6 Ways to Have a Not So Spooky Halloween

Are you one of those parents who is SO excited to experience Halloween with your little ones but struggling to find some not-so-spooky ways to celebrate? Then I’ve got you covered! You see, my boys might be dressed as superheroes this year but they are definitely on the timid side, so we have found seven […]

Where to Take Fall Photos in Chicagoland

Don’t let the hot weather fool you. Soon Old Man Winter will show his ugly head and the first holiday card will appear in your mailbox. So now is the prime time for capturing beautiful outdoor family photos. Whether you use a professional photographer (psst…Kristen Lisa Photography has one Fall Mini Session slot left!) or […]

Find Everything Your Family Could Want at All Seasons Orchard

One of the most common questions I receive once “Back to School” ads start running is where to go in order to have the best apple picking experience. Well, after going apple picking in the Chicagoland area for years, I can tell you that there are lots of great orchards. But the thing is, each […]

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. […]

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 […]