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 […]

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 […]

7 Winter Activities That Chicagoland Families Can’t Miss

Winter in Chicago can be very L O N G. Like November through April long. I get it…it’s brutal. But here’s the thing…it can also be a beautiful. Stunningly beautiful, actually. Don’t believe me? Just check your Instagram feed the day of the first yearly snowfall. You aren’t going to see those same happy posts […]

Ultimate Guide to Chicago’s Popular Christmas Experiences

It may be a bit chilly, but I firmly believe that Chicago is one of the best cities to celebrate Christmas. Why? Because there are so many beautiful and unique family friendly experiences that truly capture the spirit of the holidays. The only downside is that your family isn’t the only one who wants to […]

Starved Rock State Park Secrets

Looking for a great way to enjoy the beauty of nature and fit in some exercise all at the same time? Then pack up the kids into the car and head to Illinois’ top attraction: Starved Rock State Park.  This free state park has something to please absolutely EVERYONE in the family and is a […]

Water Based Learning Activities to Get Your Kids Ready for School

Everywhere I look there are back to school advertisements and as much as I am excited for Fall (hello, pumpkin spiced lattes) why is there such a rush to say goodbye to summer?!?! I mean, there are so many fun ways to prepare for school while celebrating the heat wave that August tends to bring […]