My Museum–Chicagoland’s FREE Children’s Museum

I’ve shared free Chicago Museum Days for Illinois residents before and the original mission of my blog was to create a massive list of free activities for local families, but my newest discovery is even bigger. Bigger than big, actually. I found an innovative, beautiful children’s museum in Chicagoland that is FREE. For everyone. Always. […]

Clean Out the Fridge Soup

While I might LOATHE the winter and spend hours upon hours searching for spots where my boys can burn all of their pent-up energy, there is one great thing about it: SOUP SEASON. Not only do I love to eat soup, I love to make it because it is so incredibly easy to prepare. My […]

Review: Ultimate Ninjas

I’m not going to lie, I DREAD the winter in Chicago. It consists of almost five straight months of my boys wrestling one another and basically climbing the walls all while I gulp coffee and obsessively check my Weather Channel app, searching for signs of Spring. But after attending a friends’ birthday party a few […]

Free Chicago Museum Days Winter 2020

The holidays are over, the cold is here and it’s time for all of us parents to SCRAMBLE to find ways to keep our kids from climbing the walls without draining our wallets even further. Luckily, Chicagoland museums have our back this winter. Save this post (and by all means, share it with your friends, […]

Where to Burn Energy Over Winter Break

As relaxing as Winter Break might sound (no alarms in the morning, a respite from homework and packing school lunches, etc.), experienced moms like me know that it will slowly morph into days filled with snack requests and kids complaining that they are bored—while being surrounded by brand-new Christmas presents. How can you keep your […]

Sweet & Salty Christmas Charcuterie Platter

The halls are decked, the presents are bought, and relaxation is calling your name! Seriously though, mama, YOU DID IT! The perfect way to celebrate is totally up to you (I highly recommend a cuddle session with your family and these great Christmas books) but make sure you have some delicious treats to indulge in. […]

Relax and Rejuvenate at The Edgewater

Now that the stress of Christmas has just about reached its peak (if you aren’t done shopping be sure to check out my gift suggestions—including what to get the kid who has EVERYTHING), let me introduce you to the ultimate of ALL HOLIDAY HACKS for us Chicago moms. No, I’m not talking about sleeping away […]

How to Have a Stress-Free Christmas Morning

Oh, Christmas morning. It’s when moms should TRULY shine, but we are usually too busy making sure that the coffee maker is on and taking photos of (hopefully) happy faces tearing into wrapped gifts while wiping our noses because the buildup to Christmas has let us moms RUN DOWN. But here’s the thing. There are […]

Why We Love Illumination

The Morton Arboretum has always been one of my family’s favorite places to explore. I mean, where else can you search for giant trolls or admire intricate Lego sculptures that mimic the nature around them? But if you ask me (and my boys), their crowning glory is ILLUMINATION. It is jaw-droppingly beautiful, interactive, and dazzles […]