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Meal Prep at Entrée Kitchen: Our Review

We recently had the pleasure of going to Entrée Kitchen in Carol Stream for meal prep with our kids and had a wonderful time! We found the entire process to be easy from their online ordering, meal assembly, and cooking the dinner at home. Entrée Kitchen does all the shopping, chopping, and cleanup so you can have delicious dinners in your…


Free or Inexpensive Places to See Animals

Do you have an animal lover in your house? Then this list is for you! We’ve gathered all of the free or inexpensive places to see animals in our area. Nature centers, farms, smaller zoos, and pet stores… we’ve scoped out all the possibilities for you! Are your kids into something that we can look into for you? Email us…


Summer Activities for Babies and Toddlers

Summer activities for babies and toddlers look a lot different than what’s fun for bigger kids. I still remember taking our then-nine-month-old to a pool play area last summer… and dashing to snatch him out from under a giant water-dumping bucket. A year later, he still seems to toddle right in the path of the big kids running around, and those kids are a whole…


Meal Delivery and Travel Meals at Entrée Kitchen

Entrée Kitchen has many options to provide for your family! I am excited to tell you about two programs that I think will come in handy, especially over the summer: the Entrée Kitchen Meal Delivery Program and Travel Meals. Meal Delivery Entrée Kitchen delivers to homes, daycare centers, and community locations in addition to their corporate delivery program. You can send…


Nature Centers in Chicagoland: Bring the Outdoors Inside

Nature centers offer a dose of the great outdoors, even when the weather isn’t cooperating. I had no idea these existed until recently, when we were driving past the new Knoch Knolls center and stopped in to explore. Now I know the secret: nature centers are a great source of (usually free) fun in any weather! These Chicagoland nature centers that have walk-in visitor…


New Movie Theater at Oakbrook Center with IMAX and Dolby Cinema

The new AMC Oakbrook Center 12 movie theater opens tomorrow! It has 12 theaters, including one IMAX and one Dolby Cinema. I had the opportunity to check it out today and share photos with you, along with scope out the best place to park!   The lobby has a MacGuffins bar that offers beer, wine, and cocktails that you can bring…


Preschool and Kindergarten Prep Preview

Looking for a preschool or pre-k program? The Bright Horizons centers in Western Springs, Oak Brook, Naperville, Downers Grove, Lisle, and Wheaton are holding Preschool and Kindergarten Prep Preview events in February! Experience how Bright Horizons ensures your child is on the right track for school success. During Preview, you’ll have the opportunity to engage with our STEM curriculum, explore preschool…


Adventure to Santa at Oakbrook Center – CLOSED

We had the pleasure of going to the Grand Opening of Adventure to Santa at Oakbrook Center tonight. I have never seen a more unique Santa experience and would definitely recommend taking your family! Adventure to Santa is free, but you make a reservation = no waiting in long lines! If you would like to purchase the pictures with Santa…