Hofbräuhaus Chicago’s Oktoberfest Celebration

For most of us a trip to Germany for Oktoberfest isn’t feasible, but luckily for us there is a much closer (and just as fun) option–Hofbräuhaus Chicago! Nestled in Rosemont’s Parkway Bank Park, this German gem is the perfect place for Chicagoland families to celebrate Oktoberfest. I mean, once my kids heard that you are […]

Fall in Chicago Bucket List

It seemed to come right out of nowhere (I blame cold and rainy June), but as the leaves on my driveway are telling me FALL HAS ARRIVED IN CHICAGOLAND! While I haven’t ordered my first PSL yet, that doesn’t mean that we can’t start compiling our Fall Bucket Lists. I have rounded up my family’s […]

Rain Gear for Kids

“When life hands you rain, splash in the puddles” seems to be the one mantra that ALL kids follow, no matter their age or gender. And while we parents might cringe when our kids come home a mud covered and soggy mess, you can’t help but notice their huge grins, either. So embrace the Springtime […]

Spiked Apple Cider

Now that you’ve decorated the house, decided on costumes and headed to a pumpkin patch or two, now is the time to focus on how to make YOUR Halloween the most delicious it can be. I’m talking about ensuring that your trick-or-treating includes a steaming mug of my favorite spiked apple cider. This post contains […]

Fall Colors in Chicagoland

It’s that beautiful time of year in the Midwest when people actually ignore their cell phones while driving around and instead admire the beautiful Fall colors.  Want to play color I-spy with the kids and get out in Mother Nature’s beauty?  Then be sure to take a hike or drive to these beautiful spots to see […]