Category Archives: NWI Moms

Northwest Indiana local happenings, kid stuff and great deals for my NWI PThirty1s.

2014 NWI Free Summer Fun Calendar (For Working Moms)

fun in the park

fun in the park

It took a while for me to finish my summer fun calendar this year. It’s like the season just crept up on me. I mean really, it was winter and snowing and Jack Frost and what not and then all of a sudden it was 80 degrees! Just like that!

While there are lots of happenings around town this summer, I had to rethink everything I could list. For one, I started this calendar years ago as a way to keep me on track with fun and free stuff to do with the kids. But for two, and perhaps most importantly for this calendar, I am a working mom. So while I’d love to include everything going on during the daytime while I’m at work and the kids are in camp or at grandma’s, it’s just not my reality – what’s more, it’s a lot of work since there’s way more daytime stuff than after work stuff. It’s my firm belief working moms in Northwest Indiana are few and far in between HA!

So without further adieu, I’m sharing with you everything I’ve compiled that’s free. If you have something to add, feel free to leave a comment and I’ll update the list.

Carpe diem, y’all! 😉

2014 NWI summer fun-June

fun in the library: making ice cream

fun in the library: making ice cream

PThirty1 Two-Week Meal Plan March 2 to March 15

So I have a secret to tell you. Last week month, I bit off waaaay more than I can chew. I mean waaaay more! I had something going on just about every weekend PLUS projects at work kept me working late PLUS kids activities during the week kept me busy, biz-zay!!!  I fell behind inContinue Reading

My Plant-based Grocery List: 8/29 – 9/4 (Chicago and NW Indiana)

Every other Thursday, I make my list for groceries from several stores that I consider low-price leaders in the Chicago area. I will always share my plant-based groceries here with you. Fresh fruits and vegetables and plant-based foods can be expensive, but I think our health is sooo worth it – don’t you? Hopefully theseContinue Reading

My Plant-based Grocery List: 8/15 – 8/21 (Chicago & NW Indiana)

Every other Thursday, I make my list for groceries from several stores that I consider low-price leaders in the Chicago area. I will always share my plant-based groceries here with you. Fresh fruits and vegetables and plant-based foods can be expensive, but I think our health is sooo worth it – don’t you? Hopefully theseContinue Reading

My Plant-based Grocery List: June 26 to July 4, 2013 (Chicago & NW Indiana)

Every other Thursday, I make my list for groceries from several stores that I consider low-price leaders in the Chicago area. I will always share my plant-based groceries here with you. Fresh fruits and vegetables and plant-based foods can be expensive, but I think our health is sooo worth it – don’t you? Hopefully theseContinue Reading

PThirty1 Chicago & NWI Kids Eat Free List

Who are we kidding? It’s summer and NO ONE wants to be in the kitchen right now! Slaving over a hot stove while hungry, growling stomachs inquire, “What’s for dinner?” or “Is it done yet?” every 5 minutes?  Ain’t nobody got time for that!!!! I haven’t posted a recipe in a while. Why? Because it’sContinue Reading

2013 NWI Summer Fun Calendar

Every year as summer draws nigh, I research freebie events at my favorite family spots around Chicago and Northwest Indiana (NWI). I add these events to what I call the Cunningham Summer Fun Calendar. The kids have come to look forward to it. I have learned to use the daily events as a means toContinue Reading

My Plant-based Grocery List: 5/8 to 5/15/13 (Chicago & NW Indiana)

Every other Thursday, I make my list for groceries from several stores that I consider low-price leaders in the Chicago area. I will always share my plant-based groceries here with you. Fresh fruits and vegetables and plant-based foods can be expensive, but I think our health is sooo worth it – don’t you? Hopefully theseContinue Reading