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 […]

Handprint Christmas Crafts

We all spend so much time and effort thinking about the best gifts to get our little ones to make the season as magical as possible….but what about gifts FROM our little sweethearts?  There is nothing that makes a Grandma’s heart melt like a handprint ornament or something to make a big strong Daddy turn […]

Tips for Celebrating Hannukah

Chanukah…Hannukah…however you spell it, the “Festival of Lights” is nothing but F U N for all families, Jewish or not. So here are some of our tips for celebrating Hannukah at home and in our community.  Now bust out the dreidels and get reading! This post contains some affiliate links, which means that if you make […]

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 […]