The Best Chicago Winter 2015 Activities for Kids & Families

It’s been a hard, snowy winter in Chicago, or Chiberia as it is now called, but there are still fun Chicago winter 2015 activities you could be enjoying with your family. This is the point in winter where cabin fever hits its peak. The warm months of spring still seem to be an eternity away, and... Read more »

Chronological King: Reading Every Stephen King Book in Order

It may sound weird, but Stephen King has been a major figure in my life since I was ten years old. When I was ten years old, I read one of his books. It’s a clear memory etched into my permanent recall. It was Christmas break, and I was in the 5th grade. I had... Read more »

Top 3 Places To Cut Your Own Christmas Tree Around Chicago

If you have ever watched National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, then you may be leery of cutting your own tree. Or, you might think it is the most macho act ever and savor the idea of slaying one of these fierce woodland warriors to place like a severed-head trophy in a place of honor in your... Read more »
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Will Your Christmas Tree Kill You: A guide to picking the perfect tree

As Christmas creeps closer, millions of people are trying to make a last minute decision on whether to buy an artificial or real Christmas tree this season. According to the articles you read, a real Christmas tree can either save the planet or kill you and your entire family. There are similar stories for artificial... Read more »

Weight Watchers: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

When it comes to diets, Weight Watchers is probably the most famous and longest standing contender in the ring. Everyone seems to have some passing knowledge of the program, regardless of if they have ever tried it or not. Most people know a success story or two as well. What most people don’t know is... Read more »

Top 5 Chicago Christmas 2015 Activities for Families This Weekend

With mild weather on the way, this is the perfect weekend to get out and enjoy some Chicago Family Christmas 2015 activities. Chicago Christmas 2015 is sure to be a memorable one with these fun activities to provide Christmas cheer for families and kids of all ages. Here are the top 5 Christmas festivities around... Read more »
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Top 5 Toys I Refuse to Buy my Kids for Christmas

Every year kids love to see the list of hot toys for Christmas. Christmas 2015 is no different, with a brand new crop of new and exciting toys for kids to gleefully receive from Santa. Like millions of other kids every year my kids make a list for “Santa” of things they want for Christmas.... Read more »

Top 5 Christmas Light Displays Around Chicago 2015

Looking for the top 5 best Christmas light displays around Chicago? It is Christmas in Chicago, and with the great weather this week, it is the perfect time to get outside and enjoy the best Christmas light displays around Chicago in 2015. Included in this list are some classic favorites like holiday magic at Brookfield... Read more »

Top 5 Best Chicago Outdoor Fall Weekend Escapes 2015

With Chicago hotspots like the Shedd Aquarium hitting capacity during fall weekends, you might want to think “outside” and enjoy some of the great natural areas the Chicago region has to offer.  Some quiet time in the woods can help you regain your emotional sanity, and stretch your legs at the same time.  Shorter trails... Read more »
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Chicago Halloween 2015 Fall Fun Events & Activities This Weekend

Looking for something fun this weekend that doesn’t take place at a Pumpkin Farm? Get your Chicago Halloween 2014 fall fun at these 5 events and festivals held by local communities.   Haunted Forest at Oakbrook Park District From Thursday October 9th– Saturday the 11th Oakbrook park district is hosting their haunted forest event. While... Read more »
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