How to Make a Mystery Letter

The one perk of this whole Covid Quarantine? The art of letter writing is getting the love and attention that it deserves! While adults like me might prefer personalized stationary like this, kids prefer a more fun and interactive approach. My solution? Mystery Letters! No, I’m not talking about sending creepy letters made of scraps […]

Tips for Bringing Kids to a Blackhawks Game

One of the best things about raising my boys in the same city I grew up is introducing them to my favorite childhood past times. From playing at the Kohl Children’s Museum on rainy days to making many summer time trips to Santa’s Village, these experiences are even MORE special seeing them through my children’s […]

Tips for Traveling with Other Families

“The more the merrier” can get a bit harrier when traveling with friends. You might be used to doing things a certain way while they have the opposite viewpoint and when kids are involved—then all bets are off! But now that I have successfully taken multiple trips with friends (and the amount of kids who […]

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 […]

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 […]