Summer 2014 To-Do List Update

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Thought I would offer a little update on our Summer 2014 To-Do list! We’ve been having a crazy busy super fun summer!! 1. Go to an aquarium. This may be the one item we don’t get to this summer. However, we may plan this for the fall. 2. Go to a movie. We are going […]

Family Friendly Activities in Chicago – August 2014

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All good things must come to an end, even warm weather. Those of us Chicagoans who make it through the winter we live for summer. Here to help, we’ve sifted through the warm-weather calendar to bring you these family friendly activities in Chicago and surrounding suburbs in August. Continue reading…

Family Friendly Activities in Chicago – July 2014

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We’re a month in, but there’s still plenty of family friendly activities to enjoy this summer in Chicago. There’s something for everyone to make the most of much-needed vacation days and warm weather. Continue reading…

Packing Tips for Traveling With Kids

We’re frantically getting ready to leave for our spring break getaway and it got me thinking about packing for vacationing as a family. With young children, packing well takes a little common sense and a dash of creativity. Packing lists will obviously change over time as your child grows and their needs and interests change. […]

Poll: What Are Your Spring Break Plans?

As parents, spring break is all about having the kids home from school. It’s the perfect time for a family vacation. When I hear “Spring break” it makes me think of college students partying. But Spring break has also become a popular vacation time for families who find it easier to get away for a few […]

Tips for Eating Out with Little Kids

When my daughter was a baby, we enjoyed eating out at restaurants every weekend. I just brought her along in the stroller and she slept or looked around contentedly. This went well for her first year. But then, as she got a little older, our restaurant outings weren’t so easy anymore. My sweet little baby […]

My Daughter Loves the My Dolphin Show App!

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of My Dolphin Show. My daughter LOVES to play games on her iPad, and generally I don’t mind her playing either.  There is nothing better than having a distraction when we travel, but it is sometimes difficult to find unique, fun games that don’t bore […]

Children’s Claritin KaBOOM! Playground Playdates

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We love getting together with friends, and what better way to meet up and have some fun than with a Playground Playdate!  And this playdate is in honor of Children’s Claritin teaming up with KaBOOM! to make a difference! Here’s how you can make a difference: Kids should have time to play – at home […]

The Best Education

We live in a small town, and though our small close-knit community affords us a lot of advantages we find the biggest disadvantage is how easy it is to fall in the trap of believing every town is like ours.  It is easy to stay put and never venture out to explore the world, and […]

Celebrity Inspired and Family Friendly Events for summer!

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I am pleased to announce a new contributor to the We Heart Mom blogging family!  Welcome Arianna!  Don’t forget to read her bio below, and if you want to read more from Arianna check out her blog at ariannaknowsbest.blogspot.com. Have you ever watched celebrities on TV only to shake your head in amazement? Private jets, […]

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