The Twig ‘n Berry Cocktail

There is always some new speciality drink making the rounds at the swankiest bars and restaurants, whether it is a hand crafted cocktail that features elderberry syrup or a new twist on a Moscow Mule. But here’s the thing…you can never go wrong with the classics, especially when it comes to cocktails. So I’ve found […]

Family Game Night

In our technologically advanced world, it is hard to have everyone in your family ditch the electronics and spend some quality time together. But here’s the thing…it is possible. How? By instituting a Family Game Night. I was lucky enough to collaborate with Linda Schmidt, co-owner of popular Chicago toy store, Cat and Mouse Games, […]

Celebrate the Chinese New Year in Chicagoland

Consider this your lucky red envelope of fantastic and free family friendly ways to celebrate the Chinese New Year in Chicagoland. And if your family is like mine and constantly sick during the winter, there are also some fun ways to celebrate the Lunar New Year from the comforts of home. I’m just hoping that […]

A Parent’s Guide to Enjoying the Super Bowl

Parenting and the Super Bowl don’t tend to be the greatest combinations. I mean, there is really no way your kids will leave you alone long enough to actually know what is going on in the game (or more important, appreciate the hyped up commercials) and they will most likely consume way too many snacks […]

Holiday Appetizers

It’s officially the holiday party season.  Sparkly necklace?  Check. Holiday outfit?  Check.  Delish and easy appetizer? Hmmm…..well, have I got the best holiday present for you. Here are some of my tried and true and BEAUTIFUL holiday appetizers that will both impress the eyes and the bellies of your friends and family: Cheeseball -8 oz […]

Tips for Celebrating Hannukah

Chanukah…Hannukah…however you spell it, the “Festival of Lights” is nothing but F U N for all families, Jewish or not. So here are some of our tips for celebrating Hannukah at home and in our community.  Now bust out the dreidels and get reading! This post contains some affiliate links, which means that if you make […]

Lunch Box Ideas for the Whole Family

It’s baaaaccckkk.  Yep, you know what I’m talking about: school.  At this point everyone is refreshed, refocused and ready to have a successful year.  But there’s one thing that I don’t particularly love about going back to school.  I love the homework, don’t mind organizing our schedules, but I LOATHE making lunches.  So thankfully I […]