Handprint Christmas Crafts

We all spend so much time and effort thinking about the best gifts to get our little ones to make the season as magical as possible….but what about gifts FROM our little sweethearts?  There is nothing that makes a Grandma’s heart melt like a handprint ornament or something to make a big strong Daddy turn […]

Tips for Celebrating Hannukah

Chanukah…Hannukah…however you spell it, the “Festival of Lights” is nothing but F U N for all families, Jewish or not. So here are some of our tips for celebrating Hannukah at home and in our community.  Now bust out the dreidels and get reading! This post contains some affiliate links, which means that if you make […]

Nature Centers Across Chicagoland

Looking for a way to get your kids engaged in screen free activities?  Then look no further than your local nature center.  There are many outstanding nature centers across Chicagoland where you can get lost in the beauty of the Midwest, no matter the season….and so many are free!  So get out there and get […]

Why You Should Stock Up on Kiwi Crates!

While I may not be an expert parent, there are some things about parenting that I have mastered thanks to innovative and helpful resources that fit my budget (there is always a great sale!). One of my favorites?  Kiwi Crate. This post contains affiliate links, which means that if you make a purchase through one […]

How to Create a Drive In Movie at Home

We love to take our boys to old fashioned diners, classic car shows, and introduce them to oldie but goodie toys like Lincoln Logs.  In our opinion, sometimes nothing can beat the good old days.  So we brainstormed a way to bond as a family through one of our favorite childhood experiences:  Going to a […]

Kid Friendly Valentine’s Day

In the past I have written about the most romantic restaurants around Chicagoland to take your sweetheart to if you are lucky enough to score a babysitter and some other ways to have the Ultimate Date Night in Chicagoland. Well, I’m here to tell you that all is not lost if you aren’t able to get a baby sitter […]