Homemade Ice Cream Recipes & Inspiration

I’m not going to lie, I used to judge people who made their own ice cream. They were right up there with people who knitted their own clothing and built all the furniture in their house with their own two hands. Maybe I’m just jealous of their Pinterest perfect ways, but I just didn’t want […]

Where to Take Your Little Thrill Seekers in Chicagoland

It’s no secret that kids are constantly freaking out their parents with their daredevil ways. I mean, isn’t it more fun to ride your bike while wearing roller skates instead of without??! I actually have a video of my three year old doing this at our local roller rink and the decibel of my voice […]

Summer Nights in Chicagoland

Long, hot summer days getting you sticky, smelly, and totally drained? Me too. That’s why I like to hibernate in the basement with the air conditioning turned to full blast, only to emerge once the sun sets. Because let me tell you, that’s when Chicagoland truly comes alive. There are endless (many free) activities to […]

Healthy Summer Popsicles + a Salad Power GIVEAWAY

Summer is on the horizon and I literally CANNOT wait! My boys and I are looking forward to having a more relaxed schedule, spending hours outside, and exploring everything Chicagoland has to offer. We will undoubtedly be hitting up our favorite ice cream shops and enjoying lots of s’mores in the backyard, but this summer […]

Water Based Learning Activities to Get Your Kids Ready for School

Everywhere I look there are back to school advertisements and as much as I am excited for Fall (hello, pumpkin spiced lattes) why is there such a rush to say goodbye to summer?!?! I mean, there are so many fun ways to prepare for school while celebrating the heat wave that August tends to bring […]

Quick and Easy Summer Meals with Wild Garden

As much as I love summer, there is one thing I don’t like about the warm temps and long days: Being stuck inside to make a meal. I mean, who wants to be trapped inside a hot kitchen when there are beautiful sunny skies to take advantage of? That’s why I’m so glad I discovered […]

Chicago Summer Bucket List

Now that school is out and the fireworks have been lit, it is OFFICIALLY summer in Chicago!  Stressed about covering all of the “must do’s” in Chicagoland?  Have no fear—here is my Chicago Summer Bucket List. Take a water taxi. Hit up the zoo…either Lincoln Park or Brookfield. Enjoy a Chicago style dog at Superdawg…at the […]