Holiday Books for Interfaith Families

The holidays are all about traditions. I mean, Christmas Eve isn’t complete if my family doesn’t break Oplatki before our meal and we can’t ring in the New Year without wearing our pajamas and watching “Home Alone” by the fire. So what to do when your holiday traditions don’t match up perfectly to the traditions […]

Useful Stocking Stuffers

By the time I start thinking about stocking stuffers, I have transformed from Buddy the Elf to the Grinch. I seriously just can’t put any more effort towards creative stocking stuffers after meticulously scouring stores for the perfect clothes, toys, games, and more. So I only stuff my family’s stockings with things that they can […]

Ultimate Guide to Chicago’s Popular Christmas Experiences

It may be a bit chilly, but I firmly believe that Chicago is one of the best cities to celebrate Christmas. Why? Because there are so many beautiful and unique family friendly experiences that truly capture the spirit of the holidays. The only downside is that your family isn’t the only one who wants to […]

Family Friendly New Year Fun in Chicagoland

Ready to ring in 2016 in style….with kiddos in tow?  Then look no further than this list of family friendly New Year fun in Chicagoland. Expect some sparkling grape juice, balloons, and lots of smiles and laughter:   December 30 Little Beans Café Why it’s awesome: Dance to the DJ’s tunes and then take a […]

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 […]

Handprint Christmas Crafts

We all spend so much time and effort thinking about the best gifts to get our little ones to make the season as magical as possible….but what about gifts FROM our little sweethearts?  There is nothing that makes a Grandma’s heart melt like a handprint ornament or something to make a big strong Daddy turn […]

Must Have Christmas Books and Pajamas

Does your Christmas Eve tradition include wearing brand new holiday pajamas and reading some fun Christmas books while cuddled up under blankets on the couch?  Ours too!  So if you are planning for a cozy night waiting for Santa to arrive, this is the list for you!  Read on for a list of what to […]

Best Gift Experiences in Chicagoland

What to get the person who has EVERYTHING?  A gift experience, of course!  Here are my top picks for some unique and one of a kind gift experiences in Chicagoland that everyone in your life will love at tons of different price points: Chicagoland Gangster Tour. Starting at $30. Swimming with the Beluga Whales at […]