Holiday Light Show Essentials

Let’s face it, outings have been few and far between this holiday season thanks to the global pandemic. So when we have gone out to celebrate the holidays, we have gone ALL OUT. The perfect example of this is how we prepare for going to look at Christmas light displays throughout Chicagoland. From where to […]

Family Escape Package at Hotel Allegro Chicago

I LOVE my house. Really, I do. I still can’t believe that we are lucky enough to live in it. But here’s the thing—we have been home A LOT lately. Just about every meal, school lesson, work meeting, and weekend has been spent at home and we needed a way to take a break (safely) […]

Guide to Dinos Everywhere at Brookfield Zoo

Last year my youngest son became completely and utterly OBSESSED with dinosaurs. I mean, we learned about dino species that were total tongue twisters, perfected our own dino roars, and could recite just about every line of Jurassic Park. So when we heard about Brookfield Zoo’s Dinos Everywhere exhibit, we couldn’t wait to check it […]

Tips for Family Patio Dining During Covid 19

While my at-home bartender might serve some excellent and SUBSTANTIAL pours, that doesn’t mean that I haven’t been counting down the minutes until I could safely enjoy a cocktail on a restaurant patio. Thankfully our town made the decision to create Arlington Alfresco to not only help restaurants that were majorly impacted by Covid 19 […]

Free Chicago Museum Days Winter 2020

The holidays are over, the cold is here and it’s time for all of us parents to SCRAMBLE to find ways to keep our kids from climbing the walls without draining our wallets even further. Luckily, Chicagoland museums have our back this winter. Save this post (and by all means, share it with your friends, […]

Fall in Chicago Bucket List

It seemed to come right out of nowhere (I blame cold and rainy June), but as the leaves on my driveway are telling me FALL HAS ARRIVED IN CHICAGOLAND! While I haven’t ordered my first PSL yet, that doesn’t mean that we can’t start compiling our Fall Bucket Lists. I have rounded up my family’s […]

First Day of School Letter Board Ideas

It’s that time of year when your social media feeds are absolutely FLOODED with photos of kids holding signs on their first day of school. I absolutely love seeing how my friends’ and families’ kids have grown…especially when they are dragging their feet and putting on a sour puss for the first day of school. […]

Wisconsin Dells Bucket List for Families

Wisconsin Dells is the “The Waterpark Capital of the World!®”, and with a name like that, you might think that the only family friendly activity in the area involves water. Let me tell you—that is so WRONG. Yes, there are phenomenal water parks and it is incredibly hard to resist the wave pools, slides, and […]

Relaunch Your Career with iRelaunch

I honestly don’t really remember much about my life before I was a mom. It’s all kind of a haze, but I think I was able to sleep in on the weekends, had much more style than I do now, and I remember having an exciting career as a teacher and school administrator. And while […]

Get in the Photo, Moms!

I am a picture person. I simply LOVE them. If I don’t have my phone with me when we are out and about I get a nervous twitch (and not just because of my work demands), and I am happy to cart around my giant camera if that means that I will get high quality […]