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Kids Expo 2015

    We hope everyone is looking forward to the 2015 Kids Expo! We have a lot of new attractions and stage events, which will make this the best Kids Expo to date.  Multiple exhibitors will be participating from previous years as well as several new ones that cannot wait for the Expo in March.   We […]

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Five Tips for a Peaceful Stepfamily Holiday

By Gayla Grace   The holidays descended upon us quickly after my husband and I married mid-October and began our new life together. My expectations of a joyous holiday season faded as the reality of combining two households with different traditions and outside family members settled on us. I wasn’t prepared for the chaos and heartache that […]

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Time for Pine: Best Christmas Tree Locations 2015

                  The Holiday Season is, in my opinion, the best time of year. Snow and cheer is in the air along with the smell of pine and cookies. The world around us becomes bright with lights, songs, and decorations that create magic as well as a festive […]

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USA Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Chris Bruno, a machinist's mate from New Lenox Ill., is serving aboard the USS Henry M. Jackson (SSBN 730) Blue Crew … [Read More...]

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Family is my life’s purpose?

In September 2005 I realized my life’s purpose. Once I felt it, I knew there was nothing that could stop me.I wanted to have a baby expo and a kids expo and had a vision of starting a publication dedicated to Chicagoland families. I wanted it to inspire, help families in need and be a credible resource, something families could turn to for valuable information, support and ideas on how to spend quality time together. With that dream, Family Time Magazine was born to serve the City of Chicago and the south, west and north suburbs.

 

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The Ultimate Chicagoland Family Fun Adventure
 
The Baby and Kids is the biggest Chicagoland event ! Kids Expo is a one of a kind event that takes place in September and March every year. The Expo provides attendees with all the latest information on Kids Babies and Family Entertainment, Education, Summer Camps, Birthday Parties, Health and Wellness, Vacation Destinations and more. Last years expo had over 150 vendors and 16,000 attendees.

 

As always, the first 3000 attendees receive a Free Goodie Bag filled with T-shirts, samples, coupons, and free ticket offers. All attendees are encouraged to visit our sweepstakes booth. There is no fee to enter and winners do not need to be present to win exciting prizes like All Terrain Vehicles, Scooters, and Maru Dolls. Once inside the Expo, kids can participate in free activities like climbing rock walls, riding the Ferris wheel , or even making their own music video. Live performances take place on the main stage all day long and free samples are passed out at various booths.

 

Don’t miss Kids Expo 2015 taking place on March 28 and 29, 2015 at the Tinley Park Convention Center, 18501 S. Harlem (I-80 and Harlem.)

 

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