A Kid’s Guide to March Madness

Is there anything better than a day filled with buzzer beaters and Cinderella stories? How about when your kids happily watch all the March Madness games WITH you? You see, we are a sports loving family and one of our most favorite times of year is when college basketball dominates TV screens across the country. […]

Why Families Should Choose an All Inclusive Vacation Resort

First things first, let’s make something clear. Hopping on a plane with kids in tow, no matter how beautiful, warm and luxurious your final destination is—that is called a trip. NOT a vacation. But that doesn’t mean that it can’t be a fun, memorable and somewhat relaxing (shocker, I know) experience. What is the secret […]

Easy Leprechaun Tricks

I’m not sure who started the Leprechaun craze, but I’m pretty sure it’s the same person who came up with the Elf on the Shelf. Basically, this person just wanted to come up with more ways to torture parents and add to our ever growing “to do” list. But since I want to be a […]

How to Support a Friend Through a Crisis

I don’t know what I would do without my girlfriends. They are my sounding boards, my cheerleaders, my car pool companions…basically they are my everything. And while these superwomen can handle whatever life throws at then, I never want them to go through a life crisis alone.  Recently, one of my wonderful girlfriends went through […]

How to Throw a Game Night Party

I honestly can’t remember the last time I was invited to a dinner party. Heck, I can’t remember the last time I hosted one. It must have been before kids because it takes a TON of work. But then again, having great conversations with friends over delicious food is something I miss dearly. An easier […]

Best Chicagoland Play Spaces for Toddlers

While my kids might have grown out of this stage, every time my nephew comes over I remember how toddlers can be absolute TORNADOES. Cute tornadoes. To them, a bookshelf filled with colorful titles is just begging to be disassembled and their strong curiosity is the reason why parents buy baby locks in bulk. As […]

Tips for Taking Kids to the Chicago Botanic Garden Orchid Show

The topics have come to Chicago…for a little while, at least. Confused because all you see is snow and ice on the ground? Well, I’m talking about one of the most beautiful events of the year, the Chicago Botanic Garden’s “In the Tropics” Orchid Show. This stunning display of tropical flora is giving Chicagoans a […]

What to Expect from the “Asleep with the Fishes” Shedd Program

Sleeping with the fishes? Not a good thing. Being a part of the Shedd Aquarium’s “Asleep with the Fishes” program? A GREAT thing. Out of all of the unique and amazing experiences I have had as a lifelong Chicagoan, I don’t think I have enjoyed an event more than the Shedd Aquarium’s “Asleep with the […]

Taking Your Kids to the Movies for the First Time

One of the most exciting things as a parent is watching your child go through “firsts”. First words and first steps are amazing, but it doesn’t stop there. Watching your kiddo attend the first day of school, learn to ride a bike…they are all such fun experiences. Another fun “first” to celebrate? Taking your child […]