Our Favorite Kids Crafting Classes in Chicagoland

I can remember clear as day the first crafting class I took my son to. It was one of those free Home Depot workshop classes and the project was to build and paint an ambulance. Since my son was pretty little, I did most of the hammer and nail work, but when it was time […]

What to Expect From a Marriott Resort Lincolnshire Staycation

How many times have you told your partner that you really need a night away from the kids but get stumped on the details?  In addition to booking a sitter, it can get overwhelming trying to narrow down affordable ideas that you haven’t already done before or weekends away that are fun enough to make […]

Winter Essentials for Chicagoans

Winter is just about the longest season in Chicago (I mean, I have WAY too many memories of Easter egg hunts in the snow), but there are ways to make it bearable (other than booking a vacation, that is). Stock up on these winter essentials and I guarantee that you will find yourself admiring the […]

Pasquesi’s–My Ultimate Holiday Headquarters

One of the worst things about the holidays is all of the errands you have to run in order to get all of the things you need to decorate for Christmas, not to mention the gifts for family and friends, as well as tracking down the other “extras” that make the holiday season so special. […]

Discounted Tickets for Chicagoland Holiday Fun

‘Tis the season to be merry and bright…and at a discount thanks to ComEd! The energy company is extending discounts to some of Chicagoland’s best light displays again this year, as well as hosting holiday light exchanges so your house can look just like the Griswald’s…but without the high energy bill. Before you leave home, […]

New Indoor Playground at Northbrook Court

Thank goodness for online shopping. I mean, do you know how hard it is to shop when you bring your kids along? They either manage the worst blow out you have ever seen, throw a tantrum when you won’t buy them something, or simply complain the ENTIRE time that it zaps all the joy out […]

Ultimate Family Playdates in Chicagoland

Looking for a special way to spend time together as a family that doesn’t involve long lines or sky high prices? Then check out these three ideas for the Ultimate Family Playdate in Chicagoland. The Family Show at the Chicago Magic Lounge Price: $15 for kids, $25 for adults Best for Ages: 5 and up […]

New Play Space: Big Wave Bounce Park

Let’s be honest. It’s hard to find an indoor play space that is appropriate for toddlers AND big kids. Luckily there is a brand spanking NEW indoor play space in Lake Barrington that caters to both ages—and parents, too! Where is this magical place? Big Wave Bounce Park! What makes Big Wave Bounce Park so […]

Date Night at the Weber Grilling Academy

Have you been putting your relationship on the back burner since having kids? Well, first off…you aren’t alone. Secondly, I have a fun and unique idea that will heat up your next date night—The Weber Grilling Academy. The Weber Grilling Academy hosted us at no charge. All opinions are my own. You have most likely […]