Family, Humor, Netflix

Our Dog Has a Netflix Profile and Other Random Bits #StreamTeam

  I discovered this a few weeks ago while innocently hopping over to my profile from Ella's account. Speaking of hopping, my husband's Netflix profile name is Hop Along because he falls a lot. Long story. Let's just say he once fell down the escalator in the John Hancock building and looked like a gunshot… Continue reading Our Dog Has a Netflix Profile and Other Random Bits #StreamTeam

Christmas, Holidays, Humor

What I Did Over Christmas Vacation; The “We Didn’t Go Anywhere” Edition

I think I used that title for a post before hence the "we didn't go anywhere edition" part. I am nothing if not innovative. Or just nothing.  As my imaginative title suggests, we stayed at home for the most part for the two weeks that the children were home for Christmas break. Oh sure, we… Continue reading What I Did Over Christmas Vacation; The “We Didn’t Go Anywhere” Edition

Chicago, Life, Photography

Why I Bring My Camera With Me to Get a “Life Changing” Cheeseburger

This past weekend was absolutely stunning. Sunny, crisp but not cold, perfect for November. It was the first weekend without any soccer or cheer obligations since summer so we decided to celebrate. By getting in our automobile. And sitting in traffic. But it was worth it because we got really good greasy food. Really, all… Continue reading Why I Bring My Camera With Me to Get a “Life Changing” Cheeseburger

Chicago, Giveaway, Sponsored Post

It’s Not THAT Kind of Cruise, Get Your Mind Out of the Gutter- Shoreline Sightseeing Giveaway

Last summer, I was approached by Shoreline Sightseeing if I would be interested in going on one of their river cruises. To which I replied, are you kidding me?? OF COURSE!! Because I love me a cruise. Sail the open seas, limbo until your thighs are Jello and all you can eat shrimp?? WAHOOOO!!! Wait. This isn't that kind of CRUISE??? Oh. OK… Continue reading It’s Not THAT Kind of Cruise, Get Your Mind Out of the Gutter- Shoreline Sightseeing Giveaway

Chicago, Christmas, Family, Humor

Christmas Bucket Lost = I Still Have Garretts Popcorn on the Floors of my Backseat. Three Weeks Later.

This blog post was originally published on the Chicago Parent website where I am a regular contributor Christmas time is one of my favorite times of the year. But sometimes in the quest to make Christmas special and well, Christmasy, we tend to overdo. So I decided to make a simple list of things I wanted… Continue reading Christmas Bucket Lost = I Still Have Garretts Popcorn on the Floors of my Backseat. Three Weeks Later.

Chicago, Christmas, Humor, Marriage

My Kind Of Town

Last night, my husband and I went into the city for a little date night and it was so much fun. The lights, the shoppers, the music; it is truly magical in Chicago during the holidays. We are so lucky that we live close enough to the largest city in the Midwest to be able to… Continue reading My Kind Of Town