Caitlin Murray Giles

Best Free Storytimes In Chicago

Best Free Storytimes In Chicago

If you are going to survive in the snow and frigid temps in the coming days, you need plenty of ideas for entertaining the little people in your life. One of my favorite things to do with my kids is take advantage of one of many free storytimes in Chicago.


Chicago Children's Museum

An Insider’s Guide To The Chicago Children’s Museum

The Chicago Children’s Museum (CCM) is a fabulous resource for Chicago families. This popular spot offers hands-on learning and family fun for kids of various ages. Here is what you need to know before you take your kiddos for a visit.


Best Kids Birthday Parties

Petite Party People: Best Kid’s Birthday Party Venues

There are probably a million different places to have your kid’s birthday party in the Chicago area — everything from the basic backyard bash to completely over-the-top blow-outs that end up costing you a few months worth of mortgage payments.



Can’t Rain on This Parade: 5 Rainy Day Activities for Families

Rainy Chicago days can be a real bummer — especially when you are trapped at home with restless kiddos. Of course, you may be tempted to stay warm and dry in your house until the unsavory weather passes. Don’t do it.


Ice Skating Rinks

Get Your Skate On: Chicago’s Best Ice Skating Rinks

Whether you are as graceful as Michelle Kwan or a total disaster on skates, ice skating is a time-honored Chicago winter tradition. Plus, it is a ton of fun. Seriously, it is. Your kids will think so too.


Fab Family Food

Fab Family Food: Great Spots to Eat Out with Kids

Eating out with kids can be a fun experience for the whole family — or it can be a complete nightmare for everyone involved (and that includes the waitstaff and other restaurant patrons). The key is choosing the right spot for your dinner date.


5 Must Do Halloween Activities With Kids

5 Must Do Halloween Activities With Kids

Halloween isn’t just a day anymore. For kids, it is a month-long celebration. Local Halloween events and activities are already well underway. Yes, that means you need to have the Halloween costumes finalized soon! Grab […]


Best Indoor Play Spots In Chicago

Best Indoor Play Spots in Chicago

Baby, it’s cold outside. Well, not quite yet – but it will be soon. In just a few short weeks, your favorite playgrounds and parks might be covered in snow. The daily highs are going […]