What to Expect from the Chicago Polar Express Train Ride

You know a train ride has to be good when tickets for it sell out in July. Yes, that’s right JULY. But let me tell you, there is a reason why. The Chicago Polar Express Train Ride out of Union Station is pure MAGIC. If you are looking for an incredibly memorable way to celebrate […]

Holiday Gift Guide for Chicago Moms & a GIVEAWAY

We Chicago moms have a TON on our plate. Not only do we run a household, but we oftentimes run successful businesses and marathons—literal and figurative—all at once. And with the stress that the holiday season brings, it is about time that we hard working Chicago moms take a little short cut and use a […]

Take the Pledge to Slow Down & Savor the Holidays

Oh the rush…I mean, JOY, of the holiday season. It’s gotten a little bit ridiculous, don’t you think? Christmas tree displays are up in stores before Halloween, fist fights pop up in shopping aisles on what should be a day of thanks…it’s ABSURD. And for us parents, there is so much pressure to make the […]

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 […]