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 […]

Healthy Summer Popsicles + a Salad Power GIVEAWAY

Summer is on the horizon and I literally CANNOT wait! My boys and I are looking forward to having a more relaxed schedule, spending hours outside, and exploring everything Chicagoland has to offer. We will undoubtedly be hitting up our favorite ice cream shops and enjoying lots of s’mores in the backyard, but this summer […]

The Best Picture Books to Inspire Creative Thinkers

Stay in single file line. Keep your hands to yourself. No talking.  Life can be a bit boring sometimes when you’re a little kid. We adults impose so many rules that sometimes we forget to encourage them to showcase their unique personalities. So that’s when I pull out my favorite resource for connecting with kids: […]

Spring Break in Chicagoland on a Budget

So, let’s get honest for a second. It really sucks to scroll through your Facebook or Instagram feeds and see everyone out enjoying Spring Break on a beach while you are stuck in dreary Chicago over Spring Break. Maybe this is when someone will tell you to stop comparing yourself to other people on the […]

Winter Survival Kit for Moms

I miss the sun. Seriously. Day after day of gloom and doom is finally taking its toll and make me fantasize about moving to Florida. And since taking a trip to the tropics isn’t in the cards for us right now, I’ve been looking for ways to keep me sane during this looooooong winter. Thankfully […]

Storage Solutions for Busy Families

Sometimes it looks like a tornado has gone through my house. Seriously. It makes me wonder why I invest in a security system when a burglar would be stopped by the cars and Legos strewn about the floor (and my kids haven’t even seen Kevin’s antics in “Home Alone!”). But thankfully I implemented a plan […]