Archives for July 2013

Quaker Fuels My Family

Disclosure: I’m excited to be writing this sponsored post on behalf of Quaker.  I have 3 little boys so I’m sure you can imagine how crazy our house is sometimes. My little boys are pretty physically active and I like to encourage that. We go on outings and try to stay active as a family. […]

Tummy Stuffers Review

Dexter is three and for the past year or so he’s been obsessed with packing bags. He loves storing stuff in backpacks, tote bags, pockets, buckets, hats… pretty much anything he can get his hands on. He carries the bag (or other vessel) around and pretends to be traveling. He also loves stuffed animals. His […]

Seat Pets Review

We spend a lot of time in the car. A lot. So I was excited about testing out Seat Pets, a stuffed animal designed to strap to your car seat belt so your child can cuddle with them and even use them as a pillow while traveling. SeatPets come in Lovebug the Lady Bug, Bentley […]

Chicago Bears Training Camp Starts This Week

Today is the first day of Bears training camp at Olivet Nazarene University in Bourbonnais. Training camp runs through Wednesday, August 14, and is open to the public most days. Concessions are available for purchase. Below is a schedule for 2013 training camp. For more details, visit the Chicago Bears website.  Where: Olivet Nazarene University […]

Chicago Cubs Kid’s Club Contest

  Nothing says Summer quite like baseball! The Chicago Cubs want to offer a lucky Toddling Around Chicagoland reader a free membership to the Cubs Kids Club! The Cubs Kid’s Club, presented by ComEd, is a great way to get kids involved in the game and Wrigley Field by providing club membership benefits. These benefits […]

Donley’s Wild West Town

Website: Donley’s Wild West Town Location: 8512 South Union Road, Union Phone: 815-923-9000 Hours: Open daily 10:00 am-6:00 pm Admission: $16 per person, children 2 & under free. Print out coupons on their site for $1 off admission (good for up to 6 admissions) and free grandparent admission (good on Mondays & Tuesdays only). Each child […]

L.L. Bean’s “Outdoor Discovery Tour” Coming to Navy Pier

L.L. Bean is bringing the Bootmobile, a 13-foot tall Bean Boot, to Navy Pier this weekend as part of their Outdoor Discovery Tour, which tries to encourage families to spend more time outdoors and give them an opportunity to try a new activity. L.L. Bean and the National Park Foundation conducted a survey and found […]

Urban Adventure Quest Discount

  Disclosure: I am receiving a complimentary scavenger hunt for my family in exchange for posting this.  I’m so excited about this! I’ve been very curious about Urban Scavenger Hunt and I’m excited to try it out. Experience the fun of an Urban Scavenger Hunt in downtown Chicago. This Smart Phone guided adventure lets you […]

Sprout Organic Foods Review & Giveaway

It’s difficult finding quick, portable, and healthy snacks for the kids, but we found some great new snacks. Sprout Organic Foods now offers toddler snacks – Fruity Yogurt Bites and Fruit & Veggie Crispy Chews. From the Sprout Organic Food website: Naturally sweet and wholesome, Sprout recipes are made with certified organic ingredients and contain […]

Cirque Shanghai: Dragon’s Thunder

Website: Cirque Shanghai: Dragon’s Thunder Location: Pepsi Skyline Stage at Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand Ave, Chicago Phone: 800-745-3000 (to purchase tickets) Hours: The show runs May 22 – September 2. Sunday 2:00pm, 4:00pm Wednesday 2:00pm, 6:00pm, 8:00pm Thursday 2:00pm, 8:00pm Friday 2:00pm, 7:00pm, 9:00pm Saturday 2:00pm, 6:00pm, 8:00pm Additional shows: Tuesday, July 4 at 2 pm, 6 pm […]

Keeping Cool With Red Mango Frozen Yogurt Smoothies

The kids wanted candy after dinner tonight, but instead I told them we’d head out for a special treat – smoothies from Red Mango! Red Mango is now offering a huge selection of frozen yogurt smoothies. Not only are they a treat, but they are healthier than candy or many of the other treats we often […]

Bertie’s Birthday Bash at Legoland Discovery Center

Join LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Chicago for a Birthday Celebration for Bertie! LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Chicago is throwing a Birthday Bash on July 5 for Bertie, the Center’s life-sized minifigure mascot, and you’re invited! In honor of Bertie turning 5, admission for LEGO lovers 5-years-of-age will be $5. Party-goers can also enjoy games, prizes and cake! Other […]

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