5 Things To Look For When Choosing Swim Lessons

Thanks to Big Blue Swim School for sponsoring this post. As always, all thoughts are my own. Having tried out swim lessons at about a dozen places, I’m amazed at how different swim lesson programs can be. Considering all the options that are available to families I thought it would be helpful to put together … Read more

Slime Bash Chicago (Giveaway)

This is a sponsored post. Calling all parents of children and tweens who LOVE slime…. Maddie Rae’s Slime Bash Chicago! The World’s Largest Slime Convention is Chicago bound. Created by Maddie Rae, a 13-year-old entrepreneur who launched Maddie Rae’s Slime Glue, this is one slime-tastic event that is not to be missed. This two day event will … Read more

Fall Fun In McHenry County

Thanks to McHenry County, Illinois for hosting my family for a few days of fall fun! My family was invited to visit McHenry County and we discovered so much fall fun just a short drive away from the city of Chicago. Between back to school and the busy fall sports season we hadn’t done many … Read more

Chicago Toy & Game Fair 2018 (Giveaway)

Thanks to ChiTAG for sponsoring this post and hosting my family for the past several years. It’s hard to believe that the Chicago Toy & Game Fair (lovingly referred to as ChiTAG) is only about a month and a half away! The 2-day toy and game extravaganza will be held at Navy Pier, Festival Hall … Read more

15 Family Friendly Things To Do In Chicago And The Suburbs This Summer

Disclosure: While this is not a sponsored post, I have partnered with most of these attractions over the years or have ongoing relationships with them. Thanks to all of the Chicago and suburban attractions that support this blog and provide my family with amazing experiences! Regardless of relationship though, all thoughts are my own honest … Read more

Things To Do In Chicago On A Rainy Day

This is a sponsored post but all thoughts are my own. There are so many outdoor things to do in Chicago during the warm spring and summer months (that are coming eventually…I promise!) but I wanted to share some things you can do on a rainy day in Chicago. Whether you live in the city … Read more

Developmental Differences Resource Fair In Chicago

Thanks to the Neighborhood Parents Network for sponsoring this post. As a special needs parent I feel like resources that are available for my child, or our family, are generally not promoted that well. I typically find out about things from other parents or after a lot of research. I always wished there was an … Read more

Teaching Teens To Make Smart Money Choices

This article was sponsored by Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company (MassMutual), Springfield, MA 01111-0001. www.MassMutual.com. All opinions are those of the author. Earlier this week I had the privilege of attending Chicago’s FutureSmart event. This event, part of a series of events in cities across the country, was hosted by MassMutual in partnership with local NBA … Read more