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Never Say No

Authors Mark and Jan Foreman are parents to Jon and Tim Foreman of the Grammy-winning, multi-Platinum selling band Switchfoot. Their new book, Never Say No: Raising Big Picture Kids, released on May 1, 2015, from publisher David C Cook. Here are their ideas for avoiding the word “no.” Never Say No 7 IDEAS FOR PARENTS... Read More

Friday Fun Five MAY 1 2015

Here are our top five favorite events for you and your family to enjoy this weekend! Get out there and make some memories! Sponsored by KOHL CHILDREN’S MUSEUM   For more great family events, see Oaklee’s Spring issue, or search our calendar of events!   Earth Aid 2015 May 3 in Bolingbrook... Read More

Children Who Swim Start Smarter

                  Guest post by Rob Jacobsen, Chicago Swim School, Arlington Heights, IL Talk to any parent that has had their child in swimming lessons at a very early age, and you’ll likely find a passionate parent who can quickly list examples of... Read More

Summer Camps 2015

                      Sponsored by: Art Reach Educational Theater. Join us for a unique camp experience you won’t want to miss. Find our more information HERE! Do you remember your summers as a kid? The summers of my youth were perfect: Perfect... Read More

May 2015 Festivals in Chicagoland

May 2 Go Fly A Kite! Wheaton. Come out and help us break our record of 843 kites in the air simultaneously! Bring your own kite or purchase a kite at the event. Concessions available. May 2-3 Midwest Morel Fest Ottawa. Learn, Hunt, Buy…Morel Mushrooms during Ottawa’s Annual Midwest... Read More

Friday Fun Five APR 24 2015

Here are our top five favorite events for you and your family to enjoy this weekend! Get out there and make some memories! Sponsored by BRITISH SWIM SCHOOL   For more great family events, see Oaklee’s Spring issue, or search our calendar of events!   YMCA Healthy Kids Day! April 24-25 – Chicagoland... Read More

Friday Fun Five APR 17

Here are our top five favorite events for you and your family to enjoy this weekend! Get out there and make some memories! Sponsored by BRITISH SWIM SCHOOL   For more great family events, see Oaklee’s Spring issue, or search our calendar of events!   Overshadowed presents”Snow White, The Queen’s Fair Daughter”... Read More

Spring Kite Flying and Festivals

Chicago’s windy springtime is perfect for kite flying! Join your local park district as they participate in the Illinois Park & Recreation Association’s “Flying 4 Kids” program, which promotes the sale of Park District license plates that feature a kite design. Here’s a list of some of our favorite kite... Read More

Safety before savings- Yard Sale Checklist

Oaklee’s guest post by Laura Nikolovska, Program Director for Kids In Danger, a Chicago-based nonprofit dedicated to improving children’s product safety. Spring is here and you know what that means; warmer weather, spring cleaning, and… yard sales! Generally speaking, garage sales are a great place to get a good... Read More

Summer Fun at Camp Commotion

                      Oaklee’s guest post by Todd Hertz, Christ Community Church communications director Last summer, Christ Community Church in St. Charles made a massive change to its normal summer programming for kids. Instead of the normal one-week, half-day program, Christ... Read More