All posts by Nancy Stevens

6 Tips for a Healthier Holiday

                With so many festive parties that include desserts, candies, and fat-laden foods, denying your child sweet treats is easier said than done. It’s better to teach your child moderation and how to make healthy choices. Dr. Dyan Hes, Medical Director of... Read More

Holiday Bazaars and Craft Fairs 2016

Start now to make your gift giving easy this season. These holiday bazaars and craft fairs offer one-stop shopping where you can find a perfect and unique gift for all the special people on your list. Happy Gifting! Nov. 3-6 & 10-13 The Grove Arts & Craft Faire 2016 Glenview: www.glenviewparks.org/facilities-parks/the-grove/grove-arts-craft-faire/... Read More

Holidays in Chicago 2016

The city sparkles with lights and cheer during the holiday season. Make it your family tradition to take advantage of all that Chicago has to offer during this time of year. There are train and trolley rides, music and performances, Santa runs and specialty shopping. Here’s the list of... Read More

5 Tips to Keep Kids Safe While Traveling

Oaklee’s guest post by Nancy Cowles, Executive Director for Kids In Danger, a Chicago-based nonprofit dedicated to improving children’s product safety. Check their website for safety information and the latest product recalls.  Whatever the holiday season has in store for your family, if you will be traveling with your children,... Read More

Classes and Winter Break Camps 2016

Looking for a class or a winter break camp? Here’s a list of fabulous camps for all kinds of activities. The YMCA even offers overnight camps. It’s not too late to register so call now! Specialty Camps The Actors Gymnasium offers performing arts camps in Evanston which teach circus and... Read More

5 Tips to Relieve Holiday Stress

Oaklee’s guest post by our organizational guru, Sue Becker, owner of From Piles to Smiles.   Reflect on what you want. Determine what you want to get out of the holidays. For example, do you want to spend quality time with family or friends, eat healthfully, or express gratitude... Read More

Help Feed the Hungry this Season

As we focus on Thanksgiving and our wonderful Midwestern abundance of food, we’re reminded that not everyone is so lucky. Fortunately, there are a number of ways for us to help hungry families. Oaklee’s, along with our friends at Hope Lutheran, @Properties, and other local organizations recently volunteered at... Read More

Family-Friendly Performances in Nov.-Dec. 2016

Whether you love the seasonal classics or are the first to see something new, you’ll find a family-friendly performance perfect for you this holiday season.  Nov. 1-20 Moon Shot: A Race to Space Chicago: 872-222-9555, chicagochildrenstheatre.org Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 N. Dearborn St.   Nov. 4-13 at Allstate... Read More