Free Things to Do in Chicagoland This Summer

Summer is here and it is time for F U N. Think your budget for activities will hold you back? Think again! There are so many free family friendly activities throughout Chicagoland so don’t stress that your budget is limited. Don’t believe me? Then check out this list of 25 free things to do this […]

Why Your Family Needs to Attend a Kane County Cougars Game

Ever since my boys joined a baseball team, complete with adorable uniforms—and cups!—they have been all about living the baseball life. I mean, I even caught my six year old trying to use his glove as a pillow when I tucked him in for bed. So when the Kane County Cougars invited us to check […]

Fun Ways to Give a Gift Card

It’s that time of year when those Pinterest perfect moms make the rest of us feel like crap since we are overwhelmed by the chaos that is May and the last thing on our minds is creating an adorable, Instagram-worthy teacher gift. But have no fear, you have a former teacher here who wants to […]

Volta by Cirque du Soleil

It can be hard finding a theatrical performance that is appropriate for the entire family. Some shows tackle more mature topics or are solely geared towards little ones, while others may be intimidating—or even worse—boring to kids. But you can put your worries aside when you take your family to see “Volta” by Cirque du Soleil. […]

Where to Take Lego Lovers in Chicagoland

I have a love/hate relationship with Legos. I love that they promote creative, screen-free play but I cannot STAND the messy process. So to save my feet and my sanity, I have rounded up the BEST places to take Lego lovers in Chicagoland. Just be sure to act fast since some of the cool Lego […]

Relaunch Your Career with iRelaunch

I honestly don’t really remember much about my life before I was a mom. It’s all kind of a haze, but I think I was able to sleep in on the weekends, had much more style than I do now, and I remember having an exciting career as a teacher and school administrator. And while […]

Get in the Photo, Moms!

I am a picture person. I simply LOVE them. If I don’t have my phone with me when we are out and about I get a nervous twitch (and not just because of my work demands), and I am happy to cart around my giant camera if that means that I will get high quality […]

Busy Weeknight Dinner Hacks

There’s something about Spring that sends moms like me into panic mode. Maybe it’s scrambling to set up summer plans so my kids aren’t at each other’s throats on a daily basis, or it’s because of the crazy sports schedule (these rain make up baseball and soccer sessions are slowly killing me), or it’s the […]