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 […]

Busy Weeknight Dinner Hacks

There’s something about Spring that sends moms like me into panic mode. Maybe it’s scrambling to set up summer plans so my kids aren’t at each other’s throats on a daily basis, or it’s because of the crazy sports schedule (these rain make up baseball and soccer sessions are slowly killing me), or it’s the […]

Reasons to Teach Your Kids How to Garden

As someone who has studied Environmental  Science and witnessed garbage floating in the ocean next to dolphins in the ocean, I strive to make eco-friendly choices for my family. Our recycling bin is fuller than our garbage can on a weekly basis, we use cloth over paper products, and we try to reduce our carbon footprint […]

How to Create a Screen Time Contract

There are battles that I fight EVERY. SINGLE. DAY. as a mother. I wage a war against the mountain of laundry that never diminishes no matter how often I wash a load, my internal poll weighing the benefits of going to bed or crossing chores off my to-do list…and don’t even get me started on […]

Brooklyn Boulders Chicago Kids’ Academy

Sick of telling your kids to stop climbing all over everything? Annoyed when your couch transforms from a cozy resting spot to a crash pit? Then sign your children up for the youth programs at Brooklyn Boulders. Through their youth programs, your house will remain intact and your kids’ confidence not just as athletes but […]

Fun Spots for Chicago Foodie Families

There are LOTS of things that my kids have inherited from me: the EXACT same shade of hair color, their pint sized physiques, maybe a touch of stubbornness…and of course, their love of adventure. I’m lucky to say that as they are growing older they are becoming much more open to trying new things especially […]

Why Families Should Choose an All Inclusive Vacation Resort

First things first, let’s make something clear. Hopping on a plane with kids in tow, no matter how beautiful, warm and luxurious your final destination is—that is called a trip. NOT a vacation. But that doesn’t mean that it can’t be a fun, memorable and somewhat relaxing (shocker, I know) experience. What is the secret […]

Easy Leprechaun Tricks

I’m not sure who started the Leprechaun craze, but I’m pretty sure it’s the same person who came up with the Elf on the Shelf. Basically, this person just wanted to come up with more ways to torture parents and add to our ever growing “to do” list. But since I want to be a […]