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 […]

This Mama’s Makeup Secrets

Moms truly are amazing. They take care of the house, raise kids, and devote so much of their time to their families that there isn’t much time for these super women to pamper themselves. But have no fear, there is one local mom who is making all that change. Who is this treasured find? Male […]

Banish Boredom with Pearachute

There is an abundance of unique and exciting activities around Chicagoland not just for adults, but also specifically designed for kids. The only problem? It is a full time job to stay on top of all of the different classes and experiences that are being offered—until now. That’s right, now you can find all of […]

How Bright Horizons Has Solutions for Chicagoland Families

Bright Horizons bills itself as a company that provides family solutions, and after getting to know what falls under the Bright Horizons umbrella, I couldn’t agree more. Trying to find quality child care after your maternity leave expires? Bright Horizons as a solution for that. Need last minute back up care? Bright Horizons has a […]