Legoland Discovery Center Chicago “Ultimate Annual Pass”

Over the years I have been asked to review hundreds of toys and there is one that always reigns supreme for its quality and creativity: the Lego brick. Whether a mini-figurine or a classic set, there is simply nothing like a Lego…except for maybe when you step on one. So I am absolutely thrilled to […]

36 of My Favorite Books

This weekend marks my 36thbirthday. I still like to deny the fact that I’m a full fledged adult, but I guess the fact that I have a career, a mortgage, and two little boys who rely on me for just about EVERYTHING further cements my title as an adult. So instead of dwelling on the […]

New Park Alert: Meineke Ninja Warrior Park

Do your kids get a thrill out of seeing who can jump highest off the swings? Does the fact that they literally climb the doorways in your home drive YOU up the wall? Well, have I got the park for you. Bring your energetic little daredevils to Meineke Park in Schaumburg so that they can […]

Answers for All of Your Family Photography Questions

If you follow my Instagram feed, you know that my family and I just had a beautiful photo session with Renee Gooch of Gooch Too Photography at the jaw droopingly gorgeous Evanston Lighthouse Beach. And while the weather was sheer perfection, my boys’ behavior…wasn’t. Obviously I was stressed out about this fact and worried that […]

3 Tips for Your Troll Hunt at the Morton Arboretum

You have probably seen a crazy haired wooden beast looking out at you and your fellow travelers when driving down I-88, but don’t be alarmed. He is just one of the trolls that have invaded the Morton Arboretum thanks to the talented Danish artist Thomas Dambo. Wondering what the wooden installation buzz is all about? […]

Back to School Sleep Tips

Going back to school triggers mixed emotions for parents. On one hand we are so excited to hand those kiddos off to the teachers but on the other hand, it means back to the grind of getting the kids out the door before the bell rings. During the summer many children get used to staying […]