The season's classic ballet is being reimagined by Alexei Kremnev’s in a limited engagement, Dec. 1 to 3, at Chicago’s historic Studebaker Theatre. Kremnev, former Founding Artistic Director of The Joffrey Academy and Joffrey Studio Company, sets his Nutcracker in 1920s America, accented by eye-popping colors, fast-paced action, and a refreshing dash of humor, accessible to audiences of all ages.
We are beyond excited that today is the day our Holiday Gift Guide for 2017 launches! This marks the 7th Holiday Gift Guide that we have put together. Over the last 7 years it has become a passion project for both of us. We spend countless hours curated the best gifts for everyone on your list. We want to make shopping during the holiday enjoyable, simple and fun!
Jennifer Weiner is one of my favorite authors of all time. Good in Bed, In Her Shoes, Little Earthquakes, the list of books that I started reading and couldn't put down goes on and on. Now Jennifer Weiner has a series for girls in middle grades (ages 8-12) that celebrates girl power and we couldn't be more excited! The second book in the series - Little Bigfoot, Big City - was just released. My older daughter read The Littlest Bigfoot in record time and has already made quite the dent in Little Bigfoot, Big City.
We recently learned about Family Volunteer Day and we were all so excited. Family Volunteer Day is a global day of service created to encourage families to volunteer together in support of their neighborhoods and communities -- not only on the day of the event, but also throughout the holiday season and every day during the year...
When is the BEST time to be a kid? Definitely the holidays. It's really our favorite time to be parents, too. You see, when you have a baby you get to experience everything in a different way. Watching your kid watch the world is magical. The magic is times a million during the holidays....
Here is the story of our Nest Camera. One summer night, a group of neighbors were sitting around my neighbor's pool talking about the regular suburban middle school mischief that had been happening in our neighborhood.Everyone was over the ding dong ditching that made the dog bark, that woke up the baby at night shenanigans. Then a neighbor's "Welcome Fall" sign was taken from their front porch and that was the last straw.
We live in the Chicago suburbs and about 30 minutes from Great America. If you live in the Chicago area you probably have heard of Fright Fest. My family loves going to Great America and we usually take one trip a summer to Six Flags Great America. We have never been to Fright Fest. My kids are 8 and 11 and have been asking to go to Fright Fest for awhile now. I have heard that Fright Fest after 6 p.m. is scary. I was always worried that we would get to Fright Fest and need to leave.