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 […]

Places to Hike in Chicagoland

Ever get annoyed when people tell you to “take a hike?” Well, don’t be! Because hiking is one of the absolute BEST family friendly activities to not only help you work up a sweat, but also explore the world around you no matter the weather.  Looking to branch out of your neighborhood paths? Then check […]

Spring Bucket List

Pack up the winter coats and make sure your grill is cleaned and prepped for dinner….that’s right, friends, it’s SPRING! Time to break out of our winter hibernation and enjoy longer days and lots of laughs and memories with family and friends. Stumped on what to do? Then look no further than my Spring Bucket […]

Skiing Spots for Chicagoans

Photo credit: Devil’s Head The Midwest isn’t known for its tall mountains, but there are some great slopes to hit this winter with your family in tow. Here you will find a round up of some great skiing spots for Chicagoans to shred their way through the winter. Illinois Chestnut Mountain, Galena Why we love […]

Spectacular and Free Sledding Spots in Chicagoland

Nothing says winter like racing down a bumpy hill covered in ice and snow while screaming for dear life and watching your life flash before your eyes…am I right?  So be sure to grab a sturdy sled, extra layers, and the warmest pants you have before heading out to these spectacular and free sledding hills […]