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Fun For The Road – Car Games For Your Next Road Trip

Going on a road trip this summer? Entertain yourself and the kids with these fun car games along the way.

05/14/2012

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Road Trip Rules – Prep For A Safe And Fun Road Trip

Planning a road trip this summer? Here are some helpful tips to get your family there happy and in one piece.

05/14/2012

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The History Of Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is all about breakfast in bed, handmade gifts and fresh flowers. But how did this holiday get its start?

05/02/2012

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Go Green As You Spring Clean – 10 Steps To A Clean, Ecofriendly Home

Spring means spring housecleaning. Here are 10 steps to a clean and ecofriendly home. Mother Nature would be proud.

04/09/2012

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Top Seven Kid-Friendy Stores On Michigan Avenue

Chicago’s North Michigan Avenue is the place to shop ‘til you drop. From high-end boutiques to funky fashion hotspots, there’s a shop to satisfy everyone. Even kids will find a shop or two that meets their wildest shopping dreams. Here are my top seven picks for fun and kid-friendly shops on the Magnificent Mile.

03/30/2012

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Best Family Friendly Easter Brunches in Chicago

Easter calls for a festive brunch complete with colorful eggs and all the sweet treats of the season. Brunch options abound in Chicago, but here are my suggestions for unique brunch offerings this upcoming Easter.

03/23/2012

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Making a Scene: The Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum

Nestled in the expanse of green that is our beloved Lincoln Park, the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum strives to create a connection between people and nature. Geared towards families, this hands-on museum offers a wide range of fun, interactive exhibits and educational programming for children and adults of all ages. This is one of our family’s favorite museums – there is always something to delight both my kids, ages 2 and 10.

03/10/2012

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Guide To The Adler Planetarium

The Adler Planetarium, the first ever planetarium built in the U.S., has been wowing visitors with its unique take on space science education since 1930. Located on Chicago’s Northerly Island, it’s part of the Museum Campus together with the Shedd Aquarium and the Field Museum of Natural History. From the Big Bang to the stars over Chicago, the Adler will take you on a trip beyond our galaxy without having to don a cumbersome space suit…

02/25/2012

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A Chocolaty Tour Of Chicago

Set out on a Valentine’s Day themed tour de chocolat in Chicago! Just don’t get a tummy ache…

02/11/2012

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Escape To The Tropics In Chicago

You don’t have to feel stuck in the cold city this winter. Visit the tropics without having to catch a flight. These four Chicago spots are the perfect tropical pick-me-ups: uninterrupted, stress-free family time with a side order of sliders, palm trees and butterflies.

02/04/2012

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Top Five Don’t Miss Holiday Experiences

Every year, there’s a host of holiday events vying for your attention. Which ones can you NOT miss?

12/09/2011

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Christmas Around The World In Chicago

You don’t have to stray far from home to travel around the world this Christmas. Take a trip around the globe right here via the vibrant and diverse museums and neighborhoods of Chicago.

12/03/2011

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Lincoln Park Conservatory: Winter Flower And Train Show

The Lincoln Park Conservatory is the perfect place to escape from the winter weather. Take off your coat, hat, mittens and scarf and soak up the sunshine as it passes through the glass-paned rooftop of this botanical garden and conservatory. Give your dry nasal passages a break and breathe in the tropical moisture that emanates from the lush foliage. It’s a tropical vacation in the city.

11/25/2011

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Best Of Thanksgiving Weekend In Chicago

Thanksgiving weekend in Chicago has more to offer than turkey and fixings. Just say no to the craziness that is Black Friday shopping and try something new this long weekend. Usher in the holiday season by taking part in these fun and festive Thanksgiving happenings.

11/19/2011

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Guide To An Affordable Navy Pier Visit

Moms and Dads know Navy Pier’s a fabulous way to spend the day, but they also know that Navy Pier tends to empty your wallet. Here are some tips for a fun, affordable day at Navy Pier.

11/05/2011

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Top 7 Places To Take Your Friends In Town

Having visitors in town gives us Chicagoans a chance to see our beloved city with new eyes. When was the last time you marveled at the Sears – ahem – Willis Tower? When did you last catch some live Chicago Blues? Show off the best of Chicago and have a blast seeing things from a visitor’s perspective.

10/22/2011

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Guide To Apple Picking Around Chicago

It’s that time of year… apple picking! Taste the season by stopping at one of the plentiful area orchards for a pick-your-own adventure. Just imagine all the pies and dumplings you can make with your sweet haul!


09/24/2011

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Oktoberfest In Chicago: Exploring Lincoln Square

Nothing says October better than a brat and a beer on an Indian summer day. Spend an autumn afternoon exploring the historically German-American neighborhood of Lincoln Square and celebrate Oktoberfest with music, kids’ activities (Kinderfest), and, of course, homemade brats and kegs of beer.

09/17/2011