Ultimate Guide to Chicago’s Popular Christmas Experiences

It may be a bit chilly, but I firmly believe that Chicago is one of the best cities to celebrate Christmas. Why? Because there are so many beautiful and unique family friendly experiences that truly capture the spirit of the holidays. The only downside is that your family isn’t the only one who wants to […]

Train Trips for Chicago Families

I hate to admit it, but the old saying that “There are two seasons in Chicago, winter and construction,” is oh so true. And is there anything worse than being hot and sweaty while sitting in traffic? Well, maybe if there are crabby and overtired kids in the car. THAT would be worse. But fear […]

Places to Hike in Chicagoland

Ever get annoyed when people tell you to “take a hike?” Well, don’t be! Because hiking is one of the absolute BEST family friendly activities to not only help you work up a sweat, but also explore the world around you no matter the weather.  Looking to branch out of your neighborhood paths? Then check […]

Instagram Photo Shoot Locations for Chicago Kids

I have a confession to make. I have a slight obsession with something. What, you ask? Instagram. The beautiful photos, the close knit community…and the oh so beautiful filters. Yep, totally obsessed. Maybe that’s one of the reasons why Red Tricycle deemed me a “Chicago Mom to Follow on Instagram.” And if you have an […]

Gardens in Bloom This Winter

Have a little bit of Spring fever?  Me too.  That’s why I’m so glad that there are these beautiful places to explore on even the dreariest of days.  Here are some absolutely stunning gardens in bloom this winter in Chicagoland that you must check out: Garfield Park Conservatory Parking: Free lot Admission: Free (donations encouraged) […]

Chicago Botanic Garden’s Wonderland Express

Chicago is truly one of the most wonderful places in the entire world to celebrate Christmas. There are twinkling lights everywhere you look, carolers serenade you everywhere, from the L platform to Michigan Avenue…it makes Chicago totally bearable in the winter. At least until February rolls around, then we’ve just about had it. But let’s […]