How to Plan the BEST Birthday Party in the Northwest Suburbs

Now that I’m a mom, it seems as though most weekends include at least one birthday party. And it’s great. I mean, who doesn’t love adding a sprinkled cupcake to their weekend agenda? But here’s the thing. Once it comes time to plan your child’s birthday, it can become a challenge to think of a […]

Spring Break in Chicagoland on a Budget

So, let’s get honest for a second. It really sucks to scroll through your Facebook or Instagram feeds and see everyone out enjoying Spring Break on a beach while you are stuck in dreary Chicago over Spring Break. Maybe this is when someone will tell you to stop comparing yourself to other people on the […]

5 Amazing Avocado Toast Recipes

Motherhood is great. It really is. The cuddles, the unconditional love…there really isn’t anything better. But here’s the thing…we moms get the shaft. We stay up late folding laundry, cleaning up toys, packing lunches…our “to-do” list is never ending. We don’t even prepare lunch for ourselves, and let me tell you, that is a HUGE […]

My Favorite Organic Baby Products

It seems like everywhere you look, products are becoming more “green” and “all natural”–and for good reason. There are so many toxins out in the world that we ingest, whether we like it or not. The great thing is that as a parent, you can make a conscious choice to avoid many harmful ingredients simply […]

Winter Survival Kit for Moms

I miss the sun. Seriously. Day after day of gloom and doom is finally taking its toll and make me fantasize about moving to Florida. And since taking a trip to the tropics isn’t in the cards for us right now, I’ve been looking for ways to keep me sane during this looooooong winter. Thankfully […]

Family Travel Checklist

It is officially that time of year when Chicagoans are fleeing for fun in the sun (I’m looking at you, Kari and Whip!). And while a vacation away from the long and brutal Chicago winter sounds like paradise, traveling back and forth with the kids is anything but. For a while, I was so petrified […]