Best Ninja Warrior Parks in Chicagoland

By the time August rolls around, my boys and I are pretty burned out on the park scene. But since winter lasts about six months in Chicagoland, it is my goal to keep them outside as much as possible until the ice and snow arrives. What do I do to keep the complaints to a […]

Nature Cat: Backyard and Beyond Exhibit at KCM

With so much emphasis on screen time and structured play, it can be a challenge to get kids to explore nature. The value of unstructured, nature-based play is priceless, as you will see when your family checkouts out the new Nature Cat: Backyard and Beyond exhibit at the Kohl Children’s Museum. My family and I […]

What To Expect From Santa’s Village 60th Anniversary Celebration

Who said that holiday magic needs to be confined to the month of December? Well, they were WRONG. Yes, that’s right, you and your family can celebrate all things Santa even in the summer at Santa’s Village in East Dundee. This amusement park has something for everyone, from the thrill seekers to animal lovers and those […]

Free Things to Do in Chicagoland This Summer

Summer is here and it is time for F U N. Think your budget for activities will hold you back? Think again! There are so many free family friendly activities throughout Chicagoland so don’t stress that your budget is limited. Don’t believe me? Then check out this list of 25 free things to do this […]

Why Your Family Needs to Attend a Kane County Cougars Game

Ever since my boys joined a baseball team, complete with adorable uniforms—and cups!—they have been all about living the baseball life. I mean, I even caught my six year old trying to use his glove as a pillow when I tucked him in for bed. So when the Kane County Cougars invited us to check […]

Where to Take Lego Lovers in Chicagoland

I have a love/hate relationship with Legos. I love that they promote creative, screen-free play but I cannot STAND the messy process. So to save my feet and my sanity, I have rounded up the BEST places to take Lego lovers in Chicagoland. Just be sure to act fast since some of the cool Lego […]

Sensory Friendly Play in Chicagoland

While Chicagoland is a city filled with non stop fun and excitement, what about when still you want the fun but with a little less of the overwhelming excitement? Well, I’m happy to report that lots of Chicagoland family favorites offer sensory friendly playtime not just in April for Autism Awareness Month, but all year […]

Chicagoland Touch a Truck Events for 2019

The snow is melting, the days are growing longer…that means ONE thing: the beginning of Touch a Truck season! This is the best time to be a kid (or a kid at heart) because there are so many FREE opportunities to get up close and personal with street sweepers, back hoes, fire trucks…just about every […]