Tips for Taking Kids to the Chicago Botanic Garden Orchid Show

The topics have come to Chicago…for a little while, at least. Confused because all you see is snow and ice on the ground? Well, I’m talking about one of the most beautiful events of the year, the Chicago Botanic Garden’s “In the Tropics” Orchid Show. This stunning display of tropical flora is giving Chicagoans a […]

What to Expect from the “Asleep with the Fishes” Shedd Program

Sleeping with the fishes? Not a good thing. Being a part of the Shedd Aquarium’s “Asleep with the Fishes” program? A GREAT thing. Out of all of the unique and amazing experiences I have had as a lifelong Chicagoan, I don’t think I have enjoyed an event more than the Shedd Aquarium’s “Asleep with the […]

Taking Your Kids to the Movies for the First Time

One of the most exciting things as a parent is watching your child go through “firsts”. First words and first steps are amazing, but it doesn’t stop there. Watching your kiddo attend the first day of school, learn to ride a bike…they are all such fun experiences. Another fun “first” to celebrate? Taking your child […]

Our Favorite Kids Crafting Classes in Chicagoland

I can remember clear as day the first crafting class I took my son to. It was one of those free Home Depot workshop classes and the project was to build and paint an ambulance. Since my son was pretty little, I did most of the hammer and nail work, but when it was time […]

Winter Essentials for Chicagoans

Winter is just about the longest season in Chicago (I mean, I have WAY too many memories of Easter egg hunts in the snow), but there are ways to make it bearable (other than booking a vacation, that is). Stock up on these winter essentials and I guarantee that you will find yourself admiring the […]

Christmas Themed Dates in Chicago

Maybe it’s all of the Hallmark Christmas movies I have been watching, but if you ask me there is nothing like a Christmas themed date. I mean, any kind of date is great now that we have kids, but when there is chocolate, snow, and twinkling lights involved, it doesn’t get any better. Luckily for […]

Discounted Tickets for Chicagoland Holiday Fun

‘Tis the season to be merry and bright…and at a discount thanks to ComEd! The energy company is extending discounts to some of Chicagoland’s best light displays again this year, as well as hosting holiday light exchanges so your house can look just like the Griswald’s…but without the high energy bill. Before you leave home, […]

Ultimate Family Playdates in Chicagoland

Looking for a special way to spend time together as a family that doesn’t involve long lines or sky high prices? Then check out these three ideas for the Ultimate Family Playdate in Chicagoland. The Family Show at the Chicago Magic Lounge Price: $15 for kids, $25 for adults Best for Ages: 5 and up […]