10 Ways to Make Your Home Greener

Between reducing the cost of homeownership and protecting the environment, there are many benefits of keeping your home eco-friendly. Here are 10 ways to embrace a greener lifestyle: Swap Out Appliances ENERGY STARยฎ products use less energy and meet strict criteria set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Department of Energy. From air conditioners to refrigerators…

Date Night Fun at AIRE!

The importance of date night is really special to my husband Benjamin and I. With three kids and our fast paces jobs always pulling us every hour of our days we always try to do a date night every other week. Growing up my mother always told me to never stop dating your husband. It…

Best Swimsuits For Kids (SUMMER IS HERE!)

Chicago is amazing for providing so many options for water fun for kids in the summer all throughout the city. From public pools, beaches, waterparks, and private pools all opening up in a couple of weeks your kids are going to need some stylish suits to hit the water with. Being a mom and having…

Fall With Kids in the City

Fall is around the corner and with that I need activities to keep my toddler from getting cabin fever. ย I am one to always look for bargains and deals in order to stretch my dollar as far as it can go. First, your local Chicago Park district has many activities from early childhood and up.…

Toddler Birthday’s in the City

Holden’s birthday is coming up in just a couple of months and with the big 2 I am going to have a birthday party with all of his little friends.  Like many of us in the city we are low on space; and the thought of having 10 kids and their parents packed into our…

Dining out with the WHOLE Family

Some people could say that the single best thing about Chicago are the restaurants…so many amazing ones that it would take several lifetimes to visit each and every tasty spot. Now that we are a family of 3 dining out has taken on a whole new meaning for us.  It is a luxury when we…