Visiting the Shedd Aquarium During Covid

The Shedd Aquarium is our family’s FAVORITE museum (I blame my toddler son’s obsession with “Finding Nemo” for this) so when we heard that it was reopening with stringent Covid precautions, we were thrilled to give it a try. We have been incredibly cautious during the global pandemic for a wide variety of reasons, and […]

Holiday Light Show Essentials

Let’s face it, outings have been few and far between this holiday season thanks to the global pandemic. So when we have gone out to celebrate the holidays, we have gone ALL OUT. The perfect example of this is how we prepare for going to look at Christmas light displays throughout Chicagoland. From where to […]

Best Chicagoland U-Pick Christmas Tree Farms

While 2020 might be uprooting just about ALL of your holiday plans, there are many Chicagoland tree farms open this year for you to continue your family’s annual tradition. I’ve narrowed down all of the options within an hour or so of the city to create this list of the Best Chicagoland U-Pick Christmas Tree […]

Trick-Or-Treat Spider Web

While Covid has forced us to cancel vacations, birthday parties, and other fun celebrations, we REFUSE to let it stop one of our favorite days of the year—Halloween! My boys love decorating our house, coming up with fun costumes, and of course, trick-or-treating. There are no clear rules in our town regarding trick-or-treating on Halloween, […]

Tips for the Schaumburg Sculpture Park

While pandemic life has taken a TON away from us, it has also given us the opportunity to research and scope out Chicagoland gems that we never would have learned about if we weren’t so focused on places to social distance. Our newest discovery? The Schaumburg Sculpture Park, also known as The Chicago Athenaeum International […]