St. Patrick’s Day Science Experiment

There are TONS of adorable St. Patrick’s Day crafts out there (and if you don’t believe me, check out my Pinterest board), but sometimes my inquisitive kiddos are looking for a bit…more. And no, that doesn’t mean more “devil’s dandruff”…err…glitter. Instead, they are looking for St. Patrick’s Day activities that involve exploration and discovery. Yours […]

Valentine’s Classroom Craft: Kindness Rocks

Ah, Valentine’s Day. A relatively made up holiday that leads to many girls (and some boys) being disappointed that they aren’t being showered in red and pink heart shaped confetti. It’s also a day when just about everyone should send their child to school with a Starbucks gift card…heck, you can even send in a […]

What to Get the Kid Who Has Everything

Stumped on what to get the kid who has everything? Well I have you covered. As fun as it is to pick out adorable dresses and light up toys, the kids don’t need any of those extra things, nor do their parents want to deal with them. What do parents and kids BOTH want? Something […]

A Parent’s Guide to Enjoying the Super Bowl

Parenting and the Super Bowl don’t tend to be the greatest combinations. I mean, there is really no way your kids will leave you alone long enough to actually know what is going on in the game (or more important, appreciate the hyped up commercials) and they will most likely consume way too many snacks […]

Easy Homemade Play Dough

So I have a love hate relationship with with play dough. I love how relaxing and therapeutic it is to squeeze and shape it…but it gives me heart palpitations (I know, I know, Virgo self has some MAJOR issues) when my boys mix together all of the colors and the expensive play dough turns into […]

Nature Centers Across Chicagoland

Looking for a way to get your kids engaged in screen free activities?  Then look no further than your local nature center.  There are many outstanding nature centers across Chicagoland where you can get lost in the beauty of the Midwest, no matter the season….and so many are free!  So get out there and get […]