End Of September Chicago Activities!

Need some plans for this weekend? September is coming to an end with October just around the corner. Here are some things happening in Chicago to give a farewell to September. September 23rd – September 25th 312 Block Party When: Friday, September 23rd. | 5PM | – Saturday, September 24th. | 4PM | Where: Goose…

Kid Friendly Chicago Adventures | Family Fun!

It’s summer and the kids are out of school. Looking for a way to keep them busy? Chicago has so many options when it comes to kid friendly adventures that the whole family can enjoy. If you are looking for some ideas, just keep reading! Garden Adventures Chicago Botanic Garden in Glencoe contains 27 gardens…

8 Things to do this winter in Chicago

Chilly temperatures might mean there is less to do outside, but it doesn’t mean the season is totally void of action. In fact, there are many fun activities to take on during the winter months. In this roundup, we’re sharing 8 things you can do while staying warm indoors: Take a Class Whether you want…

Top 4 Pumpkin Patches Near Chicago

Can you believe it is already October? I do not know about you but once it is October the kids are begging to buy a pumpkin to carve! Two of our top 4 favorite pumpkin patches to visit are also our favorite apple orchards. If you did not have time in September to make it…

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…