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 […]

Trick-or-Treating in Cold and Rainy Chicago

Raise your hand if you saw the forecast for Thursday and secretly cursed yourself for living in Chicago? Well, now that we have gotten our anger out, it’s time to prepare for the frigid Halloween temperatures (I’m just going to ignore the snow part of the forecast, ok?). While I can’t promise that your child […]

How to Keep Squirrels Away From Pumpkins

‘Tis the season for pumpkin flavored EVERTHING and for days spent at the pumpkin patch. But let’s talk about a pumpkin’s arch nemesis—the squirrel! I mean, it’s like these furry little creatures have no idea that we are trying to have Instagrammable fall décor, am I right? In all seriousness, having squirrels attack your pumpkin […]

How to Create an Epic Halloween Charcuterie Tray

‘Tis the season for sugar—am I right? And I’m not just talking about the loot that kids get from trick-or-treating. But instead of fighting all of the decadent fun, I’m embracing it—within reason. So we are cuddling up on the couch to watch Halloween Baking Championship marathons and putting together a Halloween charcuterie tray. No, […]

My Favorite Halloween Decorations

I’m just going to say it: I’m the most BASIC witch once October rolls around. I’m all about ghost shaped marshmallows, taping up black bats just about EVERYWHERE and will search high and low for the perfect white pumpkin. So to say that I take my Halloween decorating seriously would basically be the UNDERSTATMENT of […]

3 Ways to Style a Fall Floral Look

Move over, flannel, there’s a new Fall print in style. What is the trend I am talking about? FLORALS. Fall florals, specifically. Whether you dress it down with denim or boots or dress it up with killer accessories and a pointed heel, florals are IN this season and there are so many great options to […]

Sports Sideline Etiquette

In our house we eat, sleep, and breathe sports. Our weekends are spent on the sidelines, and my washing machine is always running because of smelly and muddy uniforms—and I LOVE it. But you know what I don’t love? The absurdly awful parents on the soccer sidelines and baseball bleachers who are poor sports and […]

Apple Breakfast Nachos

Happy Fall, ya’ll! I’m not sure about you, but I am loving the cooler temperatures and spending as much time outside as possible before the wind shifts and there are icicles on everything. As a result of all of our hikes and football games (as well as sleeping with the windows open—pure bliss!), it has […]