FREE family fun

It took my kids 5 minutes home from school today to start fighting and less than an hour to complain of boredom. Good thing we live in a world class city. Following are 10 ideas to keep your kids busy, which just might keep you sane. You'll also create memories to last a lifetime. And … Continue reading FREE family fun

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Soft pretzel shopping cure

Don't ever go to the mall on the Sunday before school starts no matter what your kids need for the new year. Not even if your kids will have to go to class barefoot. And not even if Rosh Hashanah starts the week after school begins. You know that Shabbos dress your daughter's been wearing … Continue reading Soft pretzel shopping cure

City’s 2nd best path is right under your nose

Bet you didn't know that arguably the best biking and running path--after the Lakefront--is right here in West Rogers Park. I once didn't, and I lived two blocks away. Or maybe you noticed bikers and runners heading under the Lincoln Avenue bridge while you were stopped at the light on Kedzie. But did you explore … Continue reading City’s 2nd best path is right under your nose

Pick your pumpkin…and your farm

Something about seeking a spectacular chol hamoed activity that also happens to be inexpensive and not too far away turns me into the kind of indecisive woman I despise. This Sukkos was no exception. I kid you not, I spent a full hour researching pumpkin farms. And I already had a list of farms in … Continue reading Pick your pumpkin…and your farm

FREE summer fun

As we gear up for a few weeks of freedom before camps start up, I'm reposting my summer fun ideas and adding a few more. For the sake of my sanity (and yours!) here is a list of some of our favorite summer activities. And since my summer fun budget is pretty small, you can … Continue reading FREE summer fun