Guest Blog Post: Pumpkin Trolley at Fox River Trolley in South Elgin

Guest Blog Post: O…the Places We Go **Update: I’m reposting our trip to the Fox Valley Trolley Museum since their Pumpkin Trolley will be here again on October 12 + 13, and October 19 + 20.  We had a great time and was perfect fall activity for my then one and half year old. We went to…
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10.08.2013

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

Guest Blog Post: Mommy by the River Happy October! Without question, this is my favorite month out of the entire year. Harvest festivals and fall fun are in full swing now. I finally had an opportunity to go apple picking last weekend at a wonderful little orchard and experienced my first Honeycrisp Apple!  Can anyone say,…
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10.04.2013

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

Guest Blog Post: Mommy by the River Fall is in the air! And I love it! There is so much to enjoy this season: Beautiful trees! Apples and pumpkins and gourds…oh my! Hayrides and bonfires! Little ones dressed up in costumes! And my son’s pending 5th birthday. What’s not to love? In my Top Picks for the…
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09.27.2013

Guest Blog Post: Deicke Park in Huntley, IL

Guest Blog Post: Mommy by the River If you are like me, you go to the same parks and playgrounds with your kids, week after week. You know there are many more parks in Elgin, IL and our neighboring towns, but who has time to be a super sleuth and find them? Welcome to my monthly park…
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09.09.2013

Guest Blog Post: Elgin’s Festival Park is Worth Celebrating!

Guest Blog Post: Mommy by the River Set on the edge of the Fox River, Festival Park is a gem that many have not yet visited. Here’s a general overview:  The river is available to enjoy (i.e., bring duck feed as they are sometimes around); the Metra rail line offers a constant parade of trains…
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09.03.2013

Guest Blog: International Fest Returns To Celebrate Elgin’s Cultural Diversity

Guest Blog Post: Mommy By the River As if I needed another reason to love living in Elgin, they have gone and done it again and created an event that strikes a major chord in my heart. I’m speaking of Elgin’s International Fest—also known as iFest–now in its second year. Enjoy a full day of…
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08.29.2013