9 Ways to Enhance Your Child's Learning Experience in 2019

9 Ways to Enhance Your Child's Learning Experience in 2019
We are in the final day of 2018, and halfway through winter break for most school-aged children. My daughter enjoyed her first week of break celebrating the holiday with family and her new gifts. This week will be all about learning to keep her brain flowing as we prepare for school next week. We are... Read more »

You Can Visit the North Pole without Leaving Chicago

You Can Visit the North Pole without Leaving Chicago
I can’t believe we’re only a few weeks away from Christmas again! The holiday season always flies by so fast that our family rarely gets an opportunity to enjoy the many festive attractions the city has to offer. Each year, I make a promise to myself that we’ll go to Winter Wonderfest, catch the Holiday CTA Train or... Read more »

My 6 Year Old Talks Faves with JoJo Siwa

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Nickelodeon SlimeFest was hosted in the U.S. for the first time, and in Chicago of all places. I was extremely excited when I first learned that the multi-day family festival would be coming to town. I already knew my daughter would be stoked to see her fave, JoJo Siwa perform on stage. We ended up... Read more »
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5 Things You Can Do To Maximize Your Kids Summer Break

5 Things You Can Do To Maximize Your Kids Summer Break
Today was officially my daughter’s last day of 1st grade. She ended the school year on a high note with honor roll all yearlong, a 1st place spelling bee trophy and excited about going to the next level. It’s my job as her parent to ensure that she has an active summer that stimulates her... Read more »

Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day Means More Than You Think

Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day Means More Than You Think
Today, is recognized as “Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day” and also referred to as “Bring Your Child To Work Day” by some. I remember hearing about it as a child, however I never went to work with either of my parents on the day. Could have been because it was on school... Read more »

The Toys R Us Kid in Me is Sad

The Toys R Us Kid in Me is Sad
Growing up, a trip to Toys R Us was practically along the level of what going to Disney World is for today’s generation of children. Maybe not to that extreme exactly, but it was pretty up there as something my siblings and I looked forward to. I mean, it wasn’t like we actually took family... Read more »
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Too much homework is really a thing...

Too much homework is really a thing...
My daughter started Kindergarten last school year. She did fairly well, making honor roll throughout the school year. Her teacher praised her regularly, and she won first place in the all-school spelling bee. As parents, we are extremely proud of our little lady. What parent wouldn’t be proud of their child excelling across subjects with... Read more »

Like most things, Super Bowl Parties were better in college

Like most things, Super Bowl Parties were better in college
I’m not a football fan. Never have been, and I probably never will be. I’ve been to college games, attended several super bowl parties, but have yet to actually enjoy the game. I have a pretty decent understanding of it, just don’t really have a true interest in it. All that said, I still enjoy... Read more »

That one time I had to say goodbye to college life

That one time I had to say goodbye to college life
Naturally, in 30+ years, I’ve had to say goodbye to people, places and things. It’s the way of the world, and we all have to prepare ourselves for those moments throughout life. Saying goodbye to people is by far the hardest, however tonight, I’m writing about a goodbye I rarely ever think about. My goodbye... Read more »
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6 Indoor Spots For Fall and Winter Kids Birthdays In Chicago

6 Indoor Spots For Fall and Winter Kids Birthdays In Chicago
Tomorrow is the first day of fall, even if it doesn’t feel like it outside just yet. While we’re happy about the extended summer weather, we all know it will soon come to an end. For those of us with children born in the fall and winter months, we’re often charged with the task of... Read more »