What to Expect From a Marriott Resort Lincolnshire Staycation

How many times have you told your partner that you really need a night away from the kids but get stumped on the details?  In addition to booking a sitter, it can get overwhelming trying to narrow down affordable ideas that you haven’t already done before or weekends away that are fun enough to make […]

Winter Essentials for Chicagoans

Winter is just about the longest season in Chicago (I mean, I have WAY too many memories of Easter egg hunts in the snow), but there are ways to make it bearable (other than booking a vacation, that is). Stock up on these winter essentials and I guarantee that you will find yourself admiring the […]

Christmas Themed Dates in Chicago

Maybe it’s all of the Hallmark Christmas movies I have been watching, but if you ask me there is nothing like a Christmas themed date. I mean, any kind of date is great now that we have kids, but when there is chocolate, snow, and twinkling lights involved, it doesn’t get any better. Luckily for […]

Pasquesi’s–My Ultimate Holiday Headquarters

One of the worst things about the holidays is all of the errands you have to run in order to get all of the things you need to decorate for Christmas, not to mention the gifts for family and friends, as well as tracking down the other “extras” that make the holiday season so special. […]

Discounted Tickets for Chicagoland Holiday Fun

‘Tis the season to be merry and bright…and at a discount thanks to ComEd! The energy company is extending discounts to some of Chicagoland’s best light displays again this year, as well as hosting holiday light exchanges so your house can look just like the Griswald’s…but without the high energy bill. Before you leave home, […]

Ultimate Family Playdates in Chicagoland

Looking for a special way to spend time together as a family that doesn’t involve long lines or sky high prices? Then check out these three ideas for the Ultimate Family Playdate in Chicagoland. The Family Show at the Chicago Magic Lounge Price: $15 for kids, $25 for adults Best for Ages: 5 and up […]

Thoughtful Hostess Gifts

It’s about that time when your calendar is filled with party after party, whether if it is a work holiday party, Christmas cookie exchange, or the grand daddy of them all—Thanksgiving dinner. So while you thank your lucky stars that you didn’t get stuck with the hosting duties this year, think about how you can […]

10 “Quiet Time” Toys for Kids

Anyone else go through a period of mourning when their kids stopped napping? After weeks of fighting my boys, I finally gave up and waved my white flag of surrender. But what I found out after a few months was that we ALL needed that time away from each other and peace and quiet. So […]