Archives for January 2014

Surviving Snow Days – 101 Things to Do With Kids

The Polar Vortex is back here in Chicagoland and, once again, school is cancelled for two days and we’re stuck in the house. Between blizzards, bad road conditions, illness, and severe cold we’ve spent a lot more time inside than I would like, but I came up with this list of things to do when […]

Disney On Ice: Let’s Celebrate

** Note: Disney On Ice: Let’s Celebrate is at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont January 22 through 26, and at the United Center in Chicago January 29 through February 9. I’ve included information about both venues, but my experience and observations are based on the show at the Allstate Arena. Location: Allstate Arena, 6920 North Mannheim […]

Monster Jam Roars Into Rosemont

Monster Jam will be at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont Friday, February 7 through Sunday, February 9, 2014 . Approximately 12 feet tall and about 12 feet wide, monster trucks are custom-designed machines that sit atop 66-inch-tall tires and weigh a minimum of 10,000 pounds. Built for short, high-powered bursts of speed, monster trucks generate […]

Art & Science Birthday Party at Mixin Mingle: Part 2

Did you miss Part 1? Click here for Art & Science Birthday Party at Mixin Mingle: Part 1 to learn about our venue and how we set the scene! Food We scheduled our party after noon, but we still wanted to have lunch food. We decided to go simple and ordered some sandwich trays, plus […]

I’m a Mommy Nearest “Expert Mom”!

I’m really excited to announce that I’ve been chosen to be an “Expert Mom” for Mommy Nearest! Mommy Nearest is a mobile app that gives parents access to child-related resources in and around Chicago. I’m really excited about Mommy Nearest because it helps parents in the same way I hope my blog does – by […]

Art & Science Birthday Party at Mixin Mingle: Part 1

Cooper and Dexter have birthdays two days apart so we do a joint party every year. The boys didn’t have a theme in mind this year so I suggested an Art and Science party and they loved the idea. I was really proud of how great the party turned out and we all had a […]

Disney On Ice: Let’s Celebrate – Promotional Code

It’s one colossal party on ice, with all your favorite Disney friends! Join Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse as they celebrate a Very Merry Unbirthday Party with Alice and the Mad Hatter; Mardi Gras with Princess Tiana and Prince Naveen; a Royal Valentine’s Day Ball with the Disney Princesses; a Hawaiian luau with Lilo & […]

Language Stars Offering Free Class Weeks

Language Stars is offering Free Class Weeks at all 15 of their centers from January 6 through January 18, 2014. Parents can take their children to one free class during this time period and receive a $10 iTunes gift card for attending. If a new family enrolls during the Free Class Weeks they’ll receive $100 […]

Making Life Easier: Walgreens Medication Refills #WalgreensRX

One of my goals in 2014 is to be a bit more frugal with my time. I’d like to spend more time with my kids and having fun and less time running errands. Thankfully, Walgreens helps out by making medication refills are easy. Walgreens offers lots of convenient ways to manage prescriptions. Auto Refill (Automatic […]

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