40+ parks to visit in the western suburbs this summer

 

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S U M M E R  T I M E  I S  F U N  T I M E

Much about life is learning through experiences. Therefore we try to expose our kids to as many new people and places as we can. Sometimes it’s as simple as checking out a new park, other times we take a road trip to a town we have never been before. But whatever we do, we try to have fun and learn as much as we can. Not only about the place but about each other. Every exhibition evokes something new in us and that is an experience in itself.

But every year, I also get asked “how do you even find some of these places?” Simple: where there is a will, there is a way. So much of this is available to us with a click of a button. You just have to look.

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I am done planning my kids every move!

Happy first week of summer break! We survived, did you?

Recently I have been reading a lot of posts about summer break and things to do and not to do. It seems to be one extreme or another. You either fall into the over planning or not planning at all. I do both. I want my kids to have a fun childhood and carefree days but I am also super cautious and like to know what is going on at all times. Why is that so hard? Why can’t I have days where kids choose their own activities or nothing at all but also days where we plan everything from dusk til dawn?! Why is it so hard to be a parent who likes her peace and quiet but also enjoys planned play dates, park visits, nature walks?

If you are like me or just want to know what we do, keep reading.

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2018 Meaningful Graduation Gift Ideas

We have two graduations this May. An 8th grade and a high school graduation. Both are exceptional kids and deserve the world. But they are both so different and finding the perfect but meaningful gift can be challenging. So while I searched the www, I’ve compiled a list of things that are popular amongst graduates these days.

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Outdoor fun with Spider Disc Games

It is no secret that we love spending time outdoors. Much like our partner, we seek activities that are engaging and cooperative. Something about being together and having fun, it gives us positive energy – until someone looses a game. 🤣

Have kids they said, it will be fun they said! #parentingishard

This time we partnered up with AJ Play to show you a fun game that will excite your kids and elevate your next party or picnic. Come and check out our new outdoor activity, Spider Disc Games [SDG]

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Spring/ Summer – 10 things you need in your car!

Spring has finally sprung! Kids are out and about. Outdoor sports, festivals and play dates are back and I am looking forward to it all. But to make my life easier, I keep my car ready for adventures at all times.

Through my motherhood journey I have learned a thing or two about being prepared and I am sharing my list of things you need in your car. Especially for spring, summer and sometimes even fall!

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Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

Wonderful women should be celebrated daily but having a day just for Mom is fabulous. So in honor of this special day, I took it upon myself and asked my mommy friends, polled the social media circle and searched online for the best Mother’s Day gifts. Most of the requests included things that I would pick as well but some surprised me. Here are moms most wanted gifts!

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All About Cats – 8th Birthday Party

H A P P Y  8 t h  B I R T H D A Y

Our beautiful baby girl celebrated her 8th birthday over the weekend and it was a blast. Not technically a baby anymore and definitely growing up too fast but she will always be our little girl!

I’ve mentioned a few posts back that I would share her party with all of you and here it is. Cats galore! Her ideas, her plans/ requests and our first birthday party AT HOME.  To be able to host it in our house and with her closest girlfriends, was extra special. I particularly loved all of the ideas she had and how passionate she was about planning everything. Wonder who she takes after? 😉 Love her and her quirky cat loving ways.

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Preschool & Kindergarten Ready!

Our son is getting ready for Kindergarten and there is a laundry list of things he needs to know before the new school year starts. Luckily he is in a great preschool program and will be ready in no time. But we also try to practice and have fun at home by incorporating things like magnetic blocks.

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