Guest Blog Post: Top Picks for Families to do in the Area

Guest Blog Post: Mommy by the River Happy Weekend! I’m so excited March is arriving because it is the first sign that winter will be leaving us soon and also–Mommy By The River is grateful to announce a First Anniversary in March! It was one year ago that I launched this blog. It has been a journey of learning the ”blog world,”…
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02.28.2014

Guest Blog Post: Top Picks for Families to do in the Area

Guest Blog Post: Mommy by the River Happy Valentine’s Day Weekend! In honor of this festive holiday, my family will be indulging in our traditional heart-shaped pancakes for breakfast and ending the day with chocolate fondue complete with a variety of fun things to dip! Whatever your plan is, make sure to show those who…
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02.14.2014

Guest Blog Post: Elgin’s U-46 Planetarium Hosts Public Sky Show February 12, 2014

Guest Blog Post: Mommy by the River I admit it. I’ve always known that our great city of Elgin, IL had its very own Planetarium. But I’ve never taken the time to actually seek out the information. Mainly because for the past 5 years I’ve been learning how to raise a little boy! But what…
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02.12.2014

Guest Blog Post: Top Picks for Families to do in the Area

Guest Blog Post: Mommy by the River Happy weekend to you all! I’m guessing that many of you with school-age children will have a longer weekend with them since we’ll be observing Martin Luther King, Jr’s birthday. Therefore, I am including a couple of BONUS events for Monday, January 20th. Enjoy! In my Top Picks for this…
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01.17.2014

Guest Blog Post: Top Picks for Families to do in the Area

Guest Blog Post by Mommy by the River Brrrr! What’s up with this COLD? At any rate…a very Happy Friday to you all! Can you believe that Christmas is less than 2 weeks away now?  The Mommy is glad to say she just finished sending out her Christmas cards and all of our decorations are officially displayed. How is…
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12.13.2013

Guest Blog Post: FREE Books

Guest Blog Post: Mommy by the River During the first four years of my son’s life, we were regular fixtures at the Gail Borden Public Library in Elgin. We were there so often that I now know the security guards, the maintenance team, the volunteers and many of the employees on a first name basis. But like most new…
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11.22.2013

Guest Blog Post: Fun Places in Public Spaces

Guest Blog Post: Mommy by the River If you are a parent or caregiver who has preschool-age children (birth to age 6), you have daytime hours to “fill,” and you are willing to see our public spaces with fresh eyes, you may be surprised how entertained you can keep your kids with establishments right in your own…
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11.15.2013

Guest Blog Post: Top Picks for Families to do in the Area

Guest Blog Post: Mommy by the River Hello to my once a week readers! I hope you had a great one! Can you feel the holiday spirit that has begun? I have a confession to make: I’m totally excited about celebrating Thanksgiving, listening to Christmas music and decorating the house for the holidays! Between buying gifts, getting…
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11.08.2013

Guest Blog Post: Top Picks for Families to do in the Area

Guest Blog Post: Mommy by the River I hope you had a fun and fantastic Halloween! My family hit the streets for trick-or-treating around 5:00 p.m. during what seemed to be a break in the rain, so we really enjoyed our Spring-like weather and managed to do quite well in the candy department. In case you…
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10.25.2013

Guest Blog Post: Top Picks for Families to do in the Area

Guest Blog Post: Mommy by the River Hello and happy weekend to you all! The leaves are falling, the apples are ripe and the festivals are plentiful! In my Top Picks for this weekend, you will find fun events to bring your kids to in the following towns: East Dundee, Elgin, South Elgin, St. Charles and Wheaton. Best of all,…
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10.11.2013