Trick-or-Treating in Cold and Rainy Chicago

Raise your hand if you saw the forecast for Thursday and secretly cursed yourself for living in Chicago? Well, now that we have gotten our anger out, it’s time to prepare for the frigid Halloween temperatures (I’m just going to ignore the snow part of the forecast, ok?). While I can’t promise that your child […]

How to Keep Squirrels Away From Pumpkins

‘Tis the season for pumpkin flavored EVERTHING and for days spent at the pumpkin patch. But let’s talk about a pumpkin’s arch nemesis—the squirrel! I mean, it’s like these furry little creatures have no idea that we are trying to have Instagrammable fall décor, am I right? In all seriousness, having squirrels attack your pumpkin […]

How to Create an Epic Halloween Charcuterie Tray

‘Tis the season for sugar—am I right? And I’m not just talking about the loot that kids get from trick-or-treating. But instead of fighting all of the decadent fun, I’m embracing it—within reason. So we are cuddling up on the couch to watch Halloween Baking Championship marathons and putting together a Halloween charcuterie tray. No, […]

My Favorite Halloween Decorations

I’m just going to say it: I’m the most BASIC witch once October rolls around. I’m all about ghost shaped marshmallows, taping up black bats just about EVERYWHERE and will search high and low for the perfect white pumpkin. So to say that I take my Halloween decorating seriously would basically be the UNDERSTATMENT of […]

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 […]

Chicago Botanic Garden’s “Night of 1,000 Jack-o’-Lanterns”

Love jack-o-lanterns but afraid of slicing off a finger while carving? Then do I have the answer for you! Head on over to the Chicago Botanic Garden for their annual “Night of 1,000 Jack-o’-Lanterns.” Here’s what you can expect from from Chicago Botanic Garden’s “Night of 1,000 Jack-o’-Lanterns:   What to Expect from Chicago Botanic […]

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 […]

How to Have a Not So Spooky Halloween

Are you one of those parents who is SO excited to experience Halloween with your little ones but struggling to find some not so spooky ways to celebrate? Then I’ve got you covered! You see, my boys might be dressed as superheroes this year but they are definitely on the timid side, so we have […]

How to Simplify Halloween

Halloween can be overwhelming…for parents trying to be “Pinterest Perfect,” for our already jam packed family schedules, and especially for kids who have special needs. That’s why I make a conscious effort to take a step back and keep things as simple as possible for one of the most hyped up holidays of the year. […]