Chicagoland Library Crawl

There is something magical about libraries. Maybe it is the respectful hush that lingers over the stacks, the simple yet colorful puzzles and toys that beckon little ones, the technological resources that empower the community, or the vast amount of wonderful stories housed in these mystical buildings. As a Reading Specialist, I have taken my […]

Wisconsin Dells: The Water Park Capital of THE WORLD

It isn’t called “The Water Park Capital of the World” for no reason. If you are looking for a place to go with your family that will appease the thrill seekers, lazy river lovers, and water fountain fans, the Wisconsin Dells is the vacation spot for you. As mentioned in my post about indoor water […]

History Class at the Chicago History Museum

Looking for a fun and interactive way to teach your little ones about our amazing city? Then look no further than The Chicago History Museum. Spend an hour or two at the museum, learning about the sights, smells, culture, and important events that make Chicago the unique city that it is. My boys loved spending […]

Indoor Water Parks in Chicagoland

Itching to ditch the snow pants and bust out your swim suits and snorkels? Want a respite from the blazing sun?  Well, there’s no need to wait on Mother Nature to get her act together. Instead, check out the vast amount of indoor water parks  in Chicagoland! If you have been following my blog for […]

Tot Heaven: The Exploratorium

Looking for a fun way to spend a couple hours with active tots? Then head over to the Skokie Park District’s Exploratorium and enjoy all of the fun there is to offer! Fun on a Small Scale One of the reasons I prefer the Exploratorium over places like the Chicago Children’s Museum, Kohl Children’s Museum, […]

Tips for Bringing Kids to the Museum of Science and Industry

As someone who has grown up in Chicagoland, I have been lucky enough to visit Chicago’s impressive museums numerous times.  I have some great photos of me in pigtails standing in front of the gorgeous marble buildings with friends, excited to explore everything these resources had to offer.  But here’s the thing…taking a trip to […]

Mount Prospect Park District Play Plex

Looking for an affordable place to take your kids to burn off some energy? Look no further than the newly renovated PlayPlex at the RexPlex. The spacious and sunny room has a wide assortment of toys for your child to play with, climb on, and explore for the incredibly low price of $2 per child. […]

Pinstripes Tot Bowling

In most cases, the thought of giving my boys seven pound balls to throw is TERRIFYING, but thankfully there are places like Pinstripes that embrace this crazy notion.  Every weekday morning you will find kiddos across Chicagoland taking advantage of Pinstripes Tot Bowling. Every time we visit, Pinstripes is totally equipped for the onslaught of two vivacious […]