Where to Keep Cool in Chicago This Summer

Chicago basically has two seasons: winter and HOT, STICKY, and STEAMY summer. So even though we are thrilled when school lets out and the weather heats up, we also dread it because slides are too hot to play, baseball stadiums feel like saunas, and it smells like sweat EVERYWHERE. Don’t even get me started on […]

Winter Break on a Budget

Let’s be honest…we all totally blew through our budget for the holidays this year. I mean, if you were able to leave Target without spending at least $100, you are my personal hero. But for us mere mortals who spent way too much on eating out and last minute gifts the past couple of weeks, […]

Chicagoland Library Crawl

There is something magical about libraries. Maybe it is the respectful hush that lingers over the stacks, the simple yet colorful puzzles and toys that beckon little ones, the technological resources that empower the community, or the vast amount of wonderful stories housed in these mystical buildings. As a Reading Specialist, I have taken my […]