Short and sweet - that might be the
best way to describe Summer 2011. We came, we saw, and we soaked up
every single second of warmth and sunshine. Now it's time to bust
out the light sweaters, kiss the older kids goodbye as they head
off to school, and get ready for a new season of possibilities, for
them and for us!
This year, we're shedding summer
wistfulness (we know, it's tough, we'll miss it, too) and jumping
right into autumn awesomeness with our theme, "Fall into Fun!"
We've got everything a parent needs to welcome cool and crisp temps
in style. Want to get a "leg up" on fall fashion? You got it.
How about some fab fall flavors from our Top Chef, plus yummy and
healthy ideas for Game Day? Done. Since we can't forget the tots,
we're also throwing in tons of fresh ideas to help your family ease
back into the season with articles about lunch box makeovers (the
food, not the box), school applications, managing stress, and much,
And for those families yearning for one more HUMONGOUS
end-of-summer/early fall rockin' celebration, we've got a special
treat just for you on 9/18: Families in the Loop's Brunch &
Boogie, Back to COOL! A concert experience like no other, this
amazing morning will be filled with the tunes you love and the
brunchies you crave.
Sign up right away, these tickets are going
We're also super-psyched to be joining up with Building
Blocks for their 15th birthday party on Sept. 24th! Come
hang out with us and celebrate this Chicago institution
with balloons, face painting, prizes, gift bags, and live
entertainment by the Poochamungas.
Now take a deep breath as you dust-buster the last of the sand
from the bottom of the hall closet. With Families in the Loop,
we'll "Fall into Fun" and make this season a cozy, creative, and
smashing good time.
Wendy Widom is CEO of Familes in the Loop (FITL), Chicago's hippest hub for parents and kids.
See more of Wendy 's stories here.
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