Why You Should Book A Vacation Portrait Session

Why You Should Book A Vacation Portrait Session according to http://www.pineappleportraits.com As a mom and a former photographer, I know how much emotion and love family portraits can bring. The pure enjoyment of time spent together and freezing a moment of time, can be so rewarding. Sometimes it is so easy to forget milestones and … Continue reading Why You Should Book A Vacation Portrait Session

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Blackberry Farm – Aurora, IL

If you are looking for something new, interactive and fun to do this summer, Blackberry Farm is the place to be. Located just outside of Chicago in Aurora, IL it is known for its reenactment of pioneer life through educational demonstrations and hands on activities. Open May through September and admission for non residents is … Continue reading Blackberry Farm – Aurora, IL

Introduction to PlusCBD Oil / Hemp-derived Cannabidiol

I don't know about you but if you are anything like me, being a mom sometimes feels like a circus act. But not just any circus act - the one where the poor mama bear is trying to balance on one foot, while juggling balls, smiling and listening to the trainer all at the same … Continue reading Introduction to PlusCBD Oil / Hemp-derived Cannabidiol

40+ parks to visit in the western suburbs this summer

  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 … Continue reading 40+ parks to visit in the western suburbs this summer

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 … Continue reading I am done planning my kids every move!

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

Mother’s day brunch & more – Western Suburbs of Chicago

Here is a list of things you can do for Mother's day in the western suburbs of Chicago. As always, these places sell out fast so please call ahead to make reservations. Pinstripes Mother's Day Brunch is fabulous! Located in a beautiful area with lots of shopping, cafes, spas and more. South Barrington on May … Continue reading Mother’s day brunch & more – Western Suburbs of Chicago

My constant love/ hate relationship with motherhood

Motherhood: the state of being a mother. That's it?! I feel like this definition is too short and vague. I bet you if you asked any mom about motherhood, none of them would describe it like that. Motherhood/ parenthood is so complex that it cannot simply be defined by a single sentence. It needs a … Continue reading My constant love/ hate relationship with motherhood

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 … Continue reading Mother’s Day Gift Ideas