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Chrissy Jones is a local Chicago mom blogger with three children (12,7 & 4). Her blog Beyondthepark.com showcases the best special events, activities, restaurants and products for Chicago families. From indoor playspaces and conventions to restaurants where kids can eat free, Chrissy offers an inside and first hand account of how to have fun with the family in the great Windy City.
Chrissy is an accomplished Marketing professional with 10+ years of successful senior marketing management experience at NBC Universal. She specialized in creating large-scale integrated marketing programs across all of NBC's broadcast, cable and digital assets. In 2005 Chrissy was awarded the GE Marketing excellence award - GE's highest marketing honor.
Chrissy holds a BA from Trinity College (Hartford Conn.) and an MBA from the University of Michigan.
E-mail Chrissy at email@example.com
AIR FAIR at Chicago Children's Museum a delight for kids
March 7, 2014
Check out AIR FAIR at Chicago Children's Museum before it's gone like the wind at the end of the month.
Camp Kesem: A place where magic happens for those that need it most
February 25, 2014
Camp Kesem is a very special summer camp that gives kids whose parents have cancer the chance to just be kids.
Chicago travels: Michigan's Crystal Mountain is a winter wonderland
February 21, 2014
One of the best things about winter (and maybe the only good thing at this point) are winter sports and activities. Crystal Mountain in Michigan is a Chicago family favorite winter weekend destination.
Chicago mom: 2 apps to turn your photos into works of art
February 6, 2014
If you're like most parents today, your mobile phones are filled with photos of your kids. Chrissy shares 2 apps to turn those photos into works of art.
Chicago travels: Family adventures in New York City
January 30, 2014
All eyes will be on New York City this weekend for the Super Bowl. And while this may not be an ideal time to visit - unless you're a fan of crowds - Chrissy encourages you to plan a family trip to NYC soon.
Chicago mom: How to shoot pictures on your phone like a pro
January 16, 2014
What parent doesn't love to take photos of their kids? DSLR cameras are bulky and built-in phone cameras aren't always great. Chrissy shares two apps that can make all the difference.