Archives for September 2013

Harvest Fest at Santa’s Village AZoosment Park 2013

It’s the season for fall festivals and Santa’s Village AZoosment Park’s Harvest Fest opened today! Below is information about Harvest Fest. For more details see my full post about Santa’s Village AZoosment Park. Dates: Weekends and Columbus Day, September 28 through October 27, 2013 Hours: 11:00 am-6:00 pm most days. Open 10:00 am-2:00 pm Thursday […]

Fall Festival Returns to Donley’s Wild West Town

The Fall Festival at Donley’s Wild West Town kicks off on September 28 and runs through October 27. Fall Festival puts a spin on the average pumpkin patch, offering a variety of Halloween festivities including spooky train rides, entertaining attractions and a pumpkin painting contest. In addition to the regular rides and activities offered at […]

Museum Day Live! – Free Museum Admission September 28, 2013

The Smithsonian Museum in Washington, DC is free everyday, but on September 28, 2013 museums across the country will be honoring the Smithsonian by offering free admission. Museum Day Live! is an event hosted by the Smithsonian Museum every year and participating museums will be offering two free tickets per household. The tickets are valid […]

VTech Go! Go! Smart Wheels Airport Playset Review and Giveaway

    Now that Cooper’s in school all day Dexter and Campbell have lost their playmate. Both of them spent more time playing with Cooper than each other, so they’re starting to develop a better relationship now. Campbell’s too young for the things Dexter is usually playing with – LEGOs, playdough, etc – so I […]

Mud Masterpieces at the Kohl Children’s Museum – Giveaway!

I’m always looking for new and exciting things to do with the kids. Sure, we have our old favorites, but sometimes you want to try something new and interesting. is a great way to find events and activities near you that fit into your schedule. One of the events you can learn about right […]

Disney On Ice: 100 Years of Magic

Website: Disney On Ice Location: United Center, 1901 W. Madison Street, Chicago The United Center can be reached by public transportation by taking the Orange, Green, Purple, or Brown line to Madison, and then taking the 20 bus west. Phone: United Center – 312-455-4500 Ticketmaster – 800-745-3000 Dates and hours: Wednesday, September 11, 2013 – Sunday, September […]

Sweet Home Chicago #LoveThisCity #MC

  I was born and raised in Chicago. I grew up with a “fronchroom”, and chased friends through gangways and alleys, and I know you’re not supposed to order a hot dog with ketchup (but I do it anyway because that’s how I like them). I #LoveThisCity because it’s my home, but it’s so much […]

Mother’s & More of McHenry Kidstuff Resale Event – September 14, 2013

The McHenry County chapter of Mothers & More is holding it’s semi-annual Kidstuff Resale this Saturday. Details on the sale are below. Date: Saturday, September 14, 2013 Time: 8:00 am – Noon Where: St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, 1023 McHenry Avenue, Crystal Lake Cost: $1 admission or a non-perishable food item to be donated […]

Walmart Family Mobile: Best Wireless to Keep Me Connected

Back to school time! For me this means it’s time to find the best wireless plan to keep me connected with my kids and family. #Cbias gave me an opportunity to try out WalMart Family Mobile. When Cooper was born I left my job to be a stay-at-home mom, and I’m with my kids constantly. […]

Disney On Ice Invites Chicago-Area Fans to Help Feed Hungry Neighbors

I received information about this event and wanted to share: In support of this year’s National Day of Service and Remembrance, Disney On Ice is inviting Chicago-area fans to help feed their hungry neighbors with donations to the city’s Marillac Food Pantry. Disney On Ice stars will be accepting non-perishable food donations from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, […]

New Autism Family Center Serves Chicago’s North Shore

In my previous life (before kids), I was a lawyer and I worked representing abused, neglected, and dependent children. Most of my job was ensure that my clients received all the services they needed, and since a lot of my clients had special needs there were a lot of services to be coordinated – physical, […]

Goldfish Swim School Grand Openings

Goldfish Swim School, which offers swim lessons for children as young as 4 months, just opened two new locations in the Chicago area and to celebrate they’re having two Grand Opening Events: Goldfish Swim School St. Charles Grand Opening Event When: Saturday, September 7, 2013 from 2:30–6:30 p.m. Where: 3455 Legacy Blvd. St. Charles, IL […]

Pleygo – LEGO Rental Subscription Service

  I’m really excited about this. My boys (I’m including John) LOVE LEGOs. We have a bajillion sets, but you can never have enough LEGOs. We’re getting an opportunity to try out Pleygo and I know they’ll be thrilled. And I can’t wait to post later to tell you about our experience. Wondering what Pleygo […]

The Children’s Place: The Place for Back to School

I’m one of those nerdy people who gets all excited about back-to-school shopping. I love the displays of notebooks waiting to be filled, pens & markers full of fresh ink, and cute backpacks and lunch bags. And school clothes! As much as I love summer, the displays of jeans and long pants and bulky fall […]

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