Last Day of Kindergarten – School’s Out for Summer


Hope everyone is having a great summer so far! June 1st was the last day of school for us. Wow, kindergarten went by so quickly! I can’t believe it’s over already. It’s pretty amazing how much WHMJr learned this school year. She can read almost anything now and her writing is so much better than […]

Family Friendly Activities in Chicago – August 2014

Photo courtesy of the Illinois State Fair.

All good things must come to an end, even warm weather. Those of us Chicagoans who make it through the winter we live for summer. Here to help, we’ve sifted through the warm-weather calendar to bring you these family friendly activities in Chicago and surrounding suburbs in August. Continue reading…

Family Friendly Activities in Chicago – July 2014


We’re a month in, but there’s still plenty of family friendly activities to enjoy this summer in Chicago. There’s something for everyone to make the most of much-needed vacation days and warm weather. Continue reading…

What I Learned From Visiting Hawaii

Now that our spring vacation is over I’m back to the daily grind. You know the drill — wake up, go to work, leave work exhausted, hang with my kid for a few short hours, fight with kid to go to bed, fall asleep watching TV, and then start the day all over again. Since […]

We’re Back!!!

Hey everybody! We finally made it back from Hawaii. Unfortunately, we got in late last night. So, we’ll get back to posting tomorrow. I’ve also got some great stories about our trip that we would like to share. Here is a sneak peek through a few pictures! That is it for now! We appreciate you […]

Vacation Baby!

Thanks to everyone for stopping by while we’re vacationing in Hawaii!  We’re having an awesome time!  In case you’re wondering, we’re in the Ko Olina area on the western side of Oahu.  Here is the view from our place: We’ll be back to our regular posting schedule on Monday. Enjoy!

18 Tips for Flying with Toddlers

Airplane travel with kids isn’t easy. With many of our family members living far away, my two-year-old has already flown eight times. After getting lots of great tips from friends and family about airline travel with a toddler, as well as doing my own research, I thought I’d give you all a recap about what worked […]

Packing Tips for Traveling With Kids

We’re frantically getting ready to leave for our spring break getaway and it got me thinking about packing for vacationing as a family. With young children, packing well takes a little common sense and a dash of creativity. Packing lists will obviously change over time as your child grows and their needs and interests change. […]

Poll: What Are Your Spring Break Plans?

As parents, spring break is all about having the kids home from school. It’s the perfect time for a family vacation. When I hear “Spring break” it makes me think of college students partying. But Spring break has also become a popular vacation time for families who find it easier to get away for a few […]

New Year’s Resolutions – February Update


It’s hard to stick to your New Year’s resolutions. Most people do this for a few days or weeks, and then miss a day, and give up. Typically, I don’t make New Year’s resolutions, because I never keep them. In fact, I didn’t bother making any resolutions in 2013. But this year is different. Perhaps it’s the fact that […]

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