Kick Off Spring at Pasquesi Home and Garden

Anyone else have the Covid Blues? It has hit me HARD and honestly I haven’t been able to find many things to snap me out of it—until I took a break from being a teacher/wife/mom/cook/housekeeper and escaped to Pasquesi Home and Gardens. I’ve already shared how much I love visiting during the holidays, but taking […]

Ultimate Sports Themed Easter Basket

Let’s be honest: this Easter is going to be hard. HARD. We typically spend this joyous holiday with family, searching for colorful eggs and smashing confetti-filled ones over each other’s heads and enjoying a delicious meal together. This year is going to be particularly hard because it is my sister’s birthday and I hate missing […]

Best Ninja Warrior Parks in Chicagoland

By the time August rolls around, my boys and I are pretty burned out on the park scene. But since winter lasts about six months in Chicagoland, it is my goal to keep them outside as much as possible until the ice and snow arrives. What do I do to keep the complaints to a […]

Reasons to Teach Your Kids How to Garden

As someone who has studied Environmental  Science and witnessed garbage floating in the ocean next to dolphins in the ocean, I strive to make eco-friendly choices for my family. Our recycling bin is fuller than our garbage can on a weekly basis, we use cloth over paper products, and we try to reduce our carbon footprint […]

Rain Gear for Kids

“When life hands you rain, splash in the puddles” seems to be the one mantra that ALL kids follow, no matter their age or gender. And while we parents might cringe when our kids come home a mud covered and soggy mess, you can’t help but notice their huge grins, either. So embrace the Springtime […]