First Day of School Letter Board Ideas

It’s that time of year when your social media feeds are absolutely FLOODED with photos of kids holding signs on their first day of school. I absolutely love seeing how my friends’ and families’ kids have grown…especially when they are dragging their feet and putting on a sour puss for the first day of school. […]

Best Ninja Warrior Parks in Chicagoland

By the time August rolls around, my boys and I are pretty burned out on the park scene. But since winter lasts about six months in Chicagoland, it is my goal to keep them outside as much as possible until the ice and snow arrives. What do I do to keep the complaints to a […]

Nature Cat: Backyard and Beyond Exhibit at KCM

With so much emphasis on screen time and structured play, it can be a challenge to get kids to explore nature. The value of unstructured, nature-based play is priceless, as you will see when your family checkouts out the new Nature Cat: Backyard and Beyond exhibit at the Kohl Children’s Museum. My family and I […]

Flytographer–My Favorite Travel Hack

I’m photo obsessed. There, I said it. I absolutely LOVE taking photos and not just to share them on social media. They are for ME. Because as most moms know, we are the keeper of ALL THE THINGS, from field trip forms to schedules to our family’s memories. You see, I snap a ton of […]

Wisconsin Dells Bucket List for Families

Wisconsin Dells is the “The Waterpark Capital of the World!®”, and with a name like that, you might think that the only family friendly activity in the area involves water. Let me tell you—that is so WRONG. Yes, there are phenomenal water parks and it is incredibly hard to resist the wave pools, slides, and […]