Flip-Phone Parenting trend

Flip-Phone Parenting trend

You may be just as shocked as I am but flip-phone parenting is a trend to watch in 2019! Now...the chances of this actually sticking around are slim but you have to admit, it makes sense. How do I feel about this trend? I can totally understand this flip phone trend. A lot of parents [...]

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Spring Break: Staycation Ideas Vol II

Spring Break: Staycation Ideas Vol II

Spring break is just around the corner folks and if you are anything like me, you have zero plans. Until today! Check out my list of all things spring break in the Chicagoland area. A little back story: We are yet to take a spring break vacation. YUP, you read that right. We have never taken [...]

Snow day & indoor activities

Snow day & indoor activities

In most cases when the school calls for a SNOW DAY, that just means an extra day for the kids to do some sledding, snowboarding and/ or skiing. But not this time around. This time we are strongly advised not to leave the house. Not to expose our skin to these brutal negative temperatures and [...]

Am I raising independent or needy kids?!

Am I raising independent or needy kids?!

Good morning! Let's jump right in! I am that mom. The mom who is conflicted! On one hand I want my kids to grow and be independent so they don't end up needy. But on another hand I want to help them with everything because soon enough they won't need me. Now what?!  I don't know! [...]

10 things I’ve learned about myself – in our 10 years of marriage

10 things I’ve learned about myself – in our 10 years of marriage

Marriage isn’t always easy. Merging two personalities and years of life and experiences prior to uniting can be beautiful yet challenging. Adding children, jobs, homes, sacrifices and new encounters bring on a whole other set of trials. But through all of that, there is growth. There is maturity and sometimes immaturity. But most of all [...]

Back to school lunch ideas

Back to school lunch ideas

Today we are tackling the daunting task of school lunches! In just a few short weeks, I will have 2 kids in school full time! While that sounds fantastic and allows for more me time, it isn't as glamorous. Because both of my kids have different tastes and likes, we have already started to individually analyze [...]

11 Powerful Books For Kids

11 Powerful Books For Kids

Where did the summer break go?! Wasn't it just yesterday that I was blogging about a list of things you could do this summer?! 🙄 But back to school it is and that has me thinking about books! From picture books to books that focus on sharing, kindness, courage, relationships and more. Here are my favorite children's [...]

40+ parks to visit in the western suburbs this summer

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 [...]

I am done planning my kids every move!

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 [...]