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 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 […]

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. […]

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. […]

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 […]

Tips & Tricks for Visiting Funtopia in Glenview

Families of multiple kids, rejoice! I found the absolute PERFECT place to spend the day that will keep all family members happy and will ensure a quick and easy bedtime for everyone: Funtopia Glenview! This unique indoor play spot is most definitely a place to put on your radar on days when the weather has […]

Banish Boredom with Pearachute

There is an abundance of unique and exciting activities around Chicagoland not just for adults, but also specifically designed for kids. The only problem? It is a full time job to stay on top of all of the different classes and experiences that are being offered—until now. That’s right, now you can find all of […]

Discounted Play in Chicagoland

The price of play can be pretty high, especially when you are looking for a way to escape your house during the cold and gross days in Chicagoland. Thankfully there are some awesome places for your kids to explore at a reduced rate. Read on to learn about discounted play in Chicagoland: Play Spaces & […]

Where Kids Can Burn Off Energy in the Chicagoland Suburbs

We’ve all sung the adorable “No More Monkeys Jumping on the Bed” a time or two to our little ones, making funny noises and bursting with delight at our children’s squeals. But here’s the cold hard truth: our monkeys really need to jump on the bed, no matter what the doctor says. And when do […]

5 Tips for Visiting the Field Museum

The Field Museum is one of the most spectacular buildings in Museum Campus because it truly has a bit of EVERYTHING.  You can learn about the past, current events, the past…it is such a wealth of knowledge is such a dramatically beautiful building.  But here’s the thing…it is such a vast museum and can be […]