Archives for April 2014

Netflix Goes Retro #TBT {with Giveaway!}

It’s almost Thursday and you know what that means: “Throwback Thursday”. Your Facebook or Instagram feed will likely be filled with some great/embarrassing photos of friends and family members from the “olden” days. In honor of #TBT I’m gonna share some old photos. First, one of me as a toddler: And this one is a […]

Touch A Truck Event on Sunday Benefits Kohl Children’s Museum

The Women’s Board of Kohl Children’s Museum will present its ninth annual “Touch a Truck” event on Sunday, May 4, 2014 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. This family favorite allows car-crazed kids to leave their toy trucks at home and jump safely into the front seat of the real deal. “Touch a Truck” is […]

Moxie Jean – Upscale Resale for Kids

I love a good bargain, especially on children’s clothing. It seems like they outgrow it so fast and even with three boys and tons of hand-me-downs it seems like there are always clothes getting ripped or stained that need to be replaced. I shop sales when I can, and I love to shop at thrift […]

Danger on the Playground

This article originally appeared on Mommy Nearest. Download the free Mommy Nearest app to find family-friendly resources in your area and to read articles written by me and other “Expert Moms”.  The weather is finally starting to warm up a little bit and after the winter we’ve experienced this year I expect to find mobs […]

Easter Basket Fillers from Amazon Prime

Every year I start thinking about Easter early and I’m determined I will be ready early. Not so. Again. I have limited time without kids and I rarely want to spend that time shopping for them so I try to shop when the older two are in school. That’s 6 hours a week and during […]

Blue Man Group – Spring Break Specials

Blue Man Group website Location: Briar Street Theater, 3133 North Halsted, Chicago Phone: 773-348-4000 Dates: See a full list of dates and times at Ticketmaster. Additional shows have been added through the month of April for spring break. April Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday 18 p.m. 22, 5, 8 p.m. 32, 5,  8 […]

JORD Wooden Watches – Review & Giveaway

Every once in a while I get offers to try out new products. I try to choose really useful or unique products that I think other parents will be interested in reading about, and Jord wooden watches fit both of those categories. (Pictured above from left to right are watches from the Fieldcrest, the Sully, and […]

In Theaters Now – Muppets Most Wanted (with Free Printables)

Muppets Most Wanted is now in theaters! Disney’s “Muppets Most Wanted” takes the entire Muppets gang on a global tour, selling out grand theaters in some of Europe’s most exciting destinations, including Berlin, Madrid and London. But mayhem follows the Muppets overseas, as they find themselves unwittingly entangled in an international crime caper headed by […]

Chicago Area Easter Egg Hunts – 2014

Easter is approaching so hopefully the weather will start to cooperate in time for Easter egg hunts in the Chicago area. Many of the hunts and events listed below require pre-registration so be sure to plan ahead. It’s always a good idea to bring a bag or basket to collect eggs and a camera to […]

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