Minecraft in a Chicago Movie Theater: this weekend!

Does your child love Minecraft? Starting this weekend on Saturday morning, instead of just playing at home, they can enjoy the game while meeting new friends as part of a local team representing Chicago, thanks to Super League Gaming and their Minecraft City Champs tournament, run in partnership with Nickelodeon. It’s like little league for Minecraft players! Fun, positive, and a special opportunity to get out and play with other kids their age. Past players clearly have had a GREAT time!

One skilled player will win

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Team Spirit with LilFan: licensed booster seats (coupon & giveaway)

Living in northern Illinois, I’m not sure I have any choice but to be a Chicago Cubs fan! I was never that into baseball until I met my husband. We spent our first year of college at different universities, two hours apart. One way we stayed connected between visits was by cheering on the Cubbies. Now it’s something fun we can pass to our kids, too. Go Cubs, Go!

LilFan has a whole line of licensed products including booster seats, diaper bags, and seat protectors. They have licenses with the NFL, MLB, NHL,

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MommyCon Chicago 2015! Discount Code & Ticket Giveaway

It’s that time again! Did you attend MommyCon last year? If you didn’t, I’m sure you at least heard about it. In my birth and blog work, I get asked all the time, “did you get to go to MommyCon?!” Last year I unfortunately missed it because it was our daughter’s 2nd birthday! This year, however, I’M GOING! And I CAN’T WAIT!

MommyCon Chicago 2015 is on February 21st, with a full day of awesomeness. There are educational sessions for all areas of natural parenting: cloth diapers, babywearing, fitness, breastfeeding, and

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Remember the Mothers: US maternal deaths & the Safe Motherhood Quilt Project

Did you know that the United States ranks 60th in global maternal health?

WE CAN DO BETTER.

Did you know that every 2 minutes a woman loses her life in pregnancy and childbirth?

WE CAN DO BETTER.

The CDC estimates that our actual maternal death rate is 1.3 times HIGHER than what’s reported in statistics because of underreporting. Reporting maternal deaths is on the honor system. There are no penalties for misreporting or failing to report maternal deaths. Too many go unnoticed. Those poor mothers and their families.

WE CAN DO BETTER.

The CDC

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The Color Run: the happiest 5k on the planet!

~Written in a partnership with The Color Run. All opinions are my own.

Announcing the 2014 Kaleidoscope Tour of The Color Run! They’re hitting your cities like never before! It just SOUNDS fun, right? Well, what exactly is The Color Run? It’s also known as the “Happiest 5K on the Planet” as a unique paint race that celebrates healthiness, happiness and individuality. The Color Run is now the single largest event series in the United States! In started in 2012

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Language Stars: foreign language class for kids

~This post was written in a partnership with MtoM Consulting and Language Stars. All opinions are my own.

I think knowing at least one other language is extremely valuable and I wish I did!!! I took 4 years of latin in high school, but I really don’t remember much… I know the words that anyone else would know, too (like how arbor means tree lol). It’s easier to learn a second language when you’re younger and your mind is like a sponge. That’s why it’s so great to get kids started early–if my husband

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Sleepy’s GRAND OPENINGS in Chicago! (giveaway)

The Mattress Professionals are entering the Midwest! Sleepy’s has been around since 1957 and have over 900 stores… now including the Chicago area! Being fairly close to the windy city, I’m thrilled! They’re a privately owned, 4th generation company that was previously just in 17 states up and down the east coast. I think they’re going to love our part of the world 😉 I was invited to attend a grand opening, but was unable to make it so I’m bringing it here to my blog instead with a review & giveaway for all

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