Ways to Personalize the Holidays

With the fast pace of the holiday season, it can feel impersonal and rushed. I mean, how exciting is it to give or receive a gift card? You can take back the spirit of the season by taking a more personal approach to the holidays. How? Well, from ordering meaningful and personalized gifts for loved […]

Pasquesi’s–My Ultimate Holiday Headquarters

One of the worst things about the holidays is all of the errands you have to run in order to get all of the things you need to decorate for Christmas, not to mention the gifts for family and friends, as well as tracking down the other “extras” that make the holiday season so special. […]

How to Host a Gingerbread House Decorating Party

December is a time for traditions, from new and festive pajamas on Christmas Eve to cutting down your own Christmas tree fresh from the farm. Looking for an easy way to start a holiday tradition with friends and family? Then consider throwing a Gingerbread House Decorating Party. It’s fun, simple to prepare, and a delicious […]

Cyber Monday Guide for Moms

It’s the most wonderful day of the year! No, I’m not talking about Christmas or even my birthday. It’s CYBER MONDAY and I honestly can’t be more excited. Why? Because I can do all of my holiday shopping while my kids are at school and I drink coffee on the couch while shopping all the […]

Discounted Tickets for Chicagoland Holiday Fun

‘Tis the season to be merry and bright…and at a discount thanks to ComEd! The energy company is extending discounts to some of Chicagoland’s best light displays again this year, as well as hosting holiday light exchanges so your house can look just like the Griswald’s…but without the high energy bill. Before you leave home, […]

New Indoor Playground at Northbrook Court

Thank goodness for online shopping. I mean, do you know how hard it is to shop when you bring your kids along? They either manage the worst blow out you have ever seen, throw a tantrum when you won’t buy them something, or simply complain the ENTIRE time that it zaps all the joy out […]

Ultimate Family Playdates in Chicagoland

Looking for a special way to spend time together as a family that doesn’t involve long lines or sky high prices? Then check out these three ideas for the Ultimate Family Playdate in Chicagoland. The Family Show at the Chicago Magic Lounge Price: $15 for kids, $25 for adults Best for Ages: 5 and up […]

House Guest Hacks

‘Tis the season for getting together with friends and family to celebrate over food, drinks…and sometimes in cramped quarters. What to do when you want to maintain the festive holiday spirit even while sharing beds and bathrooms with out of towners? Try these stress free hacks for making houseguests guests feel at home. This post […]