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 […]

Date Night at the Weber Grilling Academy

Have you been putting your relationship on the back burner since having kids? Well, first off…you aren’t alone. Secondly, I have a fun and unique idea that will heat up your next date night—The Weber Grilling Academy. The Weber Grilling Academy hosted us at no charge. All opinions are my own. You have most likely […]

Our Favorite Family Photographers

Grab a pumpkin spice latte, huddle under a cable knit blanket and dig in to the most controversial post I will ever write. Are you ready? No, I’m not talking politics (but I’m sure you all know what side I am on), nor am I talking about vaccinations or breastfeeding. My hot topic? Fall photos. […]

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 […]