How to Make a Mystery Letter

The one perk of this whole Covid Quarantine? The art of letter writing is getting the love and attention that it deserves! While adults like me might prefer personalized stationary like this, kids prefer a more fun and interactive approach. My solution? Mystery Letters! No, I’m not talking about sending creepy letters made of scraps […]

Camp Covid Block Schedule for Working Parents

By now just about every parent has seen the color-coded schedules floating around the Internet, even when they are edited with sarcastic comments like “hand kids iPad” and “break up the second sibling fight of the day.” You’ve probably even seen posts from seasoned home-schoolers who are telling you to simply RELAX on the teaching […]

Tips for a St. Patrick’s Day Party at Home

There is nothing like St. Patty’s Day in Chicago…except when EVERYTHING gets cancelled. So, what are you and your little leprechauns to do? Throw a party at home! I promise that it’s easy, fun, and you can order just about everything from Target’s Drive Up or Delivery service so you can use the luck of […]

Chicago Parent Bracket Battle Official Bracket Reveal

March is officially here, and it’s time for some madness, Chicago Style! After going through hundreds of nominations from Chicagoland parents, I am thrilled to announce the 64 family-friendly businesses who have made it into the Chicago Parent Bracket Battle: City vs. Suburbs Tournament! As a refresher, the #CPBracketBattle is broken down into family-friendly favorites […]

The Best Diverse Picture Books

The world is becoming a more beautifully diverse place. Your family’s bookshelf should, too. So I have spent countless hours scouring bookshelves at my local library and favorite book stores to narrow down this list of the Best Diverse Picture Books. Not only do they tackle tricky subjects and introduce new ideas that might be outside […]

Chicago Parent Bracket Battle–JOIN ME!

It’s getting to be one of the most MADDENING (but in a good way) times of year—Shamrock shakes are aplenty, kids’ extra-curricular activities start to ramp up, visions of Spring Break dance in our heads, and basketball brackets take over not just your social media feeds, but also the focus in your office and school […]