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The Art Institute of Chicago: Family Selfies Encouraged

August 15, 2015 – 8:57 am
Art Institute of Chicago: Credit Adam Alexander Photography

The Art Institute of Chicago (AIC) wants families to have fun in their halls. That means you don’t have to whisper, and you certainly don’t have to walk in a straight line to see the …

Saving Money in Chicago

November 13, 2011 – 8:48 pm
LEGOLAND Test Center

To live in the Midwest and have never experienced the culture, food, architecture, diversity, and entertainment that is Chicago is a sad thing indeed. For many of us quite comfortable in the regional cost of …

Family Dining in Chicago Southland

July 26, 2011 – 9:22 am
The Patio Restaurant

The Road Trips “Feed Me” mantra, is simple, but not always easy to accomplish. On our family travels, we look for the extension of “dinner at home” where ever we roam. In the ongoing search …

Family-Friendly Tour Companies in Chicago

April 27, 2011 – 7:00 pm

To understand Chicago, you must meet the people who work there, live there, and call it home. With options for walking, public transit, and private transportation, here are three of our favorite Chicago-based tour companies.

Mother-Daughter Getaway — American Girl Style

February 22, 2010 – 7:53 am
american girl cafe

Whether you agree or disagree with the obsession, you can’t fight it. At some point your daughter will want to take a pilgrimage to one of the American Girl Stores. And, since even the reality TV celebs are pinching their pennies, you’ll want to make the trip as cost effective as possible, but also really enjoy every minute.