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 […]

Best Books to Find Mom Balance

Is there anything that moms can’t do? Seriously. It’s a legitimate question. I’ve seen moms serve as CEOs of both Fortune 500 companies as well as their own homes, be able to feed and clothe her entire family just from the items contained in her purse, and make endless sacrifices for the good of her […]

How I Teach My Boys All About GIRL POWER

It’s nearly impossible for me to go out and about with my boys without people asking me, “Are you going to go for the girl?” or “How does it feel to have only boys?” Frankly, it’s getting pretty annoying. I will be the first to admit that I was a little disappointed during my first […]

Where to See Art in Chicagoland

If there is one thing that I have learned over my almost six years of parenting, it is that kids LOVE art. Whether they are creating it themselves (preferably some place that isn’t my nice and clean house!) or observing someone else’s colorful and fun art, kids of all ages are totally and utterly drawn […]

Five Reasons Why All Chicago Families Should Take a Road Trip to Milwaukee

As wonderful as Chicago and its suburbs are, sometimes it’s great to just get away for a bit. But when you have small kids who don’t do well in the car, your options are pretty limited. That’s why I am reminding you that there is a gem of a city located right over the border…Milwaukee! […]