Where to Burn Energy Over Winter Break

As relaxing as Winter Break might sound (no alarms in the morning, a respite from homework and packing school lunches, etc.), experienced moms like me know that it will slowly morph into days filled with snack requests and kids complaining that they are bored—while being surrounded by brand-new Christmas presents. How can you keep your […]

Sweet & Salty Christmas Charcuterie Platter

The halls are decked, the presents are bought, and relaxation is calling your name! Seriously though, mama, YOU DID IT! The perfect way to celebrate is totally up to you (I highly recommend a cuddle session with your family and these great Christmas books) but make sure you have some delicious treats to indulge in. […]

How to Have a Stress-Free Christmas Morning

Oh, Christmas morning. It’s when moms should TRULY shine, but we are usually too busy making sure that the coffee maker is on and taking photos of (hopefully) happy faces tearing into wrapped gifts while wiping our noses because the buildup to Christmas has let us moms RUN DOWN. But here’s the thing. There are […]

Gift Experiences for Chicago Kids

Prefer to have a Christmas that celebrates moments instead of things? Then check out this massive list of gift experiences for Chicago kids. This list of activities will fit just about any budget and will undoubtedly entice the jocks, the artists, and every kid in between. Play All Day Getting a play space punch pass […]

Deck the Halls with Pasquesi Home and Gardens

I’m typically a “Decorate for the Holidays AFTER Thanksgiving” type of gal, but after trick-or-treating in the snow, it was SO HARD to hold back from decking the halls. So, after making sure that all my boys were on board for getting into the holiday spirit a wee bit early, I headed to my holiday […]

Chicago Botanic Garden’s Lightscape + A Giveaway

The Chicago Botanic Garden has always been my happy place. No matter the season, its beautiful tranquility is the perfect spot to slow down, unplug, and reconnect with nature. This year the Chicago Botanic Garden is hosting the US debut of Lightscape, a breathtaking way for visitors to connect with its gorgeous grounds this holiday […]

How to Create an Epic Halloween Charcuterie Tray

‘Tis the season for sugar—am I right? And I’m not just talking about the loot that kids get from trick-or-treating. But instead of fighting all of the decadent fun, I’m embracing it—within reason. So we are cuddling up on the couch to watch Halloween Baking Championship marathons and putting together a Halloween charcuterie tray. No, […]