Where to Find Unique & Meaningful Wedding Gifts

Wedding season is officially here! I remember when I was in my twenties we would go to weddings just about every weekend, with bachelorette/bachelor parties and bridal showers sprinkled in between. Now that we are getting older (yikes!), we have fewer weddings to attend since all of our friends are now focusing on building homes […]

Where to Take Your Little Thrill Seekers in Chicagoland

It’s no secret that kids are constantly freaking out their parents with their daredevil ways. I mean, isn’t it more fun to ride your bike while wearing roller skates instead of without??! I actually have a video of my three year old doing this at our local roller rink and the decibel of my voice […]

Summer Nights in Chicagoland

Long, hot summer days getting you sticky, smelly, and totally drained? Me too. That’s why I like to hibernate in the basement with the air conditioning turned to full blast, only to emerge once the sun sets. Because let me tell you, that’s when Chicagoland truly comes alive. There are endless (many free) activities to […]

Nature Based Play in Chicagoland

Unplug. Live a simple life. Get back to nature.   All of these messages are wonderful, but let’s get real. It is HARD to fight the electronics battle when kids are involved. I even have a social media addiction that I have been trying so hard to kick. So if you are like us and […]

Healthy Summer Popsicles + a Salad Power GIVEAWAY

Summer is on the horizon and I literally CANNOT wait! My boys and I are looking forward to having a more relaxed schedule, spending hours outside, and exploring everything Chicagoland has to offer. We will undoubtedly be hitting up our favorite ice cream shops and enjoying lots of s’mores in the backyard, but this summer […]

Best Books to Find Mom Balance

Is there anything that moms can’t do? Seriously. It’s a legitimate question. I’ve seen moms serve as CEOs of both Fortune 500 companies as well as their own homes, be able to feed and clothe her entire family just from the items contained in her purse, and make endless sacrifices for the good of her […]

How I Teach My Boys All About GIRL POWER

It’s nearly impossible for me to go out and about with my boys without people asking me, “Are you going to go for the girl?” or “How does it feel to have only boys?” Frankly, it’s getting pretty annoying. I will be the first to admit that I was a little disappointed during my first […]