You’ve been there: the “best party ever.” There are games, music, characters, and an entertainer taking pictures and playing with your children. But now, it’s your turn to plan the birthday party for your child and you want the same or better experience. Before you jump to hire the first company you find in your Facebook’s mommy group, it’s important to consider who — and what — you’re dealing with. As the president of a kids’ entertainment company, I can shed some light on the subject.
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The spring real estate market has sprung in Chicago! If you are considering buying a new home, selling your existing home, or simply have real estate questions, please contact Yvonne S. Brower, Attorney at Law.
Yvonne is a Chicago-based attorney specializing in real estate transactions and commercial litigation. As a mother herself, Yvonne understands the demanding schedules of being a parent. She is readily available to speak or...Posted on April 02, 2019 at 7:00 AM
With 250 million tons of American waste going into landfill annually and 1.3 billion tons of food wasted worldwide each year, it’s important we teach our children the importance of being green. But how do you start a dialogue? Kids love to solve problems and take positive action, so how about engaging your little superhero’s special powers? Who could resist zooming to the rescue to save the planet?
As the saying goes, knowledge is power. Helping your little heroes u...
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Alcove M.D.P. is Wicker Park’s newest luxury condominium and townhome development. Perfect for newlyweds and young families. Large condominiums with living spaces and bedrooms on a single floor make babyproofing easy. Thoughtful floor plans with high-end finish packages that you can customize. Professionally landscaped courtyard for outdoor fun with kids. Tucked away, but steps from Chicago’s best restaurants along Milwaukee Avenue and Divisi...Posted on March 26, 2019 at 7:00 AM
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Organize and declutter your kid's artwork, awards, report cards, letters and more by letting Kidsolidate turn your stacks of creations into custom magazines and hardcover books.
Kidsolidate does all of the work for you. We digitize, layout and provide beautifully printed magazines and hardcover books. The process is easy. You will receive a postage paid envelope for sending your creations. Kidsolidate then scans and processes your creations and prints...Posted on March 19, 2019 at 7:00 AM
During my daughter’s bedtime reading, we’re exploring all the extraordinary women in history. Though we love learning about women all over the world, it began to pique my interest to see what kind of gems Chicago has produced. Fortunately, I found and rediscovered many reasons to be proud to be a Chicagoan.
Here are just a few notable Chicago women who have broke ground and a few ceilings.
Throughout Chicago’s rich history, women have played pivotal roles in bringing forth real and...Posted on March 18, 2019 at 3:20 PM
For Chicago parents who have applied for Chicago Public School (CPS) seats at Open Enrollment, Magnet, Magnet Cluster and Selective Enrollment Elementary Schools for the 2019-2020 school year, the countdown is underway for the CPS notification date. Let the nail-biting begin!
Notification letters for preK–eighth grade will be released on April 22. An email and a robocall will be sent to the contact information on the student’s online application file with directions on how to access th...Posted on March 18, 2019 at 12:06 AM
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Lily Pad Nursery + Preschool is excited to announce the opening of two additional classrooms in an effort to welcome more families to the Lily Pad community.
In response to overwhelming demand, we are opening a new Little Ducky Pond (ages 6 weeks - 15 months) and Tadpole Lake (ages 15 - 23 months) in the coming weeks.
At Lily Pad Nursery + Preschool, we are Montessori-inspired and developmentally focused. Surrounding children...Posted on March 12, 2019 at 7:00 AM
Is your child starting kindergarten next year? Consider taking a proactive approach to ensuring he or she is ready to arrive at kindergarten and learn.
Evidence increasingly suggests that the areas most critical to young children’s long-term educational success are approaches to learning and self-regulation, language and literacy, math, and social and emotional development. While early childhood education is instrumental in supporting a child’s learning and development, family engageme...Posted on March 11, 2019 at 5:00 PM
Whooping cough (pertussis) is spreading in some of Chicago's North Side neighborhoods. We want to make sure everyone follows some basic tips to help ensure the health and safety of the community.
What is whooping cough?
Pertussis, also known as whooping cough, is a highly contagious respiratory disease. It is caused by the bacteria Bordetella pertussis.
Pertussis is known for uncontrollable, violent coughing which often makes it hard to breathe.
After cough fits, someone with...Posted on March 07, 2019 at 3:43 PM