Raising Readers at the Book Bin

Looking for a unique place to not only hide from Chicago’s elements but also enter a world of learning and discovery?  Then the Book Bin in Northbrook is the place for you. This literary treasure has been a North Shore gem for 44 years and is a great family owned businesses that encourages the love […]

5 Tips for Visiting the Field Museum

The Field Museum is one of the most spectacular buildings in Museum Campus because it truly has a bit of EVERYTHING.  You can learn about the past, current events, the past…it is such a wealth of knowledge is such a dramatically beautiful building.  But here’s the thing…it is such a vast museum and can be […]

Play Cool in Chicagoland

We are officially experiencing the “dog days” of summer.  So what is a family to do?  Visit some of the amazingly fun places to play in Chicagoland, of course!  Here are my top picks of indoor play spaces to “Play Cool in Chicagoland” the rest of the summer: In the City Adler Planetarium Bubbles Academy Chicago […]

Exploring the Adler Planetarium

You know that saying about how the best things come in small packages?  Well, that couldn’t be more true about this small yet mighty gem on Chicago’s museum campus.  What am I talking about?  The Adler Planetarium of course!  Read about how this often overlooked museum is the perfect place for your little explorers to […]

Rainy Day Fun in Chicagoland

It’s raining, it’s pouring…but that doesn’t mean that your day has to be boring!  Check out our top picks for places to play on rainy days in Chicagoland. If you are up for a little bit of splashing in puddles, watching nature react to water, and taking a break in a dry and fun place […]

Hamill Family Play Zoo at Brookfield Zoo

When we have special “family fun days,” we constantly debate between two places to spend our day: a zoo or a museum. Luckily, at Brookfield Zoo, we don’t have this problem. That’s because of the amazingly interactive and educational Hamill Family Play Zoo. It combines two of our favorite things—the zoo and a museum all […]

The Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum–An Insider’s Guide

Why in the world would you need to go to a museum to appreciate nature? Well, when you live in an area as unique as Chicago, there is so much to learn and appreciate about the most prominent city in the Midwest. And the perfect place to learn? The Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum! Located near […]

The Beautiful Sod Room

When you think about play spaces for kids, the last words you probably think of are “zen,” “beautiful,” or “relaxing.” And I would agree with you. Honestly.But that all changed the second I stepped into the Sod Room. From the décor to the lighting to the music, it is like a wave of relaxation spills […]