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 […]

Why I Need a Vacation From My Summer Vacation

I need a vacation from summer vacation. Seriously. I can’t take one more day of sweating at the zoo, avoiding the scalding hot slides at the park, or packing the car one more time for a beach trip. Seriously. I just can’t do it. And for those of you who keep posting “summer please don’t […]

Black Friday Alternatives

With all of the buzz about Black Friday and all of the shopping sales going on, I can’t help but think that family time gets ignored just to save a few dollars. So I’m sharing some of my family’s favorite ways to make awesome memories that don’t include waiting in long lines for big screen […]

How to Throw a Pumpkin Carving Party

The beauty of October with the changing leaves and the pumpkin flavored EVERYTHING has truly taken over lately…and somehow over a PSL or two you volunteered to host a pumpkin carving party at your place this year.  Don’t panic.  Because a pumpkin carving party is one of the easiest ones to throw…trust me!  Just follow […]