Lumen Optical Evanston Eye Exam Giveaway

As a busy mom of two small boys, my needs typically fall on the back burner. I am usually 6-12 months overdue for doctor’s appointments because I am not only busy carting my kids to classes, activities, and THEIR appointments, but also because I struggle to find childcare so I can actually take care of […]

Easy Ways Your Family Can Give Back to Your Community during the Holidays

Is it just me or have the holidays become a commercialized MESS? Shopping on Thanksgiving when you are supposed to be arguing over politics with family (I know that isn’t just me!), dragging kids out to the stores on Black Friday to save $50 on a mediocre television…the spirit of the holidays has become lost. […]

Splash into Big Blue Swim School in Niles!

Calling all swimmers! Our favorite swim school, Big Blue Swim School, has expanded to a new Niles location. So that means this is your chance to swim to the head of the line and pre-register your family for classes before the pool doors open this December. The brand new, beautiful facility is conveniently located on […]

Fresh and Easy Family Friendly Recipes with Ancient Olive Trees Olive Oil

I love to cook. To me, there is nothing better than blasting some music, opening up a bottle of wine, and creating something delicious using fresh produce and local ingredients. Every late afternoon I love indulging in a little “me time” that ends up in a delicious meal that my family will gobble up (most […]

My Favorite Parenting Short Cut: Pak’d

It’s safe to say that all of us parents are looking forward to sending our kids back to school. A return to structure, learning, playing…and packing lunches. Sigh.  Parents definitely get the short end of the stick, don’t we? There have been so many times I have pulled myself out of bed late at night […]

Vinted Kids, My Decluttering Solution

Are you drowning in baby gear and you don’t have the time to deal with consignment stores or garage sales? Then let me introduce you an online marketplace that is already saving parents effort, money, and their sanity: Vinted Kids. An offshoot of the already well established Vinted, Vinted Kids is specifically geared towards parents […]

How Groupon Coupons Can Save You Money on Your Taxes

It’s official…NO ONE likes tax season. Especially if you are a tax accountant. But I have found a great way to survive tax season with a little extra change in your pocket. My secret? Groupon Coupons. Yep, that’s right, my favorite way to plan a date night, family outing, or get just the right outfit […]