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 […]

How to Raise Itty Bitty Foodies

Confession time: Up until the age of two, I solely subsisted on hot dogs. Seriously. I wouldn’t really eat anything else and since I have a stubborn Irish streak in me, my parents’ exhausted hands were tied. Now that I’m older and wiser—with a much more adventurous palette—I can see that my parents gave in […]

Meaningful Museum Memberships for Chicago Families

Let’s get real. Kids don’t need a lot of toys. I mean, how many times did you laugh at a birthday party about how the birthday child had more fun playing with the gift wrappings than the actual gift itself? And if you are a neat freak like me, the thought of cramming tons of […]

Ways to Spice Up Spring Break

Oh, Spring Break. Is there any other time that can make you bummed out about having time off and staying at home? I mean, usually people LOVE taking a day off just so they can stay in pajamas and watch Netflix all day. But when it is over Spring Break? You spend more time ogling […]

Enjoy a Luxurious Family Staycation at Hotel Palomar

What do you think of when you hear the term “boutique hotel?” For me, I imagine stunning interior design, trendy food and drink, and impeccable, personalized service. Basically a more intimate hotel with a BIG personality. What don’t I think of? Family friendly. I mean, we typically reserve our luxury hotel stays for when we […]

Where the Big Kids Play in Chicagoland

We have reached the point that I truly didn’t believe would ever happen. It started with the first eye roll I received when I suggested that we spend the day at our favorite play space. Yes, you read that right, I got an EYE ROLL when I offered to pay for us to play and […]

Valentine’s Day Guide for the Lazy Guy

So…um…guys? Valentine’s day is coming. In two days. And guess what? If you forget and don’t surprise your Valentine with something good, you will be getting a shoulder that is even colder than this frigid Chicago weather. And before you even try, there is NO WAY you can go the “I didn’t know what day […]