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 […]

Storage Solutions for Busy Families

Sometimes it looks like a tornado has gone through my house. Seriously. It makes me wonder why I invest in a security system when a burglar would be stopped by the cars and Legos strewn about the floor (and my kids haven’t even seen Kevin’s antics in “Home Alone!”). But thankfully I implemented a plan […]

A Chicago Kid’s Guide to the World Series

I simply can’t believe it but a few nights ago the unthinkable happened…the Chicago Cubs advanced to the World Series of Baseball. No, I’m not dreaming. Am I’m stone cold sober, too. You see, our time is now…and we need to get our little ones up on our Cubby Blue bandwagon, don’t you think? So […]

How to Host a Chili Cookoff

I don’t mean to brag or anything, but I make a darn good chili. Not too spicy, not too sweet…the perfect amount of beans, meat and veggies…my mouth is watering just writing about it. Don’t believe me? Well, I’m not the only one who thinks it is amazing, my friends do, too. And I have […]