Surviving the Cold Winter with Kids

Surviving the Cold Winter with Kids
My children are outdoor children, no doubt about it. They love to be outdoors, in the water, in the dirt, and in the sun. So winter is always hard on them. I try to keep their toys as organized as possible. Organized toys means they can spend more time using their imagination and less time... Read more »

Museum of Science & Industry - After the Holidays

Museum of Science & Industry - After the Holidays
Recently, because the kids were bouncing off the walls with all the Christmukkah sugar they had, we took a family field trip to the Museum of Science and Industry. As always, I forgot my stroller. Luckily one state ID and $5 later, I was able to rent one from the museum concierge. And we were... Read more »

New Year - New Garden

New Year - New Garden
Recently, I had an idea. I’m testing out this idea on my windowsill. I have an insanely huge collection of jars that I’ve been using for projects over the years. I also have a lot of tin cans I have been collecting to take to recycling. First, I used a can opener to punch some... Read more »
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Family Friendly Review: Oak Lawn Children’s Museum

Family Friendly Review: Oak Lawn Children’s Museum
We recently went to the Oak Lawn Children’s Museum. We got free tickets off of our local Facebook “free group” and off we went. The kids are on vacation, and I’m off of work, so I figured this was the perfect time to go. Normally tickets are $9 for kids and adults (under 1 is... Read more »

Tips for Surviving the CTU Strike

My daughter is super high energy, and she has some disabilities, so I was concerned about her falling behind with the strike happening. Im going to pause here and tell you – please don’t turn the comments into a political firefight. Thank you. First, I’m extremely fortunate to have a great village to help me... Read more »

Chicagoland Family Weekend Events

Chicagoland Family Weekend Events
Here’s a list of family-friendly events that you can attend this weekend. Most of these are free or very inexpensive, and most are outdoors events because my kids love running around in this fall cool weather. Halloween Bike Ride! Get your costumes on, your bike lights illuminated, and get outside to ride bikes around and... Read more »
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It’s Almost Beginning to Look Like...Recycling!

It’s my favorite holiday jungle! What’s that? It’s October and you’re deeply offended I would even suggest the idea of Christmas? Yeah. Me too. But! The thing about being frugal is it takes a lot of planning. So, forgive me, I’m just trying to plan ahead and help you plan ahead. Pretty soon the harsh... Read more »

Quick Hits

Quick Hits
Here’s links to some amazing things I’ve found this week: Promoted Parent: If you are a parent to a child with special needs, this agency helps connect you with jobs that allow you to work from home. As a special needs parent, I assure you, this is HUGE. You should only bank with credit unions, if... Read more »

Family Friendly Events around Chicagoland - Weekend of 10/4-6/2019

If you’re a working mom or dad like I am, you try to cram as much stuff into the weekend. Mostly because you really enjoy being around your children, but also because you want to run their little butts off so they get worn out and sleep in. It never works, my kids are always... Read more »
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We are Obsessed with Drawing on the Walls

No. Seriously. We, as a family, love drawing on the walls. When we lived in the Western Suburbs *anime love eyes* we had a chalkboard wall where we put all our to-do’s. We also taught our daughter all her colors, all her letters, phonics, and shapes using this chalkboard. I have a weird emotional attachment... Read more »