5 Family Friendly Sheet Pan Meals

Move over, slow cooker. You aren’t needed, instant pot. Why? Because I can GUARANTEE that you already have a magical kitchen tool that will ensure a tasty and healthy dinner with minimal clean up. What is this kitchen unicorn? A baking sheet. Seriously. Start with a baking sheet, cover it in either cooking spray or […]

My Personal Kindness Summit: 30 Day Challenge

One of the hardest lessons parents have to teach their kids is that the world is not always a very kind place. And to be honest, it’s a pretty awful lesson to have to teach. I mean, why isn’t the world a kind place? Why do we transform from happy go lucky kids to crabby […]

How to Create a Kids’ Capsule Wardrobe

Kids are expensive. The clothes, the toys, the child care, the activities…and you are expected to feed them, too?!?! Kidding. But in all seriousness, parents spend a ton of money, about $13,000 a year. Yikes! Looking for ways to trim that number? You aren’t alone. I truly think that’s one of the reasons why capsule […]

Last Minute Trips for Chicagoans

Want to put off the harsh reality of work and school for a little bit longer? Then pack up the car and hit the road. No, you aren’t going to come across palm trees on any Midwestern adventure, but you will find blue skies, sandy beaches, delicious treats, and sites so beautiful you will actually […]

Summer Boredom Bag & A Land of Nod Giveaway

The three most dreaded words in the English language? “MOM, I’M BORED!” Seriously. Hearing this drives me absolutely insane. It’s not like I don’t take my kids to fun waterparks, museums, movies, ice cream shops, berry farms…well, if you follow my Instagram account you know that we are ALWAYS doing SOMETHING. But by the time […]

Homemade Ice Cream Recipes & Inspiration

I’m not going to lie, I used to judge people who made their own ice cream. They were right up there with people who knitted their own clothing and built all the furniture in their house with their own two hands. Maybe I’m just jealous of their Pinterest perfect ways, but I just didn’t want […]