bear and the Bug Shop – Review and Giveaway

I love working with local businesses so when I was contacted by The Bear & the Bug Shop to do a review I was really excited. The Bear & the Bug is an Etsy shop created by Angela Pinelli, a graphic designer and a mom of three children under the age of three who lives […]

Summer Shopping at The Children’s Place

It’s warming up (well, most days at least), and a couple weeks ago I did the seasonal clothing switch. We were in pretty good shape as far as summer clothes for Dexter, but Cooper was in need of shorts and Campbell didn’t have any shorts in the right size. We shopped The Children’s Place for […]

Sesame Street Live: Elmo Makes Music

Disclosure: I received complimentary tickets to Sesame Street Live. All opinions are my own.  Sesame Street Live was only in Rosemont last weekend, but will be in Merrillville, Indiana, May 8-12 and in Joliet May 14-15.  Website: Sesame Street Live Location: Rosemont Theater (temporarily the Akoo Theater), 5400 North River Road, Rosemont Phone: 847-671-5100 Show times: This show was only […]

Mohawk “License To Spill” Tour

I am a member of the Collective Bias®  Social Fabric® Community. This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias®  and Mohawk Flooring. All opinions are my own. #cbias #SocialFabric #licensetospill My family and I were invited to the Long Grove Chocolate Fest this past weekend to check out […]

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