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 […]

Best Chicagoland Play Spaces for Toddlers

While my kids might have grown out of this stage, every time my nephew comes over I remember how toddlers can be absolute TORNADOES. Cute tornadoes. To them, a bookshelf filled with colorful titles is just begging to be disassembled and their strong curiosity is the reason why parents buy baby locks in bulk. As […]

Tips for Taking Kids to the Chicago Botanic Garden Orchid Show

The topics have come to Chicago…for a little while, at least. Confused because all you see is snow and ice on the ground? Well, I’m talking about one of the most beautiful events of the year, the Chicago Botanic Garden’s “In the Tropics” Orchid Show. This stunning display of tropical flora is giving Chicagoans a […]

Taking Your Kids to the Movies for the First Time

One of the most exciting things as a parent is watching your child go through “firsts”. First words and first steps are amazing, but it doesn’t stop there. Watching your kiddo attend the first day of school, learn to ride a bike…they are all such fun experiences. Another fun “first” to celebrate? Taking your child […]

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. […]