Val and Ryan talk about grandparent babysitters, wrapping up 2021 and more

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For Windy City Weekend, Val and Ryan talked about a new age in parenting and more.

CHICAGO (WLS) -- This week on Windy City Weekend, Ryan and Val talk about paying grandmothers to babysit their grandkids. Miranda's character in the new HBO series, "And Just Like That" sparks the debate on if you would let your teenager's partner spend the night at your home. After delaying a wedding twice due to the pandemic, a bride says, "I do" to a stand-in mannequin once her fiancé gets food poisoning days before the ceremony; and parents are timing pregnancies so their child can have a "good" zodiac sign.

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Pour Moi Skincare

Did you know that just sitting in front of your phones, tablets and laptops can pre-maturely age you skin? But here's the cherry holiday news, Pour Moi Skincare Founder and CEO, Ulli Haslacher, knows how to stop that damage in its tracks in just 60 seconds! This week, Ulli brought the Merry Mask Dup Set! The Merry Mask Duo Set is a botanical mask and a rose mask that can work wonders on your skin. The best part is if you order Friday, you can receive this gift by Christmas!

Merry Mask Duo Set

Product: Botanical Mask + Rose Mask

Special Pricing: $59 + Free Shipping

Retail Value: $84

This offer is good through 12/31/21

For more information, visit their website or call (909) 243-1456.

You can also follow them on social media for more on their products and updates.

Facebook: @pourmoiskincare

Southside Blooms

Holiday shoppers can help at-risk youth get jobs and life skills training! Southside Blooms, a Chicago-based social enterprise, works with at-risk youth to provide jobs and job training to lift them out of poverty. The young people can use the skills they learn on any career path they choose. Right now, participants in the program are making eco-friendly greeting cards and wreaths.

Southside Blooms employees hand make specialty seed paper greeting cards from recycled paper pulp that they infuse with flower seeds. The young people working with the organization also create holiday wreaths out of local pine branches.

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Southside Blooms provides jobs and job training to at-risk youth on its four sustainable urban flower farms on the South Side of Chicago and one in Gary, Indiana. Southside Blooms is a project of the Chicago Eco House, a 5013c non profit organization. Every purchase from this nonprofit supports their mission of using sustainability to alleviate poverty. Learn more at

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