A Chicago Kid’s Guide to the World Series

I simply can’t believe it but a few nights ago the unthinkable happened…the Chicago Cubs advanced to the World Series of Baseball. No, I’m not dreaming. Am I’m stone cold sober, too. You see, our time is now…and we need to get our little ones up on our Cubby Blue bandwagon, don’t you think? So […]

Which Chicagoland Play Space is Right for You

Now that the weather is turning cooler and cabin fever is on the horizon, it is time to venture out and have some fun with the kiddos. One of the most popular options for Chicagoland families? Hitting up a local play space. But here’s the thing…there are some dirty, chaotic, and just plain lame play […]

How to Simplify Halloween

Halloween can be overwhelming…for parents trying to be “Pinterest Perfect,” for our already jam packed family schedules, and especially for kids who have special needs. That’s why I make a conscious effort to take a step back and keep things as simple as possible for one of the most hyped up holidays of the year. […]

A Chicago Family’s Guide to Oktoberfest

Just because you have kids doesn’t mean that you can’t enjoy a stein or two and take advantage of some of the amazing Oktoberfests going on in and around Chicagoland. Take it from me, happy parents yield happy kids so head out to one of these events, order the biggest pretzel you can find, and […]

My Favorite Parenting Short Cut: Pak’d

It’s safe to say that all of us parents are looking forward to sending our kids back to school. A return to structure, learning, playing…and packing lunches. Sigh.  Parents definitely get the short end of the stick, don’t we? There have been so many times I have pulled myself out of bed late at night […]

Why I Need a Vacation From My Summer Vacation

I need a vacation from summer vacation. Seriously. I can’t take one more day of sweating at the zoo, avoiding the scalding hot slides at the park, or packing the car one more time for a beach trip. Seriously. I just can’t do it. And for those of you who keep posting “summer please don’t […]

The Best Kids’ Consignment Stores in Chicagoland

Everywhere you look (including my blog sidebar—there are so many great sales going on right now!), there are TONS of Back to School sales going on. Which is totally awesome, but what about if you are looking for some more unique clothing that no one else at school will be wearing? Then I’m going to […]

Four Ways to Keep Kids Safe this Summer

While summer is a time for us to be a bit more carefree, staying up late and sometimes having ice cream for dinner, it is also a time to be vigilant about child safety. Pools can be very dangerous and the littlest ones are susceptible to heat stroke and exhaustion dealing with the heat and […]