Plan a Summer Getaway to Lake Lawn Resort

Remember our awesome winter getaway to Lake Lawn Resort? Lake Lawn Resort, located just outside Lake Geneva,  is a historic, full-service getaway destination nestled between two miles of the Delavan Lake shoreline and 250 wooded acres. Not only does the resort have...

Family Fun Getaway to Springfield Illinois

Springfield, Illinois has long been on our wish list and finally for spring break we made it happen. My kids and I have a deep respect for Abraham Lincoln and since they are finally learning about this great president, I thought it was about time to schedule a trip....

St. Louis Family Trip: Popular and Hidden Gems

Planning a St. Louis family trip? Yes, do it! The hardest part will be figuring out what you want to do on your vacation - the Gateway City offers so much family fun! So much that it may be a bit overwhelming.But no worries, I'm here to make your life a little easier....
Parks We GO: Sensory Garden Playground in Lisle

Parks We GO: Sensory Garden Playground in Lisle

Have you heard of the Sensory Garden Playground in Lisle, a play for all playground? I've been here on for special events like the Kids Obstacle Challenge and Jack's Pumpkin Glow but we've never played at their playground. Since we were in the area hiking at Danada...

Hikes and Horses at Danada Forest Preserve

Hikes and Horses at Danada Forest Preserve

Want to convince the kids to go for a hike? Tell them they'll get to see horses! Our next hiking adventure took us to Danada Forest Preserve in Wheaton, where we found an easy hike with scenic views and of course a chance to see horses! Looking for more horsey fun?...

Finding South Elgin’s secret waterfall

Finding South Elgin’s secret waterfall

Do you love chasing waterfalls? I've always heard about South Elgin's secret waterfall, Blackhawk Waterfall, (although quite honestly not so secret anymore) and since we were in the area I thought it would be the perfