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…

Easy Easter Appetizers and Desserts

Although I am not religious (and honestly have no clue what Easter represents), I definitely enjoy creating themed food for my guests. I tend to…

Last Minute Girl’s Night Out!

A group of girlfriends and I were trying to plan a girl’s night out for a month. We compared calendars, endlessly adjusting the date to…

How to Create a Sensory Experience for Children

As kids grow, they eventually learn about the five senses: touch, taste, sight, smell and sound. They learn that senses help them discover the environment…

Date Night in Chicago: Noises Off

Have you ever wondered what happens behind stage during a theatrical production? Is it a mad rush to change costumes, remember lines and find props?…

10 Thing To Do With Kids in Winter

Do your children have cabin fever? Are they driving you nuts on a daily basis, all that pent-up energy usually expended outdoors now busting the…

Horseradish Recipes: Spice Up Your Tailgate with Silver Spring Foods

Football season is well underway, and this is when the competition gets fierce. The heat is on for bowl contenders, so why not spice up…