Our Camp Galileo Arlington Heights Experience

STEM is all the rage right now in schools, but that doesn’t mean that your child has to take a break from science, technology, engineering and math over the summer. Instead, take a look at Camp Galileo/Galileo Summer Quest, a fun hands-on summer camp experience that encourages kids from pre-K through 8thgrade to become learning […]

Where to Keep Cool in Chicago This Summer

Chicago basically has two seasons: winter and HOT, STICKY, and STEAMY summer. So even though we are thrilled when school lets out and the weather heats up, we also dread it because slides are too hot to play, baseball stadiums feel like saunas, and it smells like sweat EVERYWHERE. Don’t even get me started on […]

A Taste of Great Wolf Lodge Illinois

Let’s be honest…based on my years of exploring waterparks both with and without kids, I’ve come to expect waterpark cuisine to be overpriced and underwhelming. So when I was invited to preview the menu for the brand new Great Wolf Lodge Illinois, I was expecting standard waterpark fare that wouldn’t really be something to write […]

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 […]

5 Reasons to Love the Ball Factory Mount Prospect

If you’ve seen one play space, you’ve seen them all, right? WRONG. Oh so wrong. As part of my job, I am asked to review countless play spaces. Some are great and I share my finds on the blog, Facebook, and Instagram, but others are less so and I can’t in good conscience share them. […]