12 Tasty Mocktails for Dry January!

12 Tasty Mocktails for Dry January!

If you’ve committed to Dry January, you might be in the market for a good mocktail right about now. Sure, a sparkling water with dinner or an herbal tea post-bedtime can do the trick, but these 12 options will help mix things up.

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...

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...

Hanukkah Recipes

Hanukkah Recipes

Happy Hannukah to all who celebrate! Whether you’re connecting with family via Zoom, getting together a small group or hosting a holiday meal outside, these recipes will help make this Hannukah memorable. From latkes to brisket, there is something for everyone....

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...

Meet Karen!

Meet Karen!

I'm so excited for today's "Meet a Mom" feature - with Karen Basrak! Karen is the definition of supermom, juggling motherhood & her career as a cellist with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra! Karen is mom to Glayden (5), the sweetest little girl and future prima...

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...

DIY Thanksgiving Balloon Parade!

DIY Thanksgiving Balloon Parade!

This DIY Thanksgiving Day Balloon Parade from The Local Moms Network contributor Maria Provenzano is perfect for anyone swapping their traditional parade tradition for more social distance-friendly activities this year!   DIY Thanksgiving Day Balloon Parade ...

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