Tips for Visiting Cantigny Park

You know how some museums and parks are old and antiquated with “No Touching” signs everywhere? Well, that is a thing of the past at Cantigny Park. At this vast park, there are award-winning gardens, museums, hiking trails, restaurants, playgrounds, picnic areas, and even a TANK PARK to explore! Here are some Tips for Visiting […]

Highwood Skeleton Display

I know I’m not the only one who has been frustrated to find that fun, family-friendly Halloween activities in the Chicagoland area are either sold out or swamped with people. But I have great news—there is an interactive and creative display nestled in the northern suburbs that is sure to impress all of the Halloween […]

Chicago Parent Bracket Battle Official Bracket Reveal

March is officially here, and it’s time for some madness, Chicago Style! After going through hundreds of nominations from Chicagoland parents, I am thrilled to announce the 64 family-friendly businesses who have made it into the Chicago Parent Bracket Battle: City vs. Suburbs Tournament! As a refresher, the #CPBracketBattle is broken down into family-friendly favorites […]

Chicago Parent Bracket Battle–JOIN ME!

It’s getting to be one of the most MADDENING (but in a good way) times of year—Shamrock shakes are aplenty, kids’ extra-curricular activities start to ramp up, visions of Spring Break dance in our heads, and basketball brackets take over not just your social media feeds, but also the focus in your office and school […]

How to Throw a Galentine’s Day Party

You know how they say it takes a village to raise a child? Well, it takes a squad to support a mom. And what better way to celebrate your support system than with a Galentine’s Day Celebration? It’s a great excuse to dress up, unwind, and treat your fellow mamas like the queens they are […]

Where Kids Should Eat for Chicago Restaurant Week

Kids change A LOT of things (while you don’t get to sleep in on weekends anymore, you develop the ability to recite numerous Disney movies line-for-line) but just because you are a parent doesn’t mean that you have to skip out on Chicago Restaurant Week. Between January 24th and February 9th, over 430 restaurants showcase […]

My Museum–Chicagoland’s FREE Children’s Museum

I’ve shared free Chicago Museum Days for Illinois residents before and the original mission of my blog was to create a massive list of free activities for local families, but my newest discovery is even bigger. Bigger than big, actually. I found an innovative, beautiful children’s museum in Chicagoland that is FREE. For everyone. Always. […]

Review: Ultimate Ninjas

I’m not going to lie, I DREAD the winter in Chicago. It consists of almost five straight months of my boys wrestling one another and basically climbing the walls all while I gulp coffee and obsessively check my Weather Channel app, searching for signs of Spring. But after attending a friends’ birthday party a few […]

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 […]