Category Archives: Family

Chicago’s Best Hot Diggety Dog Drive-in: Superdawg

There are hundreds of places in the city to catch an awesome Chicago-style hotdog – from the self-proclaimed “encased meats emporium” Hot Dougs to the sometimes lewd and usually crude Wiener Circle. So just where does a local family go to … Continue reading

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Chicago’s Top 3 Breakfast Spots (According to My Almost Three and Eleven-Year-Old Kids)

Nothing beats breakfast in Chicago on a Saturday morning. After a busy work week, the last thing I want to do is man the griddle early on a weekend. You’ll usually find my kids begging and me giving in (very … Continue reading

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Top Seven Chicago Must-dos with Teens or Tweens

Heading into town with your favorite teen or tween? Here are seven must-dos for your Windy City bucket list:

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7 Tips for a Fun (and Affordable!) Visit to Chicago’s Navy Pier

Chicago’s Navy Pier is a kid’s dream destination: The Ferris Wheel! Cirque Shanghai! The IMAX Theater! The Children’s Museum! The roasted nut cart! The funhouse! The churros! That said, visits to Navy Pier tend to empty every parent’s pockets. So, … Continue reading

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Going to the Chicago Air and Water Show?

Air is invisible. Water is tasteless. In a world of iPhones, “Fifty Shades of Grey,” and ABC’s Bachelor Pad – how does this seemingly dull combination put on a show worth seeing? Easy. Jets!

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Certain as the Sun: ‘Beauty and the Beast’ at Chicago Shakespeare on Navy Pier is a Belle of a Good Time

The cast of ChiShakes’ “Beauty and the Beast.” It’s clear, based on yesterday’s sold-out performance of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, that Chicago Shakespeare Theatre has a hit. From the moment Belle (the charming Emily Rohm) comes strolling down the … Continue reading

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Top 3 Family-Friendly Chicago Beaches

We’ll be spending a lot of time on big, beautiful Lake Michigan this summer. My kids must be part fish: the are oblivious to the chilly water (it does warm up in July) and could spend hours jumping into the … Continue reading

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