Quick and Easy Summer Meals with Wild Garden

Quick Summer Meals - Bulgar Bowl - www.queenofthelandoftwigsnberries.com

As much as I love summer, there is one thing I don’t like about the warm temps and long days: Being stuck inside to make a meal. I mean, who wants to be trapped inside a hot kitchen when there are beautiful sunny skies to take advantage of? That’s why I’m so glad I discovered […]

Christmas in July for Kids–Santa’s Village

Christmas in July - Santa's Village - Boat - www.queenofthelandoftwigsnberries.com

Dreaming about Christmas in July? I’m sure I’m not the only Chicagoland parent fantasizing about cooler weather (I mean, hello humidity!) and lucky for us there is a fun place to celebrate Santa and all of the joy he brings in the middle of the summer: Santa’s Village. This summertime amusement park designed for kiddos […]

Four Ways to Keep Kids Safe this Summer

Four Ways to Keep Kids Safe This Summer - www.queenofthelandoftwigsnberries.com

While summer is a time for us to be a bit more carefree, staying up late and sometimes having ice cream for dinner, it is also a time to be vigilant about child safety. Pools can be very dangerous and the littlest ones are susceptible to heat stroke and exhaustion dealing with the heat and […]

Train Trips for Chicago Families

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I hate to admit it, but the old saying that “There are two seasons in Chicago, winter and construction,” is oh so true. And is there anything worse than being hot and sweaty while sitting in traffic? Well, maybe if there are crabby and overtired kids in the car. THAT would be worse. But fear […]

Daddy & Me Playdate with Lil’ Kickers Chicago & Andrew Weeks Photography

Andrew Weeks Photography 3 boys bridge

Father’s Day is just around the corner and if you ask me, there is no better way to celebrate than some quality play time with daddy. Well, for twenty lucky Chicagoland kids and their dads, I have the ultimate play date scheduled for them!                   I am […]