A Parent’s Guide to Surviving “The Witching Hour”

In our house, it’s all fun and games until 4:30 rolls around. It’s like my boys have an internal clock that tells them to start fighting with each other and whining non stop. Basically, they turn into little terrors that make me question why I wanted kids so badly in the first place (I’m kidding. […]

Create a Cozy Home with Kith + Kin

I love to entertain. There is just something about having a house full of family and friends that makes me feel complete. It brings me so much joy to create an environment where people feel comfortable enough to raid my fridge and then curl up on the couch for a nap. But the thing is, […]

Back to School Hacks All Moms Need to Know

Going back to school is rough on EVERYONE. The students who are used to the freedom of summer, the parents who are schlepping  kids to and from school and other activities…even the dogs who are used to sleeping late in the mornings. But once you start getting into a routine, just about everything gets easier. […]

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: […]