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 […]

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 […]

My Mariano’s

After working as a grocery store bagger and cashier throughout high school, I feel like I know a TON about grocery stores.  I pride myself on packing my reusable bags perfectly, no matter how oddly shaped my items are, and still remember the codes for tons of produce.  Bananas?  4011.  Red grapes?  4023.  Impressive, I […]

Home Depot Kids’ Workshop

Frank:  I told my wife I wouldn’t drink tonight. Besides, I got a big day tomorrow. You guys have a great time. College Student: A big day? Doing what? Frank:  Well, um, actually a pretty nice little Saturday, we’re going to go to Home Depot. Yeah, buy some wallpaper, maybe get some flooring, stuff like […]