Elizabeth Diffin spends most of her non-work time trying to be a "cool aunt" to her amazing nephews, Aidan and Jackson. She's excited to introduce them to the fun activities in and around Chicago and then return them and all their energy to their parents. Elizabeth received her Master's degree from Northwestern's Medill School of Journalism in March 2010. A Philadelphia native, she has lived in the Chicago area for seven years, but remains a rabid Phillies and Eagles fan, with apologies to the Cubs, Sox and Bears. Elizabeth loves pretty much everything about Chicago … except the winter.
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South Side Irish Parade perfect for Chicago families
February 27, 2014
Looking for a place to get your Irish on this St. Paddy's Day? Head South for an alcohol-free celebration - and lots and lots of green.
Downton Abbey fans will love this traditional afternoon tea in Chicago
February 24, 2014
Although Sunday night was the season finale of the hugely popular PBS series, gather up a bunch of friends for Tiffin at The Langham.
Cats or Dogs? Don't miss the upcoming Cat Show and Dog Show in Chicago
February 14, 2014
This month, celebrate both cats and dogs with two fun expos. Don't miss the Puppy Spectacular at the Dog Show or the Household Pet Competition at the Cat Show.
Will Chicago say goodbye to winter soon?
January 27, 2014
Will the groundhog see his shadow Saturday? Or are we stuck with six more weeks of the nightmare this winter has been for Chicago? We have four great events for your family.
Chicago Blackhawks wives and babies: Behind-the-scenes with hockey families
January 23, 2014
The Blackhawks are having a baby boom. In the last two and a half years, the team has added eight mini-Hawks to its ranks, with two players-to-be-named-later on their way. We find out whether the hockey-playing dads are really tough enough for diaper duty -- from the moms themselves.
4 ways to spend MLK Day in Chicago
January 14, 2014
Celebrate the dreams of Martin Luther King Jr. at four favorite, kid-friendly places in Chicago.
Dashing through the snow on a sleigh ride
December 18, 2013
With snow on the ground, it's a great time to try out one of these local farms that offer old-fashioned sleigh rides.
Sun, surf & San Diego
December 12, 2013
Tired of the cold weather? Hop on a plane and head west, to the warm and sunny San Diego.
Four ways to ring in 2014 with kids in Chicago
December 9, 2013
Join your kids to ring in 2014 with parties geared especially for them.
Goodman's Christmas Carol is a perfect family outing
December 9, 2013
Looking for a new family tradition this holiday season? Goodman Theatre's A Christmas Carol offers a funny and faithful telling of Dickens' classic tale.