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Amy Bizzarri is a writer, Chicago public school teacher and mom to two kids - a preschooler and a middle schooler. She lives in the Logan Square neighborhood of Chicago. You're most likely to find Amy swimming at North Avenue Beach with her kids, riding her bike around the city, or digging around in her garden. Amy blogs at amywrites312.com .
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Chicago family tries new winter activity: Outdoor paintball
February 10, 2014
By now, you've heard of tons of ideas to keep the kids busy inside this winter, but Amy and her family found a fun activity that's surprisingly well suited for the chillier temps!
Biggest Loser Resort in Itasca helps with 2014 resolutions
January 20, 2014
A visit to Chicagoland's Biggest Loser Resort leaves Amy Bizzarri sore but so ready to meet her health goals this year.
Chicago travels: Ski adventure in Lake Geneva, Wis.
January 8, 2014
Amy wants her kids to experience as many different sports and activities as possible, so they headed to Lake Geneva for some lessons on the slopes.
Four ways to enjoy winter in Chicago
December 23, 2013
Winter in Chicago can be downright chilly, but if you dress properly and plan a bit, you can love playing outside -- just like your kids.
Chicago travels: Toronto with tweens and teens
December 11, 2013
Hop a two-hour flight from Chicago to Toronto - Canada's cultural and entertainment hub - for a family travel adventure you won't soon forget.
Chicago hiking adventure: Graue Mill and Fullersburg Woods
November 13, 2013
If your usual trip to Oak Brook only includes a trip to the mall, why not try something different? Amy can show you the perfect place for a late-fall hike.
New Chicago meal delivery service is a hit with busy moms
October 30, 2013
Amy loves to cook but hates the time it takes to plan recipes and gather ingredients. Enter Relished, a new food delivery service that brings fresh ingredients to your door.
Chicago family travels: Fun fall getaway in La Porte County, Indiana
October 23, 2013
Looking for a change of scenery and pace? La Porte County, Indiana, with it's old-fashioned charm, may be just the place for your family.
The girlfriend getaway: Chicago mom says just do it
October 2, 2013
Every woman needs time with her girlfriends every once in a while. Whether it be to a sunny island, a snowy mountain or a cabin in the woods, Amy Bizzarri says a girlfriends-only getaway is worth it - to yourself, to your friends, and to your family. So just do it.
Family fun in Northern Indiana
September 27, 2013
Horse and buggies, canoeing and a giant flea market are just a two hours' drive from Chicago.