Spring Break in Chicagoland on a Budget

So, let’s get honest for a second. It really sucks to scroll through your Facebook or Instagram feeds and see everyone out enjoying Spring Break on a beach while you are stuck in dreary Chicago over Spring Break. Maybe this is when someone will tell you to stop comparing yourself to other people on the […]

You’re Invited! FREE Story Time & Goodies at Lumen Optical Evanston

Looking for a fun way to spend a Friday morning during this long winter? Then you’re in luck! I’m partnering with Lumen Optical Evanston to host an interactive story time on Friday, February 24th from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. I will be reading a few of my favorite eyeglass themed books and providing some […]

STEM Inspired Learning at the DuPage Children’s Museum

Are you a bit burned out by play spaces? Then help your child take exploration up a notch by engaging in STEM inspired play at the DuPage Children’s Museum. It is one of the only places I have found that addresses all elements of STEM learning in a fun way for even the littlest of […]

7 Winter Activities That Chicagoland Families Can’t Miss

Winter in Chicago can be very L O N G. Like November through April long. I get it…it’s brutal. But here’s the thing…it can also be a beautiful. Stunningly beautiful, actually. Don’t believe me? Just check your Instagram feed the day of the first yearly snowfall. You aren’t going to see those same happy posts […]

Lumen Optical Evanston Eye Exam Giveaway

As a busy mom of two small boys, my needs typically fall on the back burner. I am usually 6-12 months overdue for doctor’s appointments because I am not only busy carting my kids to classes, activities, and THEIR appointments, but also because I struggle to find childcare so I can actually take care of […]

Easy Ways Your Family Can Give Back to Your Community during the Holidays

Is it just me or have the holidays become a commercialized MESS? Shopping on Thanksgiving when you are supposed to be arguing over politics with family (I know that isn’t just me!), dragging kids out to the stores on Black Friday to save $50 on a mediocre television…the spirit of the holidays has become lost. […]