Chicago Parent Bracket Battle–JOIN ME!

It’s getting to be one of the most MADDENING (but in a good way) times of year—Shamrock shakes are aplenty, kids’ extra-curricular activities start to ramp up, visions of Spring Break dance in our heads, and basketball brackets take over not just your social media feeds, but also the focus in your office and school […]

How to Throw a Galentine’s Day Party

You know how they say it takes a village to raise a child? Well, it takes a squad to support a mom. And what better way to celebrate your support system than with a Galentine’s Day Celebration? It’s a great excuse to dress up, unwind, and treat your fellow mamas like the queens they are […]

Where Kids Should Eat for Chicago Restaurant Week

Kids change A LOT of things (while you don’t get to sleep in on weekends anymore, you develop the ability to recite numerous Disney movies line-for-line) but just because you are a parent doesn’t mean that you have to skip out on Chicago Restaurant Week. Between January 24th and February 9th, over 430 restaurants showcase […]

My Museum–Chicagoland’s FREE Children’s Museum

I’ve shared free Chicago Museum Days for Illinois residents before and the original mission of my blog was to create a massive list of free activities for local families, but my newest discovery is even bigger. Bigger than big, actually. I found an innovative, beautiful children’s museum in Chicagoland that is FREE. For everyone. Always. […]

Review: Ultimate Ninjas

I’m not going to lie, I DREAD the winter in Chicago. It consists of almost five straight months of my boys wrestling one another and basically climbing the walls all while I gulp coffee and obsessively check my Weather Channel app, searching for signs of Spring. But after attending a friends’ birthday party a few […]

Why We Love Illumination

The Morton Arboretum has always been one of my family’s favorite places to explore. I mean, where else can you search for giant trolls or admire intricate Lego sculptures that mimic the nature around them? But if you ask me (and my boys), their crowning glory is ILLUMINATION. It is jaw-droppingly beautiful, interactive, and dazzles […]

Holiday Theatre in Chicagoland

While some of the quintessential Christmas in Chicago activities might involve tracking down the CTA Holiday Train, driving around to look at Christmas Lights, and huddling together for warmth over glogg at the Christkindle market, there’s something you shouldn’t overlook—HOLIDAY THEATRE! Because no matter your age or interest, there are so many amazing holiday shows […]

Where To Shop Small for the Holidays in Chicagoland

While I might love Target a bit too much, it simply doesn’t carry the unique holiday themed items that small boutiques do. So when I’m looking for a special gift for my mom, neighbor, or myself—I head to some of Chicagoland’s perfectly curated shops. I mean, there is nothing better than a handmade item from […]

Gift Experiences for Chicago Kids

Prefer to have a Christmas that celebrates moments instead of things? Then check out this massive list of gift experiences for Chicago kids. This list of activities will fit just about any budget and will undoubtedly entice the jocks, the artists, and every kid in between. Play All Day Getting a play space punch pass […]