Homemade Ice Cream Recipes & Inspiration

I’m not going to lie, I used to judge people who made their own ice cream. They were right up there with people who knitted their own clothing and built all the furniture in their house with their own two hands. Maybe I’m just jealous of their Pinterest perfect ways, but I just didn’t want […]

Where to Find Unique & Meaningful Wedding Gifts

Wedding season is officially here! I remember when I was in my twenties we would go to weddings just about every weekend, with bachelorette/bachelor parties and bridal showers sprinkled in between. Now that we are getting older (yikes!), we have fewer weddings to attend since all of our friends are now focusing on building homes […]

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 […]