Get ready for school with TinkerActive Workbooks

With back to school time looming ahead, we're slowly trying to get back in the groove. School supplies are all ready and packed and our snack/lunch cabinet is full of goodies. The last thing left is getting them mentally prepared for school. One of the ways we're...
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10 Best Things to Do in Put-in-Bay with the Family

If you're looking for an escape from the ordinary, how about visiting an island? If you live in the Midwest, you can find islands close to home in Ohio. (Yes, Ohio!) Located in Lake Erie, Put-in-Bay offers a fun family-friendly island experience. We visited a couple...
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Family Adventures Await at Indiana Dunes National Park

  It's no mystery that my family and I love traveling. One of our goals is to travel all 50 states and to visit all National Parks. Sadly, living in the Midwest doesn't give us too many choices. So when I heard that Indiana Dunes National Lake Shore became the...
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Have a Muddy Blast at Muckfest Chicago + GIVEAWAY

Looking for a muddy blast with the family? We just had a great time this summer and we're ready for more! This August 17, make plans to run Muckfest, a one-of-a-kind 5K mud run with 18 obstacles that is perfect for you and your whole family. Check out why you'll want...

What to expect on your Day Out With Thomas

  Thomas and friends have chugged their way to Chicagoland with a stop at Illinois Railway Museum for the annual Day Out With Thomas: The Steam Team Tour 2019 presented by Mattel.. We visited this past weekend and have the inside scoop on thing that you need to...

Trish’s Red Bird Cafe: The Perfect Stop off I-65

When we roadtrip, we're always on the lookout for fun stops - whether it be to stretch our legs or to fill our bellies with food. On our latest road trip from Chicago to Southern Indiana, we found the perfect stop just in the Lafayette-West Lafayette area -- Trish's...

Lego Fun with Nature Connects at Morton Arboretum

  Last year, we had an unbelievably fun time searching for trolls at Morton Arboretum - definitely a highlight of our summer. This year, The Morton Arboretum is back at it with more fun with Nature Connects: Art with LEGO Bricks. The touring exhibit by New York...

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