Second City Weekend

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Hi guys! We’ve been little tourists all over Chicago this past week! I really enjoy showing my boys everything including the Little Village block I grew up in (made a quick stop for pan dulce at La Espiga de Oro!) to the 10 year-old Millenium Park!  My sister-in-law and mom made the trip downtown with us to visit the Willis Tower (#SearsToMe!) and today we went to the Adler Planetarium. The boys are also enjoying time visiting great grandma and playing with all their cousins. They just happen to have so many BOY cousins, so of course, they have been totally psyched. My brother also treated all of us to an amazing BBQ dinner at a place called Lillie’s Q in Wicker Park. YUM!

It does seem like I have been eating and eating since arriving in Chicago! I have been meeting up with my sister and BFFs for various dinners too. Every time I visit here I must stop at my old time favorites such as Pequod’s on the North Side, Margarita’s and Maya del Sol in Oak Park, and for the first time, I tried a rico cafecito from Cafe Jumping Bean in Pilsen.  Lord. It’s all been soooo good.

Regardless of all the fun, I have continued to write late at night and every free moment I get. There has been lots of freelance work for me and my personal posts on this blog continue as usual. I even had an awesome photo shoot with the talented Nancy Huayek here in Chicago! I’m excited to share those pictures with you soon. Thank you for supporting my educational, parenting and lifestyle posts on other sites and for reading and engaging on brand sponsored posts that help support My Friend Betty Says. I really do appreciate it.

Enjoy!

How to Raise Kind Boys (I wrote it!)

5 Tips for the Hostess and Overnight Guest (I wrote this too!)

All about the new 9/11 Memorial and Museum (…and this one!)

Should playdates be banished?

Hilarious video (in Spanish) to watch!

This doggie video will melt your heart… (thanks, Lily!)

What I’m reading now.

While out shopping, my mom and I couldn’t decide on these trousers for me.

Did you enter the Fisher Price giveaway? Winner announced!

Have a great week! 

 

What I wore:
Madewell Popover
JCrew Toothpick Denim
TOMS Sunnies
Stella & Dot Chandeliers

Cloud Gate (“Bean”) and Jay Pritzker Pavilion Images by Tiz and My Friend Betty Says


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