Storage Solutions for Busy Families

Sometimes it looks like a tornado has gone through my house. Seriously. It makes me wonder why I invest in a security system when a burglar would be stopped by the cars and Legos strewn about the floor (and my kids haven’t even seen Kevin’s antics in “Home Alone!”). But thankfully I implemented a plan […]

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 […]

A Parent’s Guide to Enjoying the Super Bowl

Parenting and the Super Bowl don’t tend to be the greatest combinations. I mean, there is really no way your kids will leave you alone long enough to actually know what is going on in the game (or more important, appreciate the hyped up commercials) and they will most likely consume way too many snacks […]

Preschool Book Fun

Preschoolers are sponges.  Wiggly and giggly sponges.  That’s why you need to get some great books into their sticky little hands.  But before you crack open some new books, be sure to try out some of these ways to make reading even more powerful with this list of preschool book fun. READING TIPS Make it as […]

Reading Tips and Books for Toddlers

Hoping to instill a love of reading in your busy and curious toddler?  I’ve got you covered.  Here is a great resource for parents, a breakdown of useful reading tips and books for toddlers. You are guaranteed to have a home where reading comes alive! READING TIPS FOR PARENTS First off, repeat after me…books know no gender!  […]

Nursery Must Haves

Becoming a parent is totally and utterly overwhelming.  There are about 500 different types of car seats to choose from, annoying “Mommy Wars” to navigate…and the pregnancy aches and pains!  But I’m here to help you with one of the most fun facet of having a baby:  planning a nursery.  Here are my top picks […]

Our Favorite Outdoor Toys

No matter the weather, my boys and I absolutely LOVE to be outside.  The fresh air does wonders for all of us, even the dog.  And although I am the type of mom who lets my boys play in the dirt, I much rather prefer that they use some of the amazing outdoor toys that […]

Book Art

Disclaimer:  This post contains affiliate links.  If you make a purchase through these links, I will receive a commission at no additional cost to you. As you may have noticed, we love books.  Long books, short books, touch and feel books, make you squeal books….but what we don’t love?  Book jackets.  I know they are […]

Decluttering Tips and Tricks

I am very blessed to have a large family as a result of my “blended” immediate family and my Irish Catholic relatives. As a result, not only are our holidays and parties very boisterous, but they also come along with an INSANE amount of presents.  Bless their generous hearts, but I would much rather spend […]