Weekly Round Ups and Randoms

Hi there! This week, I thought I’d share some cool things that I have discovered whether it was online or offline,especially here in Chicago. Here I go!

I can’t stop watching these over and over again because they are truly hilarious and so close to home-if you have a chance, check out this web series called Millennial Parents: www.millennialparents.com.

Mark your calendars! If you are in Chicago, March 27th, The Lady of Chicago House Dj Colette (and mommy of one cute tot btw) will be spinning at Smartbar in a finale series called Daphne: A Women’s Movement in Dance Music, along with the rest of the gals as part of a group of female djs called Superjane. Check out Smartbar’s site for details: www.smartbar.com. Tickets are only $14 in advance. I have heard Dj Colette in person quite a few times and her love and feel for true House music is definitely the real deal. Support the locals!

I tried the Nutella Latte this past weekend at a new(ish) neighborhood spot which serves Dark Matter coffee. They have only been open since November. They serve breakfast,lunch,and dinner. Although I have yet to try the food, the Nutella Latte was a great start. Check it out: Revival Social Club.

I am sure many of you have heard of Foodbabe? This lady rocks! She investigates big companies on disclosing what ingredients they are using for their foods and the stuff she unravels is not pretty. This article that talks about adding harmful BHT in our popular cereals really got to me-check it out: Beware of this Head Fake: Healthy Cereal that Isn’t.

As I contemplate and begin my research where to send my kiddo to preschool (yea I know, already!) I thought about the one mom who told me she is sending her kid to a preschool that is already teaching her subtraction at the age of 4. Then I came across this article and I am now rethinking what she is doing: Why Preschool Shouldn’t Be Like School.

And lastly,if you don’t have apple cider vinegar in your pantry,it’s a must!  I had found a great article on: 25 Ways Apple Cider Vinegar Will Change Your Life. I totally get it because my family also uses Apple Cider Vinegar to treat our kiddo’s fevers! It’s an Old Country remedy. They say soaking socks with apple cider vinegar,with a combination of children’s Tylenol, helps keep the fever down and pulls the heat towards the feet, something like that. Of course, as like everything else,consult your doctor for any professional advice and decide for yourself what is the best treatment for fevers. In this case, it has worked for us.

Hopefully now that we are in March we will start getting some warm weather around here. Here’s to praying and hoping!









  1. Vinegar really is a miracle product, isn’t it? The best cleaning agent and all natural! I’m going to have to let my kids know about the socks soaked in vinegar and children’s tylenol! Also, I am loving the new look of your blog! It is so clean and sleek with the pop of color from your photo at the top. Well done my friend!
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  2. Thank You! I didn’t manage to scrape up a photo for this post though and should have! But yea! Basically you soak the socks and put them on the feet,and re-soak when they completely dry out. Then follow directions with the Tylenol-but still call the pediatrician to determine if they need Tylenol or not. Depends how high the temp is! Plenty of fluids of course!
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  3. Thanks for all the great links! And I hope that spring has shown its pretty face in Chicago already 🙂

    • Chi City Mom says:

      Oh welcome! Glad you enjoyed them. Yea it is getting a little warmer around here,it was 40s this past weekend so we got really excited! Getting there 🙂

  4. That nutella latte sounds delicious! Everytime I read your blog I end up hungry or wanting to try something new! I’m totally enjoying the warmer weather these past couple of days. Spring is alllllmmmoooossst here!

    I thought preschool was fun and great way to get the kids socialized and start learning basics. All that ended when Arielle started kindergarten. Seriously, all they do is homework all day – solving problems like 3+x=9, find x. That’s algebra! And she has to know how to read, count to 100, count by 2s, 5s, and 10s. It’s overwhelming for her and me both, and I consider us both to be smart cookies. At least if you know what’s ahead of you, you’ll feel more prepared. Not to scare you. That’s just our experience so far!
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    • Chi City Mom says:

      Wow Algebra in Kindergarten? I just read another study they did that pushing preschoolers to do actual school ends up being more damaging,so I am starting to be ok them just learning basics in Preschool. My daughter already knows her ABCs,counts to 20,colors,shapes,and many songs by memory,and she is not even 3 yet! I probably won’t sweat Preschool,but then Kindergarten will be another story because that is where the real work begins-thanks for the heads up!