Family Friendly Breweries and Beer Gardens in Chicago

Let’s face it…heading to Oktoberfest in Germany simply isn’t in the cards for many of us Chicago parents. But here’s the good news. There are tons of family friendly spots in our area to kick back, relax, and “prost” with your favorite ale without people judging you for drinking with kids in tow (just be […]

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 […]

36 of My Favorite Books

This weekend marks my 36thbirthday. I still like to deny the fact that I’m a full fledged adult, but I guess the fact that I have a career, a mortgage, and two little boys who rely on me for just about EVERYTHING further cements my title as an adult. So instead of dwelling on the […]

What to Expect From the Science Behind Pixar Exhibit

Need a comeback for when kids complain about math homework? Then head over to the Museum of Science and Industry’s newest exhibit, “The Science Behind Pixar.” This innovative exhibit gives visitors an understanding of how the Pixar team takes one simple idea and uses math and science in order to create a technological masterpiece that […]

A Taste of Great Wolf Lodge Illinois

Let’s be honest…based on my years of exploring waterparks both with and without kids, I’ve come to expect waterpark cuisine to be overpriced and underwhelming. So when I was invited to preview the menu for the brand new Great Wolf Lodge Illinois, I was expecting standard waterpark fare that wouldn’t really be something to write […]

Why Your Family Should Embrace Lifestyle Photography

Not a day goes by without a reader searching for family photo advice on my blog. From what to wear to where to have your photo session, people have a LOT of questions and concerns. And of course, the burning question of who to hire for your photo session that won’t cost you an arm […]