Splash into Big Blue Swim School in Niles!

Calling all swimmers! Our favorite swim school, Big Blue Swim School, has expanded to a new Niles location. So that means this is your chance to swim to the head of the line and pre-register your family for classes before the pool doors open this December. The brand new, beautiful facility is conveniently located on […]

A Chicago Kid’s Guide to the World Series

I simply can’t believe it but a few nights ago the unthinkable happened…the Chicago Cubs advanced to the World Series of Baseball. No, I’m not dreaming. Am I’m stone cold sober, too. You see, our time is now…and we need to get our little ones up on our Cubby Blue bandwagon, don’t you think? So […]

Which Chicagoland Play Space is Right for You

Now that the weather is turning cooler and cabin fever is on the horizon, it is time to venture out and have some fun with the kiddos. One of the most popular options for Chicagoland families? Hitting up a local play space. But here’s the thing…there are some dirty, chaotic, and just plain lame play […]

How to Simplify Halloween

Halloween can be overwhelming…for parents trying to be “Pinterest Perfect,” for our already jam packed family schedules, and especially for kids who have special needs. That’s why I make a conscious effort to take a step back and keep things as simple as possible for one of the most hyped up holidays of the year. […]

A Chicago Family’s Guide to Oktoberfest

Just because you have kids doesn’t mean that you can’t enjoy a stein or two and take advantage of some of the amazing Oktoberfests going on in and around Chicagoland. Take it from me, happy parents yield happy kids so head out to one of these events, order the biggest pretzel you can find, and […]

Tips & Tricks for Visiting Funtopia in Glenview

Families of multiple kids, rejoice! I found the absolute PERFECT place to spend the day that will keep all family members happy and will ensure a quick and easy bedtime for everyone: Funtopia Glenview! This unique indoor play spot is most definitely a place to put on your radar on days when the weather has […]

My Favorite Parenting Short Cut: Pak’d

It’s safe to say that all of us parents are looking forward to sending our kids back to school. A return to structure, learning, playing…and packing lunches. Sigh.  Parents definitely get the short end of the stick, don’t we? There have been so many times I have pulled myself out of bed late at night […]