Family Travel Checklist

It is officially that time of year when Chicagoans are fleeing for fun in the sun (I’m looking at you, Kari and Whip!). And while a vacation away from the long and brutal Chicago winter sounds like paradise, traveling back and forth with the kids is anything but. For a while, I was so petrified […]

Lumen Optical Evanston Eye Exam Giveaway

As a busy mom of two small boys, my needs typically fall on the back burner. I am usually 6-12 months overdue for doctor’s appointments because I am not only busy carting my kids to classes, activities, and THEIR appointments, but also because I struggle to find childcare so I can actually take care of […]

Storage Solutions for Busy Families

Sometimes it looks like a tornado has gone through my house. Seriously. It makes me wonder why I invest in a security system when a burglar would be stopped by the cars and Legos strewn about the floor (and my kids haven’t even seen Kevin’s antics in “Home Alone!”). But thankfully I implemented a plan […]

Holiday Books for Interfaith Families

The holidays are all about traditions. I mean, Christmas Eve isn’t complete if my family doesn’t break Oplatki before our meal and we can’t ring in the New Year without wearing our pajamas and watching “Home Alone” by the fire. So what to do when your holiday traditions don’t match up perfectly to the traditions […]

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 […]