Yu Kids Island at Woodfield Mall: A fun play oasis for kids

    If you're looking for a little break from shopping at Woodfield Mall or if you need to escape the unpredictable Chicagoland weather, Yu Kids Island provides kids an island oasis of full of FUN!  Highlights of Yu Kids Island: Bright and fun. The equipment...
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A kid-free staycation at Eaglewood Resort in Itasca

A night away from the kids? Doesn't that sound like absolute heaven? Well, a night away is possible and it's closer than you think. When we had the opportunity to have a weekend to ourselves at Eaglewood Resort, we jumped at the chance to have our first kid-free stay....
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A new Mother’s Day tradition: Cooley Run 5K in Huntley

Have plans for Mother's Day? Want to support a wonderful organization before getting pampered or getting your brunch on, how about running a race with me to support a great cause?  On Sunday, May 12 I'll be donning my running shoes and superhero gear again to take...
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Two Delicious Stops in Lafayette-West Lafayette Indiana

On our way to Ohio, we got off I-65 by West Lafayette in Indiana, also known as the home of Purdue University. Located between Chicago and Indianapolis, the Lafayette area boasts two iconic places in the area to get some grub - Triple XXX Family Restaurant and Igloo...

A Drop of Hope: The kind of book kids need

As an avid reader, I'm always on the lookout for books that my kids, as well as I, can enjoy. If you're looking for a feel-good novel about finding hope where you least expect it, consider Scholastic's A Drop of Hope by Keith Calabrese. Disclosure: I received this...

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