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Best Winter Weekend – January 16th & 17th

Best Winter Weekend – January 16th & 17th

Before we talk about this weekend, have you entered the Classic Kids Featured Family Giveaway!? Scroll down to the bottom of the post for more information about this awesome opportunity from Classics Kids Chicago! It's time for another weekend roundup! I'm especially...

Obstacles, Fitness, Fun at Ultimate Ninjas

Obstacles, Fitness, Fun at Ultimate Ninjas

  Written by: Jackie Piejak, Owner of Ultimate Ninjas and ULTIFIT adult fitness   How far we’ve come in a few short years! American Ninja Warrior is now casting for its 13th season on NBC and over 30 countries around the world are broadcasting versions of...

Best Winter Weekend – January 9th & 10th

Best Winter Weekend – January 9th & 10th

Before we talk about this weekend, a quick reminder that Valentine's Day is right around the corner! Scroll down to the bottom of the post for more information about Valentine's Day Mini Packages from Classics Kids Chicago (which include 25 custom Valentines Cards)!...

Best Cozy Weekend – December 19th & 20th

Best Cozy Weekend – December 19th & 20th

First, don't forget to schedule your family photo shoot with Classic Kids Photography! Scroll down to the bottom of the post for more information about their COZY Winter Mini Shoots, happening now in Lincoln Park! Is it just me or is December flying by!? Be sure to...

Pinstripes Makes Celebrations More Special This Holiday Season!

Pinstripes Makes Celebrations More Special This Holiday Season!

  Pinstripes Makes Celebrations More Special This Holiday Season!   Pinstripes is getting ready for the December holidays ahead with food and fun, featuring exceptional Italian-American cuisine, holiday menu offerings, holiday brunch weekends, Ugly Holiday...

How the ACT Can Help Guide Your Student’s College Search

How the ACT Can Help Guide Your Student’s College Search

Photo by cottonbro from Pexels   It’s been a tough year for high school juniors and seniors. Between last-minute changes to test dates and uncertainty about what college will look like next year, it can be challenging to locate the right resources to help...

Best Cozy Weekend – December 12th & 13th

Best Cozy Weekend – December 12th & 13th

First, a reminder from Classic Kids Photography! Holiday shoots (whether full shoots or Cozy winter mini shoots) must be completed by December 12th in order to guarantee cards in time for the holidays! Be sure to scroll down to the bottom of the post for more...

Holiday Portraits with Classic Kids!

Holiday Portraits with Classic Kids!

Every year around this time, I start obsessing over my family's holiday card. First and foremost, that means getting the PERFECT family photo! Luckily, we have the best of the best right here in Lincoln Park - Classic Kids Photography (1003 W Armitage Ave.).   We...

Best Cozy Weekend – December 5th & 6th

Best Cozy Weekend – December 5th & 6th

First and foremost, be sure to scroll down to the bottom of this post for more information about COZY Winter Mini Shoots, happening now at Classic Kids Photography in Lincoln Park! Shoot by December 12th to guarantee cards in time for the holidays! This week, I'm...

Best Holiday Weekend – November 28th & 29th

Best Holiday Weekend – November 28th & 29th

If you're looking for an AMAZING Black Friday deal, be sure to scroll to the bottom of this post for a great special from Classic Kids Photography! Act fast, because your session must be booked on 11/27 in order to qualify for the sale! With Thanksgiving behind us,...

2020 Holiday Gift Guide!

2020 Holiday Gift Guide!

2020 Holiday Gift Guide This year more than EVER, we need to find ways to support our local businesses through the holiday season. Luckily, our favorite local shops have every gift on your list covered - with plenty of options for all of your loved ones! Happy...

Best Fall Weekend – November 21 & 22

Best Fall Weekend – November 21 & 22

First and foremost, welcome to our new sponsor  - Classic Kids Photography! Scroll down to the bottom of the post for more information about their COZY Winter Mini Shoots, happening now in Lincoln Park! I think we all knew that this winter was going to bring some...

Best Fall Weekend – November 14th & 15th

Best Fall Weekend – November 14th & 15th

It has been a GORGEOUS week, but it's time to return to our favorite cozy activities as the temperatures drop again! Like everyone else, my November/December calendar is looking unusually quiet this year, so I'm trying to embrace this chance to slow down and enjoy...

Best Fall Weekend – November 7th & 8th

Best Fall Weekend – November 7th & 8th

Well, I think we are all feeling the same way - it has been QUITE a week. Luckily we're due for some perfect weather here in Chicago this weekend, so it's the perfect opportunity to relax outside (and maybe take a few deep breaths). Enjoy these outdoor ideas, and have...

Thanksgiving Catering Guide

Thanksgiving Catering Guide

We have everything you need to plan the perfect Thanksgiving, no matter what your celebrations will look like this year!

Project Spark at Midtown Athletic Club

Project Spark at Midtown Athletic Club

This year, it’s been more difficult than ever to jumpstart your fitness routine. And with the holidays just around the corner, you may be thinking that a 2021 New Year’s resolution is your best bet. But you don’t have to wait. Midtown is offering a new program called...

Best Halloweekend! – October 31st & November 1st

Best Halloweekend! – October 31st & November 1st

HAPPY HALLOWEEN! Whether you're going trick-or-treating, or spending the weekend cozy at home - there are so many options to create a festive holiday weekend for your family! Enjoy the events below, or simply pop some popcorn and watch a Halloween movie! Here are my...

Best Fall Weekend – October 24th & 25th

Best Fall Weekend – October 24th & 25th

One more weekend before HALLOWEEN! Enjoy these fun October activities, and let me know which is your favorite. Have a great weekend! Bring your creativity (& mask) and help paint a spooky window mural Friends and family of all ages can register up to four people...

My Chicago Public Library Parenting Hack

My Chicago Public Library Parenting Hack

Living in the city where space is at a premium, I'm always looking for ways to streamline & simplify our way of life. Today I'm sharing a system/hack that I'm embarrassed to say I only just recently discovered, after 12 years of living in Chicago! This past...

Your Home Office: 5 Tips for Making It Work for Your Whole Family!

Your Home Office: 5 Tips for Making It Work for Your Whole Family!

These days, it’s more common than ever to have a child learning from home or a parent working from home. So home offices—once used only at homework time or on weekends—or front and center. That’s why we asked the experts at Horderly to share their simple 5-step...

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