Thoughtful Hostess Gifts

It’s about that time when your calendar is filled with party after party, whether if it is a work holiday party, Christmas cookie exchange, or the grand daddy of them all—Thanksgiving dinner. So while you thank your lucky stars that you didn’t get stuck with the hosting duties this year, think about how you can […]

10 “Quiet Time” Toys for Kids

Anyone else go through a period of mourning when their kids stopped napping? After weeks of fighting my boys, I finally gave up and waved my white flag of surrender. But what I found out after a few months was that we ALL needed that time away from each other and peace and quiet. So […]

Chicago Botanic Garden “Night of 1,000 Jack-o’-Lanterns”

Love jack-o-lanterns but afraid of slicing off a finger while carving? Then do I have the answer for you! Head on over to the Chicago Botanic Garden for their annual “Night of 1,000 Jack-o’-Lanterns.” What can you expect from this beautiful and jaw dropping display? What to Expect from the Night of 1,000 Jack-o’-Lanterns   […]

Spiked Apple Cider

Now that you’ve decorated the house, decided on costumes and headed to a pumpkin patch or two, now is the time to focus on how to make YOUR Halloween the most delicious it can be. I’m talking about ensuring that your trick-or-treating includes a steaming mug of my favorite spiked apple cider. This post contains […]

New Play Space: Big Wave Bounce Park

Let’s be honest. It’s hard to find an indoor play space that is appropriate for toddlers AND big kids. Luckily there is a brand spanking NEW indoor play space in Lake Barrington that caters to both ages—and parents, too! Where is this magical place? Big Wave Bounce Park! What makes Big Wave Bounce Park so […]

Date Night at the Weber Grilling Academy

Have you been putting your relationship on the back burner since having kids? Well, first off…you aren’t alone. Secondly, I have a fun and unique idea that will heat up your next date night—The Weber Grilling Academy. The Weber Grilling Academy hosted us at no charge. All opinions are my own. You have most likely […]