Winter Play Activity Book 

Winter vacation has begun for T today and as soon as the clock struck 9, I wondered  how best to keep her engaged. Enter the Choice Activity book. T loves coloring. So , we both colored on these little pages from a Dollar tree notepad. While she made her favorite items, I drew thirty activities... Continue Reading →

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Winter Wandering

This week's post is a round up of some of the winter activities we have been up to now that Icy Blasts have arrived in Chicago.    Visit Northbrook Court:  This mall is beautiful, not very crowded and has lovely spaces. Photo-ops for Insta and FB are amazing. Plus, it's enclosed and cozy.    For... Continue Reading →

7 Reasons to Visit Libraries

This post could well be titled '7 Ways to use Libraries' or '7 Ways to Entertain your Kids for free!'  We all know that libraries are amazing and useful. They're also free (like in the United States) or nominal (India). But do we actually use them to the fullest? Sadly no. I am writing this... Continue Reading →

10 Reasons to Take Kids to Museums

Today's blog post is inspired by my answer on Quora about why people take young kids to Museums. This post is about why we should take kids to all kinds of museums: science, arts, natural history, industry and so on. The benefits for kids and grown ups are many, and not just limited to the actual... Continue Reading →

Milwaukee Trip

Last weekend, we got together with close friends who stay in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. It follows then yours truly will commemorate the occasion with a phot post. Let me begin with the view that greeted us from our friend's apartment:    We headed like every tourist to Lake Geneva. But our first stop was not that gorgeous... Continue Reading →

Orange Farms in Florida

On our recent Disney vacation, we decided to end our Florida trip with a visit to an orange farm. While driving to Orlando, we'd seen so many signs advertising Orange Farms; it had been added to our list of 'things to do' while in the Sunshine state. Below is a photo post of our delightful... Continue Reading →

Springfield Trip- 2

In today's post, I'd like to share few more photos of our enjoyable trip to Springfield, Illinois.    Lincoln's statuesque home- now a National Historic Site.   Capitol: we could not enter owing to the holiday. But the building itself was imposing and gorgeous.     T was fascinated by the water fountains:    ... Continue Reading →

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