Holy wow - how amazing was July here at Families in the Loop?
Tons of incredible articles, our BYOBaby Movie
Morning with community powerhouses Bump Club and Beyond™ and
Neighborhood Parents Network, a pole dancing class
for mommies, lots of chit chat on Facebook and Twitter and - woo hoo! - the launch of our very own blog
on the Tribune's ChicagoNow website. "Feeling Hot, Hot,
Hot" was FITL's theme for July, and we're still mopping up the
sweat from all the fun!
Don't get us wrong. We work hard here at FITL, but making
parenthood fun is the name of the game. When we launched almost
seven months ago we had high hopes, yet in our wildest dreams we
could not have imagined that Families in the Loop would begin a
new, fresh, and feisty conversation among Chicago parents while
helping moms and dads with little ones connect to the city. Perhaps
it's because we, like you, are eager to soak up all that Chicago
has to offer in a unique, fabulous, easily accessible, and possibly
even stroller-friendly way. To put it simply, we totally get
For us parents, that's what it's all about - dreaming big for
our kids and, guess what, for ourselves, too! That's why the August
theme at Families in the Loop has to be…. "DREAM ON." Because, if
we may humbly say so, we're living proof that if you believe it,
you can make it happen. This month, it's time to celebrate YOUR
dreams - and those of your family - whether they're small or grand,
attainable now or even way, way down the road. All over FITL's
website, on Facebook and Twitter, and even on our Chicago Parent and
ChicagoNow blogs, you'll see articles, events and tons of tidbits
about kids, parenting, careers, sex, friendship, beauty and health
that you won't find anywhere else.
Each day, you - friends, families, gurus, contributors and
businesses - inspire us to make Families in the Loop the best guide
an urban mom or dad could ask for (talk about setting your
standards high!). We hope you'll kick back, enjoy what we have in
store for you this month, and savor every last moment of Summer
Check out what's happening around the FITL
Thursday, Aug. 11: About Face - Skin and Smile
Time for some T.L.Me, as in Totally Loving Me, time! Why?
Because we're mamas, and we deserve it! Join us on August 11 at
7:00 PM for an unbelievable night of beauty boosting tips from two
experts: Dermatologist Dina Elrashidy and Dentist Rana Stino, who
focus on glamming-up gal pals like us each and every day. Super
sweet gift bags for all who attend and a few unbelievable grand
prizes worth over $2000! Space is limited so RSVP right
Wednesday, Aug. 17: Bringing Sexy Back
Steamy nights, rowdy romps and feisty fun. Re-runs of Sex and
the City on the E! Channel? No, silly, we're talking about YOUR sex
life, or what it could be with the help of FITL's love doctor, Dr.
Kerrie Grow-McLean. We'll learn, listen, and perhaps even blush and
giggle as we discover how to keep the flame alive in our
relationships after that baby's on board. Space is super-duper
limited, so please RSVP right
away. We're asking for a $5 couvert to hold your spot.
We love our August partners & contributors:
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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