What to Expect from the Chicago Polar Express Train Ride

You know a train ride has to be good when tickets for it sell out in July. Yes, that’s right JULY. But let me tell you, there is a reason why. The Chicago Polar Express Train Ride out of Union Station is pure MAGIC. If you are looking for an incredibly memorable way to celebrate […]

Holiday Gift Guide for Chicago Moms & a GIVEAWAY

We Chicago moms have a TON on our plate. Not only do we run a household, but we oftentimes run successful businesses and marathons—literal and figurative—all at once. And with the stress that the holiday season brings, it is about time that we hard working Chicago moms take a little short cut and use a […]

How to Host a Holiday Ice Cream Bar

I know that the holidays are supposed to be all about tradition, but sometimes things can get a little monotonous, don’t you think? It is fun to get together with friends and family for the holidays but sometimes you just need to add a little something special to make your time together even more memorable […]

Cyber Monday Steals

I’m not going to lie…I get so excited for Cyber Monday it feels like my own personal Christmas. Why? Because I can get all of my shopping done while in my pajamas, I can avoid crabby shoppers and parking lot traffic jams, I can get all of my shopping out of the way so that […]

Take the Pledge to Slow Down & Savor the Holidays

Oh the rush…I mean, JOY, of the holiday season. It’s gotten a little bit ridiculous, don’t you think? Christmas tree displays are up in stores before Halloween, fist fights pop up in shopping aisles on what should be a day of thanks…it’s ABSURD. And for us parents, there is so much pressure to make the […]

Easy & Versatile Bruschetta Recipes

I challenge you to find someone who doesn’t love bruschetta. Seriously. Because I mean, can’t we all agree with Oprah that bread is simply amazing? It is incredibly adaptable, can be adjusted to take into account allergies, and a fresh loaf right out of the oven is basically a carb filled hug. So I’m reminding […]

Holiday Hacks for Moms

I could literally feel my blood pressure raise the first moment I saw Christmas trees on display (and for the record, Lowe’s, September is WAY TOO SOON). It’s not that I don’t enjoy the holidays (the lights, the food, the movies, the togetherness…I love it ALL), but it’s just that I don’t like the stress […]

Fire Zone — The Perfect Play Space for Your Little Firefighter

So…let’s get real for a second. We have been to a LOT of play spaces. There might be one or two in the Chicagoland area that we haven’t visited, but that’s mainly because I didn’t hear rave reviews about it and because, after six years of parenting, I am totally burnt out on play spaces. […]