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Protect your home with Amabie | Free Coloring Page | japanese folklore | Chicago Family Photographer

Meet Amabie! A spirit of Japanese folklore and protection from epidemics. It's also Wear Your Pajamas to Work Day. We have a free coloring page of Amabie for families to color and hang up in their home, whether you decide to keep your pajamas on all day today or not.

Plus, you can win a $50 gift card to our fabulous local book shop The Book Cellar. It's more important now than ever to support our independently owned businesses. Let's do our part!

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Thursday April 16, 2020



Make Up Your Own Holiday Day | Chicago Family Photographer | we are all in this together

If you have our guinea pig calendar, you know that today is Make Up Your Own Holiday Day - a perfect excuse for another jookie contest!

Here are a few ideas I came up with:

Drive Your Parents Crazy Day #thisoneisjustreallife
Hug Yourself Day #jookiejillmissesyourhugs
Make Up A Silly Song Day #thisalwaysmakesmehappy
Read a Book with an English Accent Day #makemarypoppinsproud
Make a Fort Inside Your House Day #thisisaholidayalready
Play Your Xylophone Day #imvotingforthisone!
Wear Your Shirt Backwards Day #getanextradayofuse!
Stop Motion App Day #keepkidsoccupied
FaceTime Family Portrait Day #coronavirusfamilyportrait 

And now it's your turn. :-)

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Monday March 30, 2020


Absolutely Incredible Kid Day | $50 Timeless Toys Gift Card | Chicago Family Photographer

Yesterday, March 19th, was Absolutely Incredible Kid Day. Take a moment to write a note to your kiddos, however short, however long, telling them why you think they are a pretty awesome part of your family, and share it with me either via email or through the jookie social media pages, I will enter each note into a Giveaway for a $50 Gift Card to Timeless Toys, our Absolutley Incredible Neighborhood Toy Store.

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Friday March 20, 2020




Our 2019 Pancake jookie contest winners!

A big thanks to all of our participants who brought Pancake jookie along with them on their travels last summer. From Wrigley to the the Grand Canyon to the land down under, and places in between, here are the official winners!

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Thursday January 30, 2020




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