CPS 2016-2017 School Year Registration Begins Tomorrow!

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Don’t forget!!  Registration begins tomorrow and runs through December 11th.

If this is your first time enrolling you must request a PIN beginning tomorrow, Thursday, 10/1/15.

Go to the CPS website and follow the instructions: CPS 2016-2017 Registration

If you are applying to schools outside of your neighborhood, remember to apply early!

Also, if you are going for the tuition based preschool program it is wise to go into the school TOMORROW!  These programs tend to fill up the first day, possibly in the first hours of registration.  In my neighborhood school they said the admissions office will be packed the day of, so come early and come prepared with checkbook in hand!

Good luck!!

Enjoy Chicago,

Juliana

The Yeager Team: A Chicago Real Estate Family

We Live Here, We Work Here, We Are Raising Our Kids Here!
Residential Real Estate Sales | http://www.atproperties.com/agents/julianayeager | http://www.theyeagerteam.com

Chicago’s Plastic Bag Ban

In case you haven’t heard yet, the plastic bag ban goes into effect this Saturday.  This will only effect stores with at least 10,000 square feet…so if your faves are Target and Jewel, they will be effected.  I don’t know about you, but I never liked the thousand of plastic bags I would get from shopping at Jewel, so I would often ask for a paper bag (sans handles) just so I would leave with less bulk.  We have enough to carry with all our kids gear, so I certainly welcome this change.

If you are like me, I love to purchase reusable bags, but I always leave them in the house or even in the car!  We will all have to make a conscious effort to remember to bring our reusable bags into the store, or be forced to purchase a new one at the checkout counter.

Video: Chicago’s Plastic Bag Ban {courtesy of CBS news}

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Now, if ‘they’ could only invent a biodegradable disposable diaper…

Enjoy Chicago,

Juliana

The Yeager Team: A Chicago Real Estate Family

We Live Here, We Work Here, We Are Raising Our Kids Here!

Residential Real Estate Sales | http://www.atproperties.com/agents/julianayeager | http://www.theyeagerteam.com

Spring has Sprung: Time to Cheer on the Cubs with your Kids!

We love taking our kids to Cubs games!  The ambiance, the hot dogs, the people watching!  Just look at the stadium map to ensure you have some sun coverage for those hot summer days…or you can just buy them hats and goodies to keep them occupied as needed like we did.  

When buying your tickets, opt for a kid friendly Sunday game!  They offer the kids door goodies and, my favorite, the kids get to run the bases after an afternoon game! 

 

Here are the details:

Content from http://www.cubs.mlb.com

Cubs Kids Sundays

Every Sunday afternoon home game celebrates the Cubs’ youngest fans. With kid-friendly giveaways distributed at the gates to the first 5,000 kids ages 13 and under from May 31 to August 23 and Kids Run the Bases following every afternoon game valid for the first 1,000 kids (with a wristband provided at entry), Sunday gamedays are sure to please the whole family.

Come out to Kids Sundays this season to cheer on the Cubs in 2015!

*The first 1,000 kids 13 and younger run the bases after every Sunday day game, weather permitting.


Enjoy Chicago,

Juliana

The Yeager Team: A Chicago Real Estate Family

We Live Here, We Work Here, We Are Raising Our Kids Here!

Residential Real Estate Sales | http://www.atproperties.com/agents/julianayeager | http://www.theyeagerteam.com

 

Nailed it: Chicago is an awesome place to raise kids!

Thanks TimeOut Chicago…this pretty much nails it! 

25 Reasons To Raise Kids In Chicago



Enjoy Chicago,

Juliana

The Yeager Team: A Chicago Real Estate Family

We Live Here, We Work Here, We Are Raising Our Kids Here!

Residential Real Estate Sales | http://www.atproperties.com/agents/julianayeager | http://www.theyeagerteam.com

#instacart – Personal Grocery Shopping Service Delivered to your doorstep

On blustery winter days like today it is simply a pain to bundle up the kids and go anywhere outside of the house.  However what do you do when you have zero fruit or anything remotely edible for dinner.

One of my clients recently posted on Facebook ‘thank goodness for instacart’…As I was about to ‘like’ her post I realized I had no idea what she was talking about.  When we met at her new home closing the next day she told me about this wonderful ‘app’ that has saved her life!  She is a new mom with a baby and as we all know babies have unpredictable schedules and sometimes you just can’t leave the house even when you need to run errands.

She explained to me that for a nominal fee a personal shopper would go to your favorite grocery store, pick out all of your food with your specifications (i.e.; green banana’s vs. yellow) and then deliver them to your home within a few hours.  Shopping while your kids nap?…I was SOLD and had to try it immediately.  This incredible app is called Instacart (you can also order via their website http://www.instacart.com).  It isn’t available in all locations yet, but it is available in our city (woo hoo).instacart2

I downloaded the simple app, selected my choice grocery store (Mariano’s) and started shopping.  One thing I noticed was that I could really stick to my grocery list and not be suede by temptations, which ends up saving me money.  One negative I found so far is that the app doesn’t show when my selected items are on sale, and I don’t believe they credit you if they are (meaning they don’t use a Mariano’s value card during checkout to get discounts).  This may prompt me to shop at a store that doesn’t have a preferred card and gives a discount automatically, like Jewel.  This theory is yet to be tried and tested.
There is a $10 order minimum and shipping is free on your first order.  Thereafter the shipping runs about $5.99 on the high-end.  Tipping is also available right online so you never have to exchange money with your personal shopper/delivery person – think Uber.

My 1st experience was great!  My personal shopper was super nice and even called me from the store when something I ordered wasn’t available and he gave an alternative which I accepted.  I placed the order around 1:30pm and the food arrived at my door by 4:00pm – now that was fast!  It probably would’ve taken me longer to get the kids schedules coordinated, bundled and out the door.  In this case, I wasn’t even home when ordering and it was ready for my nanny to receive!  So awesome!  You do have a choice if you want to be home to receive the delivery, you can opt for within the hour to next day delivery.

They even emailed me today stating that if I order again they would offer free shipping!  I love it when companies send me deals.  This is one app I will be a shopping at again and again.

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Enjoy Chicago,

Juliana

The Yeager Team: A Chicago Real Estate Family

We Live Here, We Work Here, We Are Raising Our Kids Here!
Residential Real Estate Sales | http://www.atproperties.com/agents/julianayeager | http://www.theyeagerteam.com

Applications for the CPS 2015-2016 school year due tomorrow!

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Don’t delay, apps are due tomorrow! For specific details and very useful information visit the Chicago School GPS website. Or you can click the link below for quick access.

Good luck everyone!!

Chicago School GPS CPS 2015-2016 application

Enjoy Chicago,

Juliana

The Yeager Team: A Chicago Real Estate Family

We Live Here, We Work Here, We Are Raising Our Kids Here!
Residential Real Estate Sales | http://www.atproperties.com/agents/julianayeager | http://www.theyeagerteam.com

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