CPS Schools: Deadline to Opt-back-into In-Person Learning is Extended

The deadline to opt-in (intent) for in-person learning at CPS schools has been extended until December 7th! Having all 3 kids learning from home this year plus a full time job has been challenging to say the least. This year has been definitely interesting and tough for all parents and children that are learning remotely.…

Winter Break Holiday To-Do List

Holiday activities in Chicago 2019

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…

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…

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…

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…

EASY WEEKNIGHT RECIPE: TACO TUESDAY

  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…

1 WEEK DOWN…

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!  

Back to School Shopping

A new school year has begun! Growing up, my favorite part of going back to school was always the shopping. New shoes, gel pens, sparkly backpack… that first day was a day to impress, no matter the grade. Plus, who doesn’t love taking photos of the kiddos when they’re looking so adorable and excited for…

Learn To Swim – There is still time!

Get your kids swimming and learn safety around the pool before the summer is in full swing. The Lakeview YMCA has room in their learn to swim intensive program that starts next week (June 18th).  This is a 2 week program that is every day (except Fridays).  I think this is much more useful than…