How to Step Up Your Chicago Sports Style

Blackhawks, Cubs and Bears, oh my! We are currently at the pinnacle of Chicago sports and it’s time for us moms to get in on the action. No, I’m not talking about bending over backwards to throw amazing parties…I’m talking about treating ourselves to some cute apparel. Whether you  are in the stands or comfy […]

A Parent’s Guide to Surviving “The Witching Hour”

In our house, it’s all fun and games until 4:30 rolls around. It’s like my boys have an internal clock that tells them to start fighting with each other and whining non stop. Basically, they turn into little terrors that make me question why I wanted kids so badly in the first place (I’m kidding. […]

Back to School Hacks All Moms Need to Know

Going back to school is rough on EVERYONE. The students who are used to the freedom of summer, the parents who are schlepping  kids to and from school and other activities…even the dogs who are used to sleeping late in the mornings. But once you start getting into a routine, just about everything gets easier. […]

How to Create a Kids’ Capsule Wardrobe

Kids are expensive. The clothes, the toys, the child care, the activities…and you are expected to feed them, too?!?! Kidding. But in all seriousness, parents spend a ton of money, about $13,000 a year. Yikes! Looking for ways to trim that number? You aren’t alone. I truly think that’s one of the reasons why capsule […]

Summer Boredom Bag & A Land of Nod Giveaway

The three most dreaded words in the English language? “MOM, I’M BORED!” Seriously. Hearing this drives me absolutely insane. It’s not like I don’t take my kids to fun waterparks, museums, movies, ice cream shops, berry farms…well, if you follow my Instagram account you know that we are ALWAYS doing SOMETHING. But by the time […]

Why Families Should Attend MLB Spring Training

It is no secret that our family is baseball crazy, especially now that we can refer to our boys in blue as World Champions (words can’t describe how amazing it feels to type that, but I digress…). Since Wrigley can be absolutely frigid and miserable before June rolls around, I want to remind you of […]

Storage Solutions for Busy Families

Sometimes it looks like a tornado has gone through my house. Seriously. It makes me wonder why I invest in a security system when a burglar would be stopped by the cars and Legos strewn about the floor (and my kids haven’t even seen Kevin’s antics in “Home Alone!”). But thankfully I implemented a plan […]

Preschool Book Fun

Preschoolers are sponges.  Wiggly and giggly sponges.  That’s why you need to get some great books into their sticky little hands.  But before you crack open some new books, be sure to try out some of these ways to make reading even more powerful with this list of preschool book fun. READING TIPS Make it as […]