Ring in 2015 Before Bedtime with Netflix and King Julien #StreamTeam

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You already have the party hats, noisemakers and 2015 glasses, but it just got even easier to ring in the New Year, jungle-style. Now on Netflix, King Julien is hosting his very own kid-sized countdown special that you and your family can use to celebrate, no matter the time of day. And if your New Year's Eve countdown is closer to 7 p.m. than midnight, … [Read more...]

Calvin, Look Out!: A Bookworm Birdie Gets Glasses

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Everybody's favorite bookworm birdie is back—and something's wrong! When Calvin reads the word “wagons,“ he sees “dragons” instead, and he's tripping over the library chairs. Calvin needs glasses! When his family checks out the new specs, though, they just tease him. Poor Calvin. But when he gets lost and trapped in the forest, it's Calvin's glasses (and … [Read more...]

Growing Up

It is hard to believe that Madison is 9 years old now. In the last year, she has grown up more than all the other years combined. I swear that this year the hormones have already kicked in. We already have the teenage mood swings. She's already started to wear some Ladieswear. The kids feet are bigger than mine too! She thinks that is the coolest thing … [Read more...]

#SeeMoreSights In Chicago At The Taste Of Chicago

I still consider myself a tourist here in Chicago. Having moved here 2000, we don't spend hardly anytime downtown (my husband hates driving there!), so I have seen very little. That's why I jumped at the chance to get to go to the Taste Of Chicago, get the kids vision checked, and enjoy downtown for the day. Granted, I didn't plan on the almost 100 degrees … [Read more...]