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We were pleasantly surprised at how affordable the food and amenities were. And the slides were awesome! Highly recommended family friendly fun.
Disclosure: Once again, thanks to Deep River Waterpark for providing us with tickets & food vouchers for review purposes and for our giveaway.
Backyard Bohemian Paradise – 10 Ideas for Getting Your Porch or Patio Ready for Summer
Gift Basket Ideas for Kids
Disclosure: Once again, thanks to Deep River Waterpark for providing us with tickets & food vouchers for review purposes and for our giveaway.
How to make an egg shaped dish into a pineapple.
DIY patio bench made from blocks.
Whether your idea of an ideal day is relaxing in the sun with a great book or packing in as many thrill rides as possible, or a bit of both, Deep River's ...
Jennifer Perkins pouring mocktails at an outdoor pool party with a water bar.
Looking for great family game ideas to play in 2018? ChiIL Mama's giving away Chrono Bomb, myPad, and a buildable Mini Skate Park Maker Kit from Playmonster ...
How to make bomb pop shaped chalk pops.
Boho Patio Makeover by Jennifer Perkins
Dare To Scare And Be Scared With No Mercy At Fright Fest 2015
Supplies for making plaster of Paris chalk pops.
WIN a Family 4 Pack of Tickets to Disney On Ice Dare To Dream Wed 1/24 at Allstate Arena
ChiIL Holidaze Giveaways 11A: Ice Cool Award Winning Board Game By Brain Games ($39.99 Value)
PEEPS® Collapsible Plastic Water Bottle: Refreshment on the go is no longer a problem with this PEEPS® Chick and Bunny collapsible water bottle.
DIY some button fun--also at Chevy. We used ours for a great cause--Sagezilla's Girl Scout troupe is raising awareness & funds to Stop Puppy Mills.
Teal outdoor table with plant and plates.
10 Ideas for getting your porch or patio summer ready by Jennifer Perkins
Kid in a pool with goggles on
Nominated for the Academy Award® for Best Animated Feature and winner of 11 Annie Awards, Disney•Pixar's Coco also finds its way onto 4K Ultra HD,™ Blu-ray ...
Come ChiIL Out with ChiIL Mama and her 9 year old daughter Sage in Chicago, to welcome 9 year old Saige Copeland, American Girl 2013 Girl of the Year, ...
Our Family Flips For Quaker Oatmeal Breakfasts #Quakerfuel #review #Spon #foodie fun
Look What's Coming to Rosemont Theatre
One CPS art teacher made a fabulous DIY T-shirt with the Chicago flag, apples & a heart. She was joined by other knitters who were making red, ...
Lifeline Theatre presents a world premiere adaptation of James Leo Herlihy's 1965 novel, Midnight Cowboy, adapted by Lifeline Theatre ensemble member Chris ...
Walk Two Moons At Adventure Stage-Photo Filled Review & Free Ticket Entry
Bristol Renaissance Faire is one of our highly anticipated, annual, family favs. In fact, we hope to get back there yet again next weekend.
Of course I couldn't get my pro camera in, so I made do with the kids' point n shoot and my phone, so the photos don't do the experience justice.
The girls had just come from Girl Scouts where they are working on a Cadets projects about how women (& other stereotypes) are portrayed in the media.
At Netflix Girls Rule and Smart is Cool on Project Mc2 #StreamTeam
Now in its 35th season, Lifeline Theatre is driven by a passion for story. Our ensemble process supports writers in the development of literary adaptations ...
There are two weeks left of American Girl's Read-A-Palooza, so there's still time to do something great for Save The Children and for your daughters through ...
We've long been fans of Six Flags Great America and it's always a treat to get to be some of the first riders whenever they open a new coaster or ride.
ChiIL Mama: MEET SAIGE, GIRL OF THE YEAR 2013, AT AMERICAN GIRL PLACE® CHICAGO!
Huzzah! Bristol Renaissance Faire is one of our family's annual favs. It was delightfully fun to be back in merry olde England for the day with all our fire ...
Du-Jay (11) and Sagezilla (9) were elated to meet the Million Dollar Quartet cast back stage after the show. The actors we're totally cool with the kids and ...
Here's ChiIL Mama's Aussie Themed Waterpark Adventures With The Boys, AKA: BLOKES in Australian
American Girl is great about giving back to children in need. This Christmas they offered to donate an American Girl doll for every one purchased.
Jesus Christ Superstar runs April 27 to May 20, 2018 at the Lyric Opera House, 20 N. Wacker Drive, Chicago (press opening April 28).
What a difference 6 years makes!! Here's ChiIL Mama's daughter in her first Beach Meet ever, back in 2010 & now.
HELP OUT: Once Upon A Child Fashion Show This Sunday 4/6 To Benefit Prevent Child Abuse Illinois
From newborns to young tweens, there's an open spot for your child this spring in a fun, potentially transformative performing arts class at Chicago ...
Check out the slide show here for our full set of original 2015 Monster Jam/Allstate Arena photos. We've embedded more favorites below:
Then, "Here Come The 123s", took off like a bottle of soda shaken up by a toddler, and blasted all the way to the top, winning a 2009 Grammy for Best ...
... happy to partner up with Raging Waves Waterpark and have been compensated for sharing this information with our readers monthly, throughout the summer.
... wave pool and ChiIL out and read a book I've been trying to find time to check out for 6 years! Raging Waves has plenty of seating in the sun and shade.
This spring, a new competition season started and Zilla moved up a level to the tumbling "Novice" division. She went on to place 2nd in City Wide, ...
Of course the teens were all about the slides and wave pool. I've ridden almost every slide in the park, too. As an adult, though, I was happy this time to ...
