Category: fun

My top 5 guilty pleasures

1. Makeup websites/tutorials. Have you ever browsed a website and one click led to another and you realized you just lost a good portion of your life? Some people find this happens on Pinterest, Reddit (guilty) or YouTube. I can scroll through websites dedicated to makeup advice like it’s my job. Makeup for days! Face... Read more »

5 things to do on a snow day: Kid edition

5 things to do on a snow day: Kid edition
It’s been a little chilly here in Chicago this week. Schools have been closing down and parents have been looking for things to do on a snow day to keep everyone from losing their marbles. Luckily, we survived the Polar Vortex last year and I lived to share some of our favorite activities with you... Read more »

Creating bath time fun for kids

Creating bath time fun for kids
The Oscars are on tonight and all of the “it” celebrities are wearing shaving cream hats. It’s true! Okay, only half of that statement is true. The shaving cream hat hasn’t quite taken off yet, but it has in our house. Soon the word will spread and Joan Rivers will be critiquing which swirly masterpiece... Read more »
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Learning through play: weight with preschoolers

Learning through play: weight with preschoolers
I don’t normally write about a new game or toy that the kids received, but I decided to write about this one because they can’t keep their hands off of it. And that’s a good thing. Franky got a game from our neighbor for his birthday yesterday. It’s pretty simple actually. It involves a scale,... Read more »

10 happy songs to brighten your winter

10 happy songs to brighten your winter
This is day 5 of my week long series called “Take Back the Weather!” Chicago is currently colder than my freezer and it’s only getting worse. I just heard today that school might be called off again next week because temperatures will be below zero with dangerous wind chills. Today was gray, windy and cold.... Read more »

When it's cold outside, bring the snow indoors

When it's cold outside, bring the snow indoors
Today is day 3 of my “Take Back the Weather!” challenge. This is due to the crazy amount of snow and cold Chicago is experiencing this winter. It’s our way of telling the weather that we run things around here! This morning it was 2°F when we walked to the bus stop and around 10°F... Read more »
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My daughter, my manicurist

My daughter, my manicurist
I’m not one to get a manicure often. In fact, I don’t think I’ve had an official one since before I had kids. I’m pretty fancy like that. Today Lilia came downstairs with a bag containing a “surprise” that she had for me. “I’ll give you a hint,” she said pulling out those toe separator... Read more »

Turning your plain photos into hilarious ones

Turning your plain photos into hilarious ones
Over the summer, Fran and I were able to stay at what I would consider, a fancy hotel. I added some details (monocle, top hat) to a photo of mine and said that’s how I was going to dress in order to fit in with the rich folk. I’m not sure which was funnier, the... Read more »

Glow stick bathtub and other adventures

Glow stick bathtub and other adventures
I might be a little obsessed with glow sticks. Lilia is too, so I clearly passed this gene on to her. We’ve had a steady supply of them in the house since the beginning of July. It seems like Halloween and the 4th of July are prime glow stick time. You can find bins of... Read more »
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