Best Games for Virtual Family Playdates

After a game of Minecraft turned the highlight of our day into the most stressful one, I started researching games that kids could play together virtually that are high on fun and low on drama. I’m pleasantly surprised that so many classics from my childhood have withheld the test of time and am certain many […]

How to Create a Sidewalk Chalk Obstacle Course

There have been so many fun movements for communities to come together in a safe, socially distanced way such as craft walks, neighborhood sing-alongs and of course birthday celebration car caravans. Living on a busy corner in our neighborhood we wanted to put a smile on the face of people who walk by…in a safe […]

How to Make a Mystery Letter

The one perk of this whole Covid Quarantine? The art of letter writing is getting the love and attention that it deserves! While adults like me might prefer personalized stationary like this, kids prefer a more fun and interactive approach. My solution? Mystery Letters! No, I’m not talking about sending creepy letters made of scraps […]

Camp Covid Block Schedule for Working Parents

By now just about every parent has seen the color-coded schedules floating around the Internet, even when they are edited with sarcastic comments like “hand kids iPad” and “break up the second sibling fight of the day.” You’ve probably even seen posts from seasoned home-schoolers who are telling you to simply RELAX on the teaching […]

Tips for a St. Patrick’s Day Party at Home

There is nothing like St. Patty’s Day in Chicago…except when EVERYTHING gets cancelled. So, what are you and your little leprechauns to do? Throw a party at home! I promise that it’s easy, fun, and you can order just about everything from Target’s Drive Up or Delivery service so you can use the luck of […]

Sweet & Salty Christmas Charcuterie Platter

The halls are decked, the presents are bought, and relaxation is calling your name! Seriously though, mama, YOU DID IT! The perfect way to celebrate is totally up to you (I highly recommend a cuddle session with your family and these great Christmas books) but make sure you have some delicious treats to indulge in. […]

How to Have a Stress-Free Christmas Morning

Oh, Christmas morning. It’s when moms should TRULY shine, but we are usually too busy making sure that the coffee maker is on and taking photos of (hopefully) happy faces tearing into wrapped gifts while wiping our noses because the buildup to Christmas has let us moms RUN DOWN. But here’s the thing. There are […]

How to Keep Squirrels Away From Pumpkins

‘Tis the season for pumpkin flavored EVERTHING and for days spent at the pumpkin patch. But let’s talk about a pumpkin’s arch nemesis—the squirrel! I mean, it’s like these furry little creatures have no idea that we are trying to have Instagrammable fall décor, am I right? In all seriousness, having squirrels attack your pumpkin […]