New Play Space: Big Wave Bounce Park

Let’s be honest. It’s hard to find an indoor play space that is appropriate for toddlers AND big kids. Luckily there is a brand spanking NEW indoor play space in Lake Barrington that caters to both ages—and parents, too! Where is this magical place? Big Wave Bounce Park! What makes Big Wave Bounce Park so […]

Legoland Discovery Center Chicago “Ultimate Annual Pass”

Over the years I have been asked to review hundreds of toys and there is one that always reigns supreme for its quality and creativity: the Lego brick. Whether a mini-figurine or a classic set, there is simply nothing like a Lego…except for maybe when you step on one. So I am absolutely thrilled to […]

5 Reasons to Love the Ball Factory Mount Prospect

If you’ve seen one play space, you’ve seen them all, right? WRONG. Oh so wrong. As part of my job, I am asked to review countless play spaces. Some are great and I share my finds on the blog, Facebook, and Instagram, but others are less so and I can’t in good conscience share them. […]

Where the Big Kids Play in Chicagoland

We have reached the point that I truly didn’t believe would ever happen. It started with the first eye roll I received when I suggested that we spend the day at our favorite play space. Yes, you read that right, I got an EYE ROLL when I offered to pay for us to play and […]

Fire Zone — The Perfect Play Space for Your Little Firefighter

So…let’s get real for a second. We have been to a LOT of play spaces. There might be one or two in the Chicagoland area that we haven’t visited, but that’s mainly because I didn’t hear rave reviews about it and because, after six years of parenting, I am totally burnt out on play spaces. […]

STEM Inspired Learning at the DuPage Children’s Museum

Are you a bit burned out by play spaces? Then help your child take exploration up a notch by engaging in STEM inspired play at the DuPage Children’s Museum. It is one of the only places I have found that addresses all elements of STEM learning in a fun way for even the littlest of […]

Which Chicagoland Play Space is Right for You

Now that the weather is turning cooler and cabin fever is on the horizon, it is time to venture out and have some fun with the kiddos. One of the most popular options for Chicagoland families? Hitting up a local play space. But here’s the thing…there are some dirty, chaotic, and just plain lame play […]