How to Reduce Social Media Usage While …

Oh social media. You are the most loved/hated tech development on the planet. Sometimes you fill us with hope when you broadcast inspiring mantras or…

Unique Wedding Anniversary Gifts

Ahhh summer. The season of sun, sand and one million weddings. The majority of people I know were married during these sunny summer months, myself…

The Art of Forgiveness

Can you forgive someone without an apology? What if they aren’t sorry for the actions they took, for the crimes they committed, for the feelings…

Simple Summer Activities for Kids

Have you heard the dreaded two words that most children utter at some point during the summer months? Yep, you guessed it- “I’m bored!” Here…

Music Festival Fashion for Real Women

Although I adore crochet, a full on dress layered over a teeny bikini isn’t exactly my idea of an ideal outfit for a music festival.…

How to Upgrade Your Picnic

Spring has sprung, and in Chicago we love to soak up every minute of the warm weather with a little al fresco dining. Picnics are…

Block Party Must-Haves

 June is the month that kicks off a summer-long tradition of outdoor parties in Chicago, especially the block party. Children enjoy the novelty or roaming…