Why We Love Illumination

The Morton Arboretum has always been one of my family’s favorite places to explore. I mean, where else can you search for giant trolls or admire intricate Lego sculptures that mimic the nature around them? But if you ask me (and my boys), their crowning glory is ILLUMINATION. It is jaw-droppingly beautiful, interactive, and dazzles […]

3 Tips for Your Troll Hunt at the Morton Arboretum

You have probably seen a crazy haired wooden beast looking out at you and your fellow travelers when driving down I-88, but don’t be alarmed. He is just one of the trolls that have invaded the Morton Arboretum thanks to the talented Danish artist Thomas Dambo. Wondering what the wooden installation buzz is all about? […]

Where to See Art in Chicagoland

If there is one thing that I have learned over my almost six years of parenting, it is that kids LOVE art. Whether they are creating it themselves (preferably some place that isn’t my nice and clean house!) or observing someone else’s colorful and fun art, kids of all ages are totally and utterly drawn […]

Ultimate Guide to Chicago’s Popular Christmas Experiences

It may be a bit chilly, but I firmly believe that Chicago is one of the best cities to celebrate Christmas. Why? Because there are so many beautiful and unique family friendly experiences that truly capture the spirit of the holidays. The only downside is that your family isn’t the only one who wants to […]

Awesome Places to Hike in Chicagoland

Ever get annoyed when people tell you to “take a hike?” Well, don’t be! Because hiking is one of the absolute BEST family friendly activities to not only help you work up a sweat, but also explore the world around you no matter the weather.  Looking to branch out of your neighborhood paths? Then check […]

Guide to Exploring the Children’s Garden at the Morton Arboretum

Think the Morton Arboretum is only focused on trees?  You’re wrong.  Completely wrong, actually.  The gorgeous mecca in Lisle does have a stunning amount of trees on display, but there is so much MORE to explore. There are beautiful gardens, restaurants, paths, but most importantly there is the fun filled childhood mecca simply called “The […]