There’s no city quite like Chicago to spend the holiday season. Make the holiday season in Chicago festive with Christmas markets, ice skating, musicals and so much seasonal fun. There is something special about Christmas in Chicago, so here is a Chicago Guide to the Holidays.Read More
Aikman Wildlife Adventure is a drive through and walk through wildlife sanctuary in Arcola, Illinois. Aikman Wildlife Adventure's mission is to provide the highest quality of life possible to wildlife in need, while maintaining a family friendly environment through interaction, education, conservationRead More
In a major break from Medieval Times’ 34-year tradition of casting a king in the show’s lead role, the company has revealed that a queen is now in charge and sole ruler of the land. She is cast as a firm but kind ruler respected throughout the kingdom who inherited the throne at the passing of her father, the previous king. This is Leigh Cordner, our Creative Director’s 4th full show with Medieval Times!Read More
Jewel-Osco offers convenient online grocery shopping. They carry fresh, healthy foods and supermarket staples from all your favorite brands all available for delivery right to your front door. Jewel-Osco can pretty much deliver everything we need from day-to-day- groceries and necessities toRead More
Are you looking for ideas for things to do in Chicago with your children? Check out the numerous family-oriented attractions and sights that are well-suited for kids including zoos, museums, parks, sporting events and so much more in this 10 Things to do with Kids in Chicago.Read More
Melody Ellison, the newest character to join American Girl’s popular BeForever line, is a hopeful and positive 9 year-old girl growing up during a time that is completely different from what my daughtersRead More
What does every little girl want? A best friend, of course! A new friend is all a little girl could ever hope for. America Girl Doll delivers five new friends with their new WellieWishers line of dolls.
See an unparalleled view of Chicago from the top of the Willis Tower. Step out on The Ledge with your family and tweens on The Ledge at SkyDeck Chicago, formerly known as the Sears Tower NOW called WIllis Tower. The Willis Tower upgraded and added The Ledge, four glass boxes on the 103rd floor.Read More
My family and I are lucky enough to live near a fabulous city, Chicago. We benefit from many things chicago has to offer us and one of the greatest is the museums. My children love The Field Museum and pretty much have the layout memorized. However, we had yet to visit the The Field Museum's exhibit of Opening the Vaults: Wonders of the 1893 World’s Fair.
We are huge fans of fairs and considering Opening the Vaults: Wonders of the 1893 World’s Fair happened to have been the larget fair in Chicago like ever, we were super excited to see this exhibit. I downloaded the Field Museum Tours mobile app prior to leaving in order to provide my family with extra information about the exhibit and items found in the exhibit itself. The Field Museum Tours mobile app is free for the iPhone and Android. Once we arrived at the museum, I quickly connected to the “FieldMuseumWifi" for the best performace whilst visiting the museum that day.Read More
I adore Fall and it is simply my favorite time of the year. My favorite season. My favorite weather. My favorite food. I'm so looking forward to all the delicious Fall recipes that are going to be enjoyed. Apple recipes - are favorite recipes in our home. Today, I'm excited to share with you some of my favorite Fall apple recipes.
I think moments of connections come when we enjoy life’s small moments. If we slow down a bit and enjoy the simplest of things, we would enjoy the small moments more. The busyness of our fast paced lives tend to lose sight of what is important - - spending quality time with loved ones. The best gifts in our lives are enjoying our family. The blessings of eating and drinking together, listening and engaging with one another.
Every year we take the children apple picking at a local orchard that has become our favorite. It is a family outing that we look forward to every year and our day there never disappoints. This year there has been loads of construction on the tollway, so we opted for the back roads route.Read More
We love Chicago as there is so much to see and it is so diverse. We had a really enjoyable, inexpensive family time picnicking today and I can't wait to do it again soon. A picnic in the city was a snap to pull off.Read More
I need to update my body image now that I am in my forties. Weight gain and wrinkles are what I see in the mirror now, and are one aspect of growing older that I wish I could avoid.
I am a caretaker to my husband and my children and I ignore myself. My wellness plan has all but evaporated from my life because I am simply too busy to think about it. My body has been changing these past couple of years, sending me signals, which I have been ignoring, resulting in the development of bad habits-- little to no exercise and greasy snack food late at night.
I recently had the opportunity to attend a Chicago Cubs baseball game that a fellow area blogger had organized while working with MasterCard on their Priceless Chicago Cubs Pledge Program influencer event. This was amazing opportunity for me and my family and really any Chicago Cubs fan.
All the fans were able to take part in an outfield clinic with three Chicago Cubs coaches, learn the basics of baseball and get their picture taken on the on deck circle!!! It was an experience let me tell you! I met a fellow fan who had carried a Chicago Cub flag all the way to Afghanistan and hoisted it up on the top of a building where he was stationed. VERY COOL!
Last week I took the children downtown, we were having especially lovely weather in January, so walking about was not too terrible. Which, if you live in Chicago, can be quite vicious in January.
Here are some of the sights we took in.