What to Expect from the Chicago Polar Express Train Ride

You know a train ride has to be good when tickets for it sell out in July. Yes, that’s right JULY. But let me tell you, there is a reason why. The Chicago Polar Express Train Ride out of Union Station is pure MAGIC. If you are looking for an incredibly memorable way to celebrate […]

How to Host a Holiday Ice Cream Bar

I know that the holidays are supposed to be all about tradition, but sometimes things can get a little monotonous, don’t you think? It is fun to get together with friends and family for the holidays but sometimes you just need to add a little something special to make your time together even more memorable […]

Cyber Monday Steals

I’m not going to lie…I get so excited for Cyber Monday it feels like my own personal Christmas. Why? Because I can get all of my shopping done while in my pajamas, I can avoid crabby shoppers and parking lot traffic jams, I can get all of my shopping out of the way so that […]

Take the Pledge to Slow Down & Savor the Holidays

Oh the rush…I mean, JOY, of the holiday season. It’s gotten a little bit ridiculous, don’t you think? Christmas tree displays are up in stores before Halloween, fist fights pop up in shopping aisles on what should be a day of thanks…it’s ABSURD. And for us parents, there is so much pressure to make the […]

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 […]