Neighborhood Spotlight: Lakeview

To tag onto my ‘where to raise your family in Chicago’ post, this week we are featuring Lakeview. Lakeview encompasses so many amazing neighborhoods including West Lakeview, Southport Corridor, East Lakeview, Boystown, Wrigleyvile and even bits of Buena Park are all considered to be Lakeview as a whole. The medium price point for single family…

Buying a Home in Chicago for Your Family: Where to Live–Popular Neighborhoods

Buying a home for your family is an exciting venture, but it can also be quite stressful. Especially if you’re new to the Chicago area and don’t know where to start looking. Where do you want to live? What school district should I consider? How much home can we afford? These are all questions that…

10 Things We Love About North Center

We love North Center! It’s where our office is located and it’s adjacent to our neighborhood. We flank between West Lakeview and North Center and love it. It’s been dubbed the suburbs in the city and for good reason. Picturesque treelined streets, shopping and restaurants, top rated schools, amazing parks and so many families everywhere.…

Top 4 Pumpkin Patches Near Chicago

Can you believe it is already October? I do not know about you but once it is October the kids are begging to buy a pumpkin to carve! Two of our top 4 favorite pumpkin patches to visit are also our favorite apple orchards. If you did not have time in September to make it…

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Goodbye Lunchbox Rut and Hello Lunchbox Notes (freebie)

Get out of the lunchbox rut with these fun lunch ideas! Packing lunches does not have to be boring or take a long time. All of the lunch ideas below are nut free. Prepare the lunches ahead of time using a couple of divided meal boxes, a package of reusable baking cups, and salad dressing…

Best Back to School Gear 2021

With the last year and a half being either all remote or half remote my kids are so excited to go back full time this year for school (with fingers crossed šŸ¤ž! Last year the most important item for going back to school was finding a laptop or desk for remote learning, but this year…

Local Chicago Happenings this week and the rest of this summer

There are still a bunch of fun things to do around Chicago this weekend and this coming week! Check out just a few things that are happening around town. Let us know which are your favorites. RETRO ON ROSCOE: Live music and great food all on the cutest street in Roscoe Village 2. TITAN WALLS:…

Family Fun August Bucket List

Can you believe summer is almost over?!?! Time seems to have flown by this summer. Adjusting to the new normal while trying to maintain summer fun for my family made me think I needed to create an end of summer bucket list. I wanted to have activities for my family to do together before school…

Best Sunscreen For Kids This Summer!

With the summer heat still in full effect I am always on the search for the best sunscreen for my family. There are so many options out in stores and online it can be overwhelming to just pick one or two. I narrowed down my favorites I tried this summer with my family to help…

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 STARĀ® 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…