What to Wear to Thanksgiving

Easter is all about pastels, Christmas calls for all things plaid, and New Year’s Eve simply isn’t special without sparkles. But Thanksgiving? It’s easy to get stumped on what to wear to Thanksgiving. If you are cooking you don’t want to mess up one of your favorite outfits, and if you are attending a Thanksgiving […]

White Castle Turkey Stuffing Recipe

I know everyone oohs and aahs about the turkey at Thanksgiving but to be honest, there’s a different dish that truly makes Thanksgiving dinner my FAVORITE meal of the year—stuffing. And while there are tons of different ways to make delicious stuffing, I want to share my new favorite secret ingredient—White Castle Sliders! Yes, that’s […]

Tips for Raising Grateful Kids

With all the hustle and bustle of the holidays, it can get hard to remember why the holiday season is so magical. So we make a conscious effort starting in November, which is considered to be “Gratitude Month,” to make gratefulness an important topic of discussion in our home. Not only does it remind us […]

Thanksgiving Dinner Essentials

Let’s be honest—Thanksgiving dinner is THE meal of the year. There’s no doubt about it. And when you are hosting? The pressure is ON. So in order to have the most successful dinner possible (sorry but I can’t do much about creepy uncles or overserved grandparents), I’ve compiled a list of Thanksgiving Kitchen Essentials. From […]

Cloud Buster at the Chicago Children’s Museum

As must have noticed by the EPIC snowfall on Halloween, it’s just about time for us Chicago parents to start creating our lists of where to take our energy filled kids when the weather isn’t cooperating. The Chicago Children’s Museum has always been on our list, and now with the new Cloud Buster exhibit, it’s […]

Trick-or-Treating in Cold and Rainy Chicago

Raise your hand if you saw the forecast for Thursday and secretly cursed yourself for living in Chicago? Well, now that we have gotten our anger out, it’s time to prepare for the frigid Halloween temperatures (I’m just going to ignore the snow part of the forecast, ok?). While I can’t promise that your child […]

What to Wear in Holiday Family Photos

You’ve scoured the Internet to find the perfect photographer (if you haven’t already found him or her, get ready to drool over Kristen Lisa Photography), and have scoped out the perfect photo backdrop, but now it’s time for the biggest challenge—what to wear in holiday family photos. I mean, you want to look festive for […]

How to Keep Squirrels Away From Pumpkins

‘Tis the season for pumpkin flavored EVERTHING and for days spent at the pumpkin patch. But let’s talk about a pumpkin’s arch nemesis—the squirrel! I mean, it’s like these furry little creatures have no idea that we are trying to have Instagrammable fall décor, am I right? In all seriousness, having squirrels attack your pumpkin […]