All posts by Nancy Stevens

Friday Fun Five Feb. 12 2016

Here are our top five favorite events for you and your family to enjoy this weekend! Get out there and make some memories! For more great family events, see Oaklee’s January/February Digital Edition, or search our calendar of events!  Junie B. Jones The Musical  Saturdays at Northbrook Theater... Read More

Friday Fun Five Feb 5 2016

Here are our top five favorite events for you and your family to enjoy this weekend! Get out there and make some memories! For more great family events, see Oaklee’s January/February Digital Edition, or search our calendar of events! Frostival 2016 February 6 in Park Ridge Enjoy the... Read More

5 Steps to Empower Your Tween Girls

The Girl Power Campaign is a fun and powerful way for parents to help girls, particularly tweens, develop a healthy self-image and a successful growth mindset. This campaign was started by a Seattle mailman to help empower his young girls. See the infographic below for five simple... Read More

Friday Fun Five Jan 29 2016

Here are our top five favorite events for you and your family to enjoy this weekend! Get out there and make some memories! For more great family events, see Oaklee’s January/February Digital Edition, or search our calendar of events! The Morton Arboretum’s Husky Hereos Event January 30-31 in... Read More

4 Tips to Keep Your Kids Safe Online

Online safety is a big challenge for today’s parents. Here are 4 tips from parenting expert Dr. Charles Fay of the Love and Logic Institute.  Like many parents in today’s digital society, Rene’ was shocked when she discovered that her fifteen year-old was sharing nude photos... Read More

Friday Fun Five Jan 22 2016

Here are our top five favorite events for you and your family to enjoy this weekend! Get out there and make some memories! For more great family events, see Oaklee’s January/February Digital Edition, or search our calendar of events! Chicago Children’s Theatre presents “Snowflake” Opens January 27 in... Read More

Friday Fun Five Jan 15 2016

Here are our top five favorite events for you and your family to enjoy this weekend! Get out there and make some memories! For more great family events, see Oaklee’s January/February Digital Edition, or search our calendar of events! Spring Valley Winter Fest January 16-17 in Schaumburg Enjoy snowshoe... Read More

Top 10 Tips for Working Mothers

Yes, Motherhood and Working Do Mix: The Top 10 Tips for Working Mothers Oaklee’s guest post by Pamela F. Lenehan Is being a working mother hard on your kids? 70 percent of U.S. mothers with children under the age of 18 are working — some 31 million... Read More

Friday Fun Five Jan 8 2016

Here are our top five favorite events for you and your family to enjoy this weekend! Get out there and make some memories! For more great family events, see Oaklee’s January/February Digital Edition, or search our calendar of events! As We Grow Preschool Meet and Greet January 9... Read More

Five of The Biggest Product Recalls in 2015

Oaklee’s guest post by Laura Nikolovska, Program Director for Kids In Danger, a Chicago-based nonprofit dedicated to improving children’s product safety. Between work, the kids’ activities, running errands, and everything else parents have going on, it is easy to miss even the most important safety alert. Fortunately,... Read More

Winter 2016 Chicago Museum Free Days

Many of Chicago’s museums offer free admission in January and February to Illinois residents with a valid ID. Don’t miss your chance to take advantage of these special discount days. Adler Planetarium free dates: January 4-8,11,12,15,18-22, 25-29, February 1-3, 8-10, 15-17, 22-24, 29. Art Institute of... Read More

Holiday Fun Outdoors

              Christkindl Market in Chicago and Oak Brook   Looks like we’ll have a holiday season with no snow. Oh no! Despite that, there are plenty of things you can do to enjoy the season and our great outdoors.  ... Read More

Oaklee’s Review: Jambanz slapband speaker

Looking for a great gift for tweens? Try this Jambanz slapband speaker. It’s a great way to take your music on the go for active kids and adults.   The wireless speaker connects to your phone or tablet so you can take your music anywhere. Set... Read More

Friday Fun Five Dec 18 2015

Here are our top five favorite events for you and your family to enjoy this weekend! Get out there and make some memories! For more great family events, see Oaklee’s November/December Digital Edition, or search our calendar of events! Jingle Bell Jamboree December 19 at Naper Settlement in... Read More

Friday Fun Five Dec 11 2015

Here are our top five favorite events for you and your family to enjoy this weekend! Get out there and make some memories! For more great family events, see Oaklee’s November/December Digital Edition, or search our calendar of events! Holiday Mansion Tours 2015 December 12-13 at the... Read More

5 Ways to Ditch Technology for Family Bonding

Here are 5 ways to ditch technology in favor of intergenerational family bonding. No face-to-face contact is needed for massive communication to take place today! Children are text messaging, surfing their favorite websites and playing video games. Adults are looking at Facebook, Twitter and emails. These... Read More

Do You Believe in Santa Claus?

Get your family into the spirit of the season with a production of the timeless classic movie, “The Miracle on 34th Street.” Overshadowed Theatrical Productions is a local theater company that strives to deliver quality, family-friendly drama. The play is a faithful adaptation of the 1947... Read More

Top 5 Membership Gifts

Giving the gift of a family experience or activity is a great way to foster family fun in the coming year. Here are five membership gift ideas that would make a great gift from grandma.   1. Museum/Zoo Memberships Museum of Science & Industry Chicago: www.msichicago.org... Read More

Friday Fun Five Dec 4 2015

Here are our top five favorite events for you and your family to enjoy this weekend! Get out there and make some memories! For more great family events, see Oaklee’s November/December Digital Edition, or search our calendar of events! Naperville Park District Santa House Open through December... Read More

5 Products that make Travel Fun

If your holiday plans call for traveling with kids , here are five items that will make the trip more organized and more enjoyable. The Trendykids Travel Buddies sets of travel luggage for kids make traveling fun. They offer both a roller bag and lightweight backpack with... Read More

Friday Fun Five Nov 27 2015

Here are our top five favorite events for you and your family to enjoy this weekend! Get out there and make some memories! For more great family events, see Oaklee’s November/December Digital Edition, or search our calendar of events! Stroll on State Holiday Celebration November 28 in Rockford... Read More

Friday Fun Five Nov 20 2015

Here are our top five favorite events for you and your family to enjoy this weekend! Get out there and make some memories! For more great family events, see Oaklee’s November/December Digital Edition, or search our calendar of events! Autumn Festival, An Arts and Crafts Affair November 19-22... Read More

Nov. 19th is Family Literacy Night

November is Family Literacy Month and Nov. 19th is Family Reading Night. It’s a great excuse to turn off the electronics, sit together as a family, and read. There’s nothing like a good book to stimulate your child’s imagination and open up a whole new world... Read More