Fool Proof Kabob Recipes

Summer is not only my favorite time because of the laid back routine (dips in the pool totally count as baths…right?!?) but also because there are so many quick, easy, and delicious meal options (and no, I’m not talking about ice cream for dinner). My favorite summer go-to meal? Kabobs on the grill. All it […]

What To Expect From Santa’s Village 60th Anniversary Celebration

Who said that holiday magic needs to be confined to the month of December? Well, they were WRONG. Yes, that’s right, you and your family can celebrate all things Santa even in the summer at Santa’s Village in East Dundee. This amusement park has something for everyone, from the thrill seekers to animal lovers and those […]

How to Win the Summer Reading Battle

As a Reading Specialist, I can tell you with 100% certainty that the summer slide is REAL. I swear, once the final bell rings, kids think that anything academic is thrown out the window. Now I’m not saying that you should have kids doing worksheets all summer long instead of drinking from the hose and […]

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 […]