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 […]

How to Throw a Game Night Party

I honestly can’t remember the last time I was invited to a dinner party. Heck, I can’t remember the last time I hosted one. It must have been before kids because it takes a TON of work. But then again, having great conversations with friends over delicious food is something I miss dearly. An easier […]

Tips for Taking Kids to the Chicago Botanic Garden Orchid Show

The topics have come to Chicago…for a little while, at least. Confused because all you see is snow and ice on the ground? Well, I’m talking about one of the most beautiful events of the year, the Chicago Botanic Garden’s “In the Tropics” Orchid Show. This stunning display of tropical flora is giving Chicagoans a […]

Free Chicago Museum Days Tips & Tricks

February can be a ROUGH month for us Chicagoans. The sun goes into hiding, Mother Nature dumps just about anything she can think of on us and summer seems like it is year away. BUT there is something we can look forward to free in February: FREE MUSEUM DAYS! Yes, that’s right, most of our […]

How to Host a Gingerbread House Decorating Party

December is a time for traditions, from new and festive pajamas on Christmas Eve to cutting down your own Christmas tree fresh from the farm. Looking for an easy way to start a holiday tradition with friends and family? Then consider throwing a Gingerbread House Decorating Party. It’s fun, simple to prepare, and a delicious […]

Peach & Basil Sangria

Looking for a refreshing way to capture the sweetness of summer? Then look no further than this crowd pleasing, flavorful Peach & Basil sangria. Even better? It only takes about five minutes to prep so you won’t spend too much time replenishing the pitcher and can instead spend your time kicking back and relaxing with […]

Best Shower Venues in Chicagoland

It’s shower season in Chicagoland…and I’m not talking about the weather. From brides to babies, there is always someone to celebrate. The only question is WHERE you should throw your shower. Because let’s get real…venues are VERY expensive and you want to get the biggest bang for your buck while treating your friends and family […]