How to Throw a Galentine’s Day Party

You know how they say it takes a village to raise a child? Well, it takes a squad to support a mom. And what better way to celebrate your support system than with a Galentine’s Day Celebration? It’s a great excuse to dress up, unwind, and treat your fellow mamas like the queens they are […]

Where Kids Should Eat for Chicago Restaurant Week

Kids change A LOT of things (while you don’t get to sleep in on weekends anymore, you develop the ability to recite numerous Disney movies line-for-line) but just because you are a parent doesn’t mean that you have to skip out on Chicago Restaurant Week. Between January 24th and February 9th, over 430 restaurants showcase […]

The Best Bedtime Books

Oh, bedtime. Depending on your child’s mood, it can either be the BEST or the WORST part of your day. While all families have different night time routines that work for them, one thing element remains universal—bedtime stories. Whether you have a baby, threenager, or school aged kid who doesn’t want to be tucked in […]

Relax and Rejuvenate at The Edgewater

Now that the stress of Christmas has just about reached its peak (if you aren’t done shopping be sure to check out my gift suggestions—including what to get the kid who has EVERYTHING), let me introduce you to the ultimate of ALL HOLIDAY HACKS for us Chicago moms. No, I’m not talking about sleeping away […]

Why We Love Illumination

The Morton Arboretum has always been one of my family’s favorite places to explore. I mean, where else can you search for giant trolls or admire intricate Lego sculptures that mimic the nature around them? But if you ask me (and my boys), their crowning glory is ILLUMINATION. It is jaw-droppingly beautiful, interactive, and dazzles […]

Holiday Theatre in Chicagoland

While some of the quintessential Christmas in Chicago activities might involve tracking down the CTA Holiday Train, driving around to look at Christmas Lights, and huddling together for warmth over glogg at the Christkindle market, there’s something you shouldn’t overlook—HOLIDAY THEATRE! Because no matter your age or interest, there are so many amazing holiday shows […]

Ultimate Minecraft Gift Guide

Confession: I don’t understand Minecraft. Like…at all. Mobs, zombies, golden swords? They mean NOTHING to me. But they mean EVERYTHING to my kids. I mean, I think they want Santa to arrive on a sleigh made out of Minecraft bricks. Seriously. SO I have scoured the Internet to find the absolute BEST Minecraft gifts to […]

Where To Shop Small for the Holidays in Chicagoland

While I might love Target a bit too much, it simply doesn’t carry the unique holiday themed items that small boutiques do. So when I’m looking for a special gift for my mom, neighbor, or myself—I head to some of Chicagoland’s perfectly curated shops. I mean, there is nothing better than a handmade item from […]