Tree with DIY snow globe ornaments made from vintage postcards.
The largest corn maze in the world is at The Richardson Farm in Spring Grove, IL, not too far outside of Chicago, and it's worth the drive.
Now that my kids are tweens, it's an easy meal they can fix for themselves when dashing to and from competitive gymnastics, circus, soccer or ultimate ...
The script and lyrics by Dan Collins with music by Julianne Wick Davis are delightful and witty. One of the songs is called "Weird," where Trevor cheerfully ...
More Monster Jam Photo Favorites:
... wacky, fun time in the sun and sand. The athletes splashed around and played in Lake Michigan when their medals and ribbons were won and their levels ...
We've long been fans of Six Flags Great America and it's always a treat to get to be some of the first riders whenever they open a new coaster or ride.
Fright Fest at SFGA has long been a family favorite of ours. It's mild fun during the day, so younger kids can come out to play, ...
Our Saige giveaway had a record number of entries, topping out at 7,740!! We also got to give away a Saige Blu-ray/DVD.
More Monster Jam Photo Favorites:
We adore Marie-Grace and Cecile--close friends and the first historical American Girl Dolls to be released as a duo. New Orleans is steeped in colorful ...
Of course the teens were all about the slides and wave pool. I've ridden almost every slide in the park, too. As an adult, though, I was happy this time to ...
ChiIL Mama
Lucky enough to live in a town with Blue Man Group shows in residence? Then GO already. Don't worry though... We won't call it a staycation if you don't ...
FELD encouraged fans to Tweet, Instagram, Facebook and otherwise spread the word with fan photos and videos on Social Media with the hashtag #MoreMonsterJam ...
Playing Twister with a Toddler
I wish my home had revolving book cases where I could stash all my junk when relatives and friends come to visit! Short of that, I might have to trade my ...
Voted “Country's Best Renaissance Faire” for the third consecutive year in 2013, the Bristol Renaissance Faire will open Saturday, July 5, for nine weekends ...
Make Your Own Outdoor Games for Kids With DIY Lawn Bowling
Photo Credit: Kimberly Robb Baker
Discuss the McKenna movie with the producers at 3:30 p.m. Central Time TODAY 7/10!!
An hour before show time, families can come to the arena floor and participate in interactive, up-close circus experiences, the All-Access Pre-show and the ...
How to macrame a cactus lawn chair.
Much of this history is being skipped in schools and the personal twist the characters bring, makes learning about the past fun.
Easy Sticker Resist T-Shirt DIY
ChiIL Mama: One Last Huzzah--Bristol Renaissance Faire Closing This Weekend Kids Free #printablediscountcoupon
A multi-talented cast of Chicago actor-musicians - led by Andy Nagraj as Toad and Matthew C. Yee as Frog - will not only recreate Lobel's delight stories on ...
We've been rockin' the reading all summer long and thoroughly enjoyed reading up on Marie-Grace and Cecile, American Girl's historical figures from 1850's ...
Congrats to our ticket winners for Disney On Ice presents Rockin' Ever After & Bud Not Buddy! You'll be ChiILin' out with ChiIL Mama at some awesome shows.
Discount tickets are available in conjunction with Chicago Theatre Week for Sunday's matinee on 2/18/18. Details below. Don't miss this!
The whole set was phenomenal, but I was stoked to hear "Carini", one of their darker, more intense songs and a favorite of mine.
It was fun to connect with fellow blogger & mama to 4 (including twins!), Natasha Nicholes @hfofnicholes, at Toyota. She looks so natural & at home with ...
My kids have grown up with Raging Waves, from our first press event there in 2010 to our frequent visits as 1 of 5 Blog Ambassadors in 2015 and now again ...
It doesn't get much mellower or yellower than this. We had some seriously mellow fun in the sun at Illinois largest outdoor water park this past Sunday.
The Richardson Farm--Largest Corn Maze in the World--ChiILoween Fun Worth the Drive
Since then he's done numerous t-shirt designs and highly coveted, numbered collector posters that have become crazy valuable.
We're fortunate to be raising savvy, urban kids in a major city, so multiculturalism and an appreciation for diversity comes naturally.
I've traveled to see them at The Gorge in Washington State, Las Vegas, Alpine Valley, Deer Creek, NYE 2000 in The Everglades and every ...
We highly recommend you catch Barely Balanced. We've seen their water show, their regular sets, and now their fire show too. Fun stuff!
DIY bomb pop shaped chalk popsicles by Jennifer Perkins
Lifeline Theatre's KidSeries presents You Think It's Easy Being The Tooth Fairy?, a world premiere family musical with book by Lifeline Theatre ensemble ...
Backyard Boho with Patio Lights by Jennifer Perkins
I'm pleased to partner up with Raging Waves again this season as a Blog Ambassador. Thanks to them, we have comp tickets for some of our lucky readers and ...
For more Mellow Yellow shots from across the city and around the world, click below.
During TILT or Treat celebrations between Saturday, Oct. 28 and Tuesday, October 31, guests dressed in costume will be also be rewarded with one ...
This booth also has sweet book marks--silver sticks with magical little vials of colored stones or fairy dust. We scooped up half a dozen for gifts for ...
We were pleasantly surprised at how affordable the food and amenities were. And the slides were awesome! Highly recommended family friendly fun.
We've been to a number of press events with Mario Tricoci over the years and I've always been uber impressed with their professionalism, and their great ...
FELD encouraged fans to Tweet, Instagram, Facebook and otherwise spread the word with fan photos and videos on Social Media with the hashtag #MoreMonsterJam ...