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 […]

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 […]

New Indoor Playground at Northbrook Court

Thank goodness for online shopping. I mean, do you know how hard it is to shop when you bring your kids along? They either manage the worst blow out you have ever seen, throw a tantrum when you won’t buy them something, or simply complain the ENTIRE time that it zaps all the joy out […]

New Park Alert: Meineke Ninja Warrior Park

Do your kids get a thrill out of seeing who can jump highest off the swings? Does the fact that they literally climb the doorways in your home drive YOU up the wall? Well, have I got the park for you. Bring your energetic little daredevils to Meineke Park in Schaumburg so that they can […]

Ways to Spice Up Spring Break

Oh, Spring Break. Is there any other time that can make you bummed out about having time off and staying at home? I mean, usually people LOVE taking a day off just so they can stay in pajamas and watch Netflix all day. But when it is over Spring Break? You spend more time ogling […]

Summer Nights in Chicagoland

Long, hot summer days getting you sticky, smelly, and totally drained? Me too. That’s why I like to hibernate in the basement with the air conditioning turned to full blast, only to emerge once the sun sets. Because let me tell you, that’s when Chicagoland truly comes alive. There are endless (many free) activities to […]

Nature Based Play in Chicagoland

Unplug. Live a simple life. Get back to nature. All of these messages are wonderful, but let’s get real. It is HARD to fight the electronics battle when kids are involved. I even have a social media addiction that I have been trying so hard to kick. So if you are like us and trying […]

Where Kids Eat Free in Chicagoland

Let’s face it, going out to eat with kids can be an….adventure. So concentrate on keeping them busy, quiet, and eating instead of worrying about the toll your wallet will be taking by frequenting these family friendly restaurants that offer FREE KIDS MEALS across Chicagoland! Here is a constantly growing list of where kids eat […]

Spring Break in Chicagoland on a Budget

So, let’s get honest for a second. It really sucks to scroll through your Facebook or Instagram feeds and see everyone out enjoying Spring Break on a beach while you are stuck in dreary Chicago over Spring Break. Maybe this is when someone will tell you to stop comparing yourself to other people on the […]