Holiday Hacks for Moms

I could literally feel my blood pressure raise the first moment I saw Christmas trees on display (and for the record, Lowe’s, September is WAY TOO SOON). It’s not that I don’t enjoy the holidays (the lights, the food, the movies, the togetherness…I love it ALL), but it’s just that I don’t like the stress […]

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 […]

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 […]