Where Kids Eat Free in Chicago

I don't know about you but cooking during the summer months is not high on my priority list, yet you still have to get dinner on the table, or go out, which is my preferred choice!  Now that there are only a few days/weeks before school starts here's your chance to hit all the kid... Continue Reading →

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Pre-K: Plan B before Plan A?

If you have applied to the CPS (Chicago Public Schools) free magnet pre-k options, we are all bitting our nails for the lottery results to be released. They have finally posted the dates of when we can expect the results. So we have about 3 weeks to go before we find out if we get... Continue Reading →

Pre-school, When Should You Apply?

Did you know that many of us already missed the deadlines to apply for Pre-School for the upcoming fall school year!  How crazy is that, but it's true.  It's hard to imagine the the minute your child turns 2 you have to start thinking about pre-school.  We all want our kids to have a jump... Continue Reading →

Awesome {& Accurate} Kids Eat Free App

  Did you guys know that there is an app to pull up restaurants that offer kids eat free options AND their times.  I mean how many times have you shown up to the restaurant and the kids eat free window was over, this happens to us all the time. I have done a lot... Continue Reading →

A True Cold Buster

It's that time again, our kids are back in school and all of our noses are dripping like faucets.  Over the holidays I was getting the initial signs of a cold, you know, scratchy throat and sneezing 5 times in a row.  Typically I'll reach for the Emergen-C, but it hasn't been stopping or shortening... Continue Reading →

Fall Festivities around Chicago

It's fall! It's the final days of being able to enjoy being outside before Chicago's winter hits and we're all stuck inside 24/7. Savor and enjoy this time as much as you can. With every season, I feel like theres traditions every family has. Well, fall is one of my favorites, for many reasons. I... Continue Reading →

Hamilton Elementary Walkathon

It's the 10th annual Hamilton Elementary Walkathon on October 19th @ 1pm to empower students to know they can change their own world! Funding and donations goes directly to initiatives the kids can enjoy. Past funding has gone to new playground equipment, science lab, sport courts, and a multimedia art room. This years goal is... Continue Reading →

Hamlin Park Pumpkin Patch

Saturday October 6th is Chicago Park District's pumpkin patch at Hamlin Park (3035 N. Hoyne Ave.) from 10-2pm! There is a small per activity fee of $2-4 CASH ONLY! Activities include pumpkin decorating, halloween carnival rides, petting zoo, pony rides, and temporary tattoos! A super cute harvest photo station will be set up so bring... Continue Reading →


  Sometimes, a weeknight meal is just a throw together! See whats in the fridge.. check the pantry.. what can I salvage? Now, I always have a couple items on hand. And these items are worth the repeat buy. Here we go guys! Trader Joes Salsa Verde. So flavorful, not spicy for the kids, and... Continue Reading →


First week done! How sweet are they for holding hands on the way to school... love them. How did your first week go? It's definitely a tiring week getting everyone back on schedule and into the daily routine, but so rewarding to see those bright smiles at pick up!  

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