Family Friendly Fall Festivals and Events in the City

Can you believe it is September? School is back in session, cooler temperatures are starting to arrive, and fall will be here in a couple of weeks. That means It is time to save the date for the top fall festivals and events going on throughout the city. Keep in mind that some events require prior registration! …

Local Chicago Happenings this week and the rest of this summer

There are still a bunch of fun things to do around Chicago this weekend and this coming week! Check out just a few things that are happening around town. Let us know which are your favorites. RETRO ON ROSCOE: Live music and great food all on the cutest street in Roscoe Village 2. TITAN WALLS:…

Family Fun August Bucket List

Can you believe summer is almost over?!?! Time seems to have flown by this summer. Adjusting to the new normal while trying to maintain summer fun for my family made me think I needed to create an end of summer bucket list. I wanted to have activities for my family to do together before school…

Best Sunscreen For Kids This Summer!

With the summer heat still in full effect I am always on the search for the best sunscreen for my family. There are so many options out in stores and online it can be overwhelming to just pick one or two. I narrowed down my favorites I tried this summer with my family to help…

Cabin Fever? According to Groundhog Punxsutawney Phil, Spring is around the corner…

Even though the famous groundhog didn’t see his shadow this February 2 we still need some fun things to do while we wait out the rest of the winter. I know that on cold days when I’m home with my son {and are tired of playing blocks} we both feel anxious to get outside and…

DEAL ALERT: 20% Off Playschool Classes!

Super Deal!  Pied Piper Playschool is offering 20% off their classes only for Raising Kids in Chicago Readers!  All you have to do is mention this blog when you are registering your child for a class and you get 20% off, it’s that simple!  Note: discount is only valid for the playschool, not parties. Pied…

Winter Activities For Kids in Chicago

Although it doesn’t feel like it today (Hello Indian Summer!), but winter is on the way and I’m already planning ahead for activities for my little tyke and wanted to share them with you. 1. Indoor Swimming:  Galter Life Center: Aquababies is an amazing program in Budlong Woods @ Foster & Francisco.  http://galterlifecenter.org/events-classes/aquababies I searched…

Fall With Kids in the City

Fall is around the corner and with that I need activities to keep my toddler from getting cabin fever.  I am one to always look for bargains and deals in order to stretch my dollar as far as it can go. First, your local Chicago Park district has many activities from early childhood and up.…