Date Night at the Weber Grilling Academy

Have you been putting your relationship on the back burner since having kids? Well, first off…you aren’t alone. Secondly, I have a fun and unique idea that will heat up your next date night—The Weber Grilling Academy. The Weber Grilling Academy hosted us at no charge. All opinions are my own. You have most likely […]

Family Friendly Breweries and Beer Gardens in Chicago

Let’s face it…heading to Oktoberfest in Germany simply isn’t in the cards for many of us Chicago parents. But here’s the good news. There are tons of family friendly spots in our area to kick back, relax, and “prost” with your favorite ale without people judging you for drinking with kids in tow (just be […]

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 […]

Where to Keep Cool in Chicago This Summer

Chicago basically has two seasons: winter and HOT, STICKY, and STEAMY summer. So even though we are thrilled when school lets out and the weather heats up, we also dread it because slides are too hot to play, baseball stadiums feel like saunas, and it smells like sweat EVERYWHERE. Don’t even get me started on […]

What to Expect From the Science Behind Pixar Exhibit

Need a comeback for when kids complain about math homework? Then head over to the Museum of Science and Industry’s newest exhibit, “The Science Behind Pixar.” This innovative exhibit gives visitors an understanding of how the Pixar team takes one simple idea and uses math and science in order to create a technological masterpiece that […]

Why Your Family Should Embrace Lifestyle Photography

Not a day goes by without a reader searching for family photo advice on my blog. From what to wear to where to have your photo session, people have a LOT of questions and concerns. And of course, the burning question of who to hire for your photo session that won’t cost you an arm […]