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 […]

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 […]

Tips for Raising Grateful Kids

With all the hustle and bustle of the holidays, it can get hard to remember why the holiday season is so magical. So we make a conscious effort starting in November, which is considered to be “Gratitude Month,” to make gratefulness an important topic of discussion in our home. Not only does it remind us […]

Thanksgiving Dinner Essentials

Let’s be honest—Thanksgiving dinner is THE meal of the year. There’s no doubt about it. And when you are hosting? The pressure is ON. So in order to have the most successful dinner possible (sorry but I can’t do much about creepy uncles or overserved grandparents), I’ve compiled a list of Thanksgiving Kitchen Essentials. From […]