Where Kids Should Eat for Chicago Restaurant Week

Kids change A LOT of things (while you don’t get to sleep in on weekends anymore, you develop the ability to recite numerous Disney movies line-for-line) but just because you are a parent doesn’t mean that you have to skip out on Chicago Restaurant Week. Between January 24th and February 9th, over 430 restaurants showcase […]

Tips for Traveling with Other Families

“The more the merrier” can get a bit harrier when traveling with friends. You might be used to doing things a certain way while they have the opposite viewpoint and when kids are involved—then all bets are off! But now that I have successfully taken multiple trips with friends (and the amount of kids who […]

The Best Bedtime Books

Oh, bedtime. Depending on your child’s mood, it can either be the BEST or the WORST part of your day. While all families have different night time routines that work for them, one thing element remains universal—bedtime stories. Whether you have a baby, threenager, or school aged kid who doesn’t want to be tucked in […]

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. […]