How to Have the Ultimate Chicago Staycation

I know that I can’t be the only mom who sometimes stops what she is doing, looks at the mountains of laundry before her and mutters to herself, “I need a vacation.” But a vacation when you are a mom can be anything but relaxing. The planning, the packing, keeping your kids content on the […]

How Hyundai Hope on Wheels Is Helping Kids Fight Cancer

I’m not going to lie, cars have never really interested me. Instead of viewing them as prized pieces of machinery with finesse and power, I simply considered them as vehicles that transported me from one place to another. But last week, all of that changed. Why? Because I attended an event where I learned all […]

Where to Take Fall Photos in Chicagoland

Don’t let the hot weather fool you. Soon Old Man Winter will show his ugly head and the first holiday card will appear in your mailbox. So now is the prime time for capturing beautiful outdoor family photos. Whether you use a professional photographer (psst…Kristen Lisa Photography has one Fall Mini Session slot left!) or […]

Where to Take Your Little Thrill Seekers in Chicagoland

It’s no secret that kids are constantly freaking out their parents with their daredevil ways. I mean, isn’t it more fun to ride your bike while wearing roller skates instead of without??! I actually have a video of my three year old doing this at our local roller rink and the decibel of my voice […]

Summer Nights in Chicagoland

Long, hot summer days getting you sticky, smelly, and totally drained? Me too. That’s why I like to hibernate in the basement with the air conditioning turned to full blast, only to emerge once the sun sets. Because let me tell you, that’s when Chicagoland truly comes alive. There are endless (many free) activities to […]

Where to See Art in Chicagoland

If there is one thing that I have learned over my almost six years of parenting, it is that kids LOVE art. Whether they are creating it themselves (preferably some place that isn’t my nice and clean house!) or observing someone else’s colorful and fun art, kids of all ages are totally and utterly drawn […]