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From Chicago City Life to Windy Wooded Roads

This is the 11th post in The Blog Backstage series about the Who, What, Where, When, Why and How behind Honestly Modern. Periodically, I share a peek behind the scenes about how and why all the magic happens to bring Honestly Modern to life. In response to a few readers who have asked for a little behind-the-scenes …

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5 Great Parks for Family Tennis in Chicago

Live in Chicago or visiting Chicago with the family and kids? Despite being an urban setting, Chicago has a plethora of really great parks for kids. Check out these five that also offer an opportunity to play some tennis and swing for the fences.  This post was sponsored by WaterWipes as part of an Influencer Activation …

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Impromptu Family Outing to See the Butterfly Release

If you don’t make time for yourself, who will? Probably no one. A few weeks ago, staring at a long list of work projects to complete and a never-ending inbox, I turned off my computer, picked up my boys early from daycare, and took them to the Peggy Norbert Nature Museum. I’ve been wanting to …

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7 Perfect Summer Play Areas for Kids in Downtown Chicago

A couple weeks ago, we took our boys to one of the big city parks not far from or apartment. As they ran around, M and I paid a little more attention to the Sears Tower as a backdrop to slides and swings, the diversity of the kids running around, and the sheer number of …

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How To Fall In Love With Your Commute

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. Find Your #Aah #CollectiveBias Last Friday, I walked home from work on a glorious, sunny summer afternoon. For seven years, rain or shine, frigid winter wind and snow or sweltering summer heat, I walked just over a mile …

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The Best Beach In Downtown Chicago for Families

Every beach has a vibe. Most of the time, it’s probably not specifically a good or bad vibe, but it’s right for a certain crowd of people. Chicago’s beaches definitely have developed targeted audiences. When we first moved to Chicago, we generally ignored Ohio Street Beach, even though it was a bit closer to our apartment. …

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Michigan: Easy Day Trip from Downtown Chicago

Living in downtown Chicago, we have so much at our fingertips. We live just a few blocks from Michigan Ave and Millenium Park (known to tourists as the Magnificent Mile and The Bean) and walking distance from Lake Michigan, the Sears Tower, and the Hancock Tower (which many tourists mistake for the Sears Tower). All …

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Girls Weekend in Chicago

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone, but you’re more than welcome to steal any of the travel plans! #ByeByeBlisters #CollectiveBias Need a girls weekend? Why not check out Chicago in the fall?! Soon enough, we’ll be wrapped up in winter coats for another six …

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