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Joffrey Ballet’s Nutcracker = Do Not Miss!

Mini Whipped and I were over-the-moon when we were offered a chance to review The Nutcracker at the Joffrey Ballet. We were invited to the opening night performance at 7 p.m. on a Friday. While putting her to bed a week before, I said to Mini Whipped, "I'm a little worried about you being really tir...
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A Year Without You

Part of a series called Dear Andy, written as letters to my late brother exploring the issues of loss and grief.  Dear Andy, What is...
See Luzia by Cirque du Soleil in Chicago! Read this Family Theatre Review to know why.

Review: Luzia, Cirque du Soleil in Chicago

Eight thumbs up from our family for Luzia by Cirque du Soleil. A Chicago theatre experience worth your time and ripe for the whole family. There are many things in my daily life that deplete my energy: global news, our political warfare, living in a big city, running a business, two young childre...
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Prepare for Make Music Chicago, June 21

Make Music Chicago is returning for its 7th year on Wednesday, June 21. Chicagoans of all ages and backgrounds are invited to participate in HUNDREDS of free music events in the city and the suburbs from 6 am - 9 pm. Make Music Chicago is inspired by the Parisian tradition of Fête de la Musique, wh...
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Homemade Play-Doh

Cooped up with a sick toddler, an exhausted Mommy and 100 degree heat.  Homemade Play-doh to the rescue!  A few hours of giggling and much...