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Windy City Mama

Out and about in Chicago, with the kids in tow and an eye for adventure.

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Amy Bizzarri wears many hats: teacher, writer, and most importantly, a mother to two beautiful children, ages 1 and 8 years. She and her family live on the Near North Side of Chicago, and enjoy exploring our city together. Follow her on twitter at: amybizzarri
Amy blogs at tiramisumom.com.

It's That Time of Year Again: Christmas Cards

Posted Oct 25, 2010 10:26 AM

Last year, with the baby and all the stress of going back to work after maternity leave, Christmas cards just didn't happen for our family (instead we did the second best alternative, Valentine's Day cards!). We have friends and relatives so far and so wide, though, that I really do like to share a picture of the kids and a little reminder that even though we're far away, we do indeed think of all our out-of-state and overseas dear ones at Christmastime.
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Speaking of Miners...

Posted Oct 15, 2010 3:44 PM

The dramatic rescue of the trapped miners in Chile brought to mind a movie I watched earlier in the year, The Devil's Miner. Available on amazon.com and netflix (also available on instant play), it's a great movie to share with your (older) children, as it will give them perspective on the injust, every day reality of so many children around the world.
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Kaua'i and a Hawaiian Island Musical Delight CD Giveaway

Posted Oct 13, 2010 4:01 PM

If a trip to Hawaii isn't in your cards this year, I'd love to send DidiPop's latest kid CD - which takes you on a musical tour of the islands - your way.
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Another Fall Getaway Idea: Lake Geneva

Posted Oct 4, 2010 3:22 PM

Halloween falls on a weekend this year, so here's another getaway idea: Lake Geneva!
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The Perfect Fall Family Getaway: Galena

Posted Oct 4, 2010 12:32 PM

This past weekend, we headed to one of our favorite fall destinations: Galena, Illinois.
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Giveaway! Stonyfield Farm Yogurt Giftpack and Caspar Babypants' latest CD

Posted Oct 1, 2010 12:20 PM

I'm happy to offer a very fun and yummy giveaway! A giftpack from Stonyfield Farm and Caspar Babypants' latest CD, This Is Fun!
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Supper with the Snakes

Posted Oct 1, 2010 10:33 AM

On Halloween eve, the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum will open its doors for a dinner party where the guests of honor will be slithery, wiggly reptiles!
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Guilty Party

Posted Sep 30, 2010 4:08 PM

A video game - for families? One that even adults will enjoy playing? Is there such a thing? Guilty Party, Disney's latest game for Wii, created by Chicago-based Wideload Games, is truly a fun family game - with kooky characters and an easy interactive set up to boot.
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just GO to school - Pledge to Attend School and Enter to Win an OLD NAVY $50 Gift Card!

Posted Sep 21, 2010 2:57 PM

In honor of Old Navy's efforts to help improve school attendance rates, I have a $50 Old Navy Gift that I'd love to give away to a reader - perfect for some late Autumn school duds.
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Jungle Gym / Justin Roberts CD Giveaway and the 57th Street Book Fair!

Posted Sep 16, 2010 1:13 PM

Win Justin Roberts' Latest CD - Jungle Gym! & Books on Parade @ the 57th Street Book Fair in Hyde Park
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