How to Plan the BEST Birthday Party in the Northwest Suburbs

Now that I’m a mom, it seems as though most weekends include at least one birthday party. And it’s great. I mean, who doesn’t love adding a sprinkled cupcake to their weekend agenda? But here’s the thing. Once it comes time to plan your child’s birthday, it can become a challenge to think of a […]

Where Kids Eat Free in Chicagoland

Let’s face it, going out to eat with kids can be an….adventure. So concentrate on keeping them busy, quiet, and eating instead of worrying about the toll your wallet will be taking by frequenting these family friendly restaurants that offer FREE KIDS MEALS across Chicagoland! CITY OF CHICAGO Crosby’s Kitchen, Southport Corridor—Daily from 4:00-6:30 p.m. […]

The Best Picture Books to Inspire Creative Thinkers

Stay in single file line. Keep your hands to yourself. No talking.  Life can be a bit boring sometimes when you’re a little kid. We adults impose so many rules that sometimes we forget to encourage them to showcase their unique personalities. So that’s when I pull out my favorite resource for connecting with kids: […]

Spring Break in Chicagoland on a Budget

So, let’s get honest for a second. It really sucks to scroll through your Facebook or Instagram feeds and see everyone out enjoying Spring Break on a beach while you are stuck in dreary Chicago over Spring Break. Maybe this is when someone will tell you to stop comparing yourself to other people on the […]

My Favorite Organic Baby Products

It seems like everywhere you look, products are becoming more “green” and “all natural”–and for good reason. There are so many toxins out in the world that we ingest, whether we like it or not. The great thing is that as a parent, you can make a conscious choice to avoid many harmful ingredients simply […]

You’re Invited! FREE Story Time & Goodies at Lumen Optical Evanston

Looking for a fun way to spend a Friday morning during this long winter? Then you’re in luck! I’m partnering with Lumen Optical Evanston to host an interactive story time on Friday, February 24th from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. I will be reading a few of my favorite eyeglass themed books and providing some […]

Why Families Should Attend MLB Spring Training

It is no secret that our family is baseball crazy, especially now that we can refer to our boys in blue as World Champions (words can’t describe how amazing it feels to type that, but I digress…). Since Wrigley can be absolutely frigid and miserable before June rolls around, I want to remind you of […]

Valentines Moms REALLY Want

Valentine’s Day is coming up, and men everywhere are trying to figure out how to make the women (hopefully just ONE woman, actually) in their lives swoon. But here’s the thing…we moms don’t need flowers, chocolates, or wine. Those should be surprises for when we have a really crappy day at work or are up […]