Useful Stocking Stuffers

By the time I start thinking about stocking stuffers, I have transformed from Buddy the Elf to the Grinch. I seriously just can’t put any more effort towards creative stocking stuffers after meticulously scouring stores for the perfect clothes, toys, games, and more. So I only stuff my family’s stockings with things that they can […]

Ultimate Guide to Chicago’s Popular Christmas Experiences

It may be a bit chilly, but I firmly believe that Chicago is one of the best cities to celebrate Christmas. Why? Because there are so many beautiful and unique family friendly experiences that truly capture the spirit of the holidays. The only downside is that your family isn’t the only one who wants to […]

Easy Ways Your Family Can Give Back to Your Community during the Holidays

Is it just me or have the holidays become a commercialized MESS? Shopping on Thanksgiving when you are supposed to be arguing over politics with family (I know that isn’t just me!), dragging kids out to the stores on Black Friday to save $50 on a mediocre television…the spirit of the holidays has become lost. […]

45 Things To Be Thankful For

Let’s face it…2016 has been a ROUGH year. Violence, hatred, a heated election season…it’s been pretty miserable. Thank goodness the Cubs were able to provide a highlight in what has been an otherwise horrible year. But instead of being down in the dumps and depressed this Thanksgiving, I’m focusing on finding the joy and you […]

Splash into Big Blue Swim School in Niles!

Calling all swimmers! Our favorite swim school, Big Blue Swim School, has expanded to a new Niles location. So that means this is your chance to swim to the head of the line and pre-register your family for classes before the pool doors open this December. The brand new, beautiful facility is conveniently located on […]