Our Favorite Kids Crafting Classes in Chicagoland

I can remember clear as day the first crafting class I took my son to. It was one of those free Home Depot workshop classes and the project was to build and paint an ambulance. Since my son was pretty little, I did most of the hammer and nail work, but when it was time […]

What to Expect From a Marriott Resort Lincolnshire Staycation

How many times have you told your partner that you really need a night away from the kids but get stumped on the details?  In addition to booking a sitter, it can get overwhelming trying to narrow down affordable ideas that you haven’t already done before or weekends away that are fun enough to make […]

Winter Essentials for Chicagoans

Winter is just about the longest season in Chicago (I mean, I have WAY too many memories of Easter egg hunts in the snow), but there are ways to make it bearable (other than booking a vacation, that is). Stock up on these winter essentials and I guarantee that you will find yourself admiring the […]

Christmas Breakfast Recipes

By the time I wrap and painstakingly arrange the presents under the tree on Christmas Eve, I am totally and utterly WIPED out. And when my kids wake me up before dawn to tear open their presents, my main focus is on coffee and grabbing my camera…not on creating a Pinterest worthy breakfast. So I’m […]

Christmas Themed Dates in Chicago

Maybe it’s all of the Hallmark Christmas movies I have been watching, but if you ask me there is nothing like a Christmas themed date. I mean, any kind of date is great now that we have kids, but when there is chocolate, snow, and twinkling lights involved, it doesn’t get any better. Luckily for […]