Posts from: August 2016

Parenting feats that should be Olympic sports

Photo credit: Vincent Angler/Flickr


Olympic fever is alive and well in our house. The excitement of close finishes, the talented and determined athletes, the national pride..what isn’t there to love? And what I find even more inspiring is that many of these athletes are parents, which means that while training for the Olympic Games, they are also participating in the Parenting Games.


Which got me thinking about what types of “sports” there should be in the Parenting Games…...

Posted on August 04, 2016 at 12:35 PM by Amanda Simkin

Join award-winning music classes this fall! |

Part of being a kid in Chicago is rocking out with the warm, colorful, upbeat Electric Neil Firstenleit a.k.a Mr. Singer. Electric Neil leads the wildly popular bi-weekly sing-alongs at Lincoln Park Zoo, and now city kids can jam with him in a whole new way at his own musical funHaus: LeitHaus Studios Chicago! These group music lessons introduce kids to the essentials and get them excited about expressing themselves through music-making.

LeitHaus group music classes are 45-minute classes f...

Posted on August 02, 2016 at 6:02 AM by Ellie Ander