Mount Prospect Park District Play Plex

Looking for an affordable place to take your kids to burn off some energy? Look no further than the newly renovated PlayPlex at the RexPlex. The spacious and sunny room has a wide assortment of toys for your child to play with, climb on, and explore for the incredibly low price of $2 per child. […]

Chicagoland 1st Birthday Party Guide

Congrats, mom and dad, you made it almost a full year! You have figured out when to freak out and call the pediatrician at 3 a.m., when to simply relax and pour yourself a glass of wine, how to get your little one to sleep through the night (hopefully), and have memorized oh so many […]

25 Fun Indoor SCREEN FREE Activities

Are you willing to keep one of my dirty little secrets? I love television. ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT. Sometimes the thought of curling up on the couch with a glass of wine and Olivia Pope is just about the only thing that gets me through a tough day.  The problem is, Pinterest and Facebook and all […]

Jenny Barron Fishman–Sweet Pea’s Studio

It’s officially January, time for everyone to start making resolutions to get healthy and fit, attain happiness, spend more meaningful time with family, and so on. Well, I have great news for all of you. There is a magnificent gem in Chicago where many of these goals can be reached: Sweet Pea’s Studio. Jenny Barron […]

Easy Prep Meals

Being a parent is tough.  We making so many important decisions, serve as positive role models, take care of our children’s needs…it’s exhausting!  And when I am struggling through one of those loooong weeks, the last thing I want to do is cook.  That’s why I rely on my favorite and reliable list of easy […]

Chicago Botanic Garden’s Wonderland Express

Chicago is truly one of the most wonderful places in the entire world to celebrate Christmas. There are twinkling lights everywhere you look, carolers serenade you everywhere, from the L platform to Michigan Avenue…it makes Chicago totally bearable in the winter. At least until February rolls around, then we’ve just about had it. But let’s […]

Best Gift Box Subscriptions

Tick, tock, tick tock…Do you hear that?  That’s holiday stress firmly implanting itself on your shoulders.  And no matter how many back and shoulder rubs you try to con out of your partner, the stress is going to stay there until you manage to cross everyone off your to do list.  So you’re going to […]

Best Christmas Lights in Chicagoland

Although I may criticize the houses that have mismatched lights (half blinking color lights, regular white lights, and purple rope lights all at once?  Seriously?!?), one of my absolute FAVORITE Christmas activities is to drive around looking at all of the Christmas Lights in Chicagoland.  So put on some matching jammies, warm up some hot […]

Maricris Calica–Makeup By Maricris

Look around your local coffee shop, grocery store, even gas station and you will undoubtedly find one:  an exhausted mama who sacrifices her appearance in order to build the highest lego towers, read that special book one more time, or cut that PB&J into perfect, crustless triangles.  My guess is that many of us moms, […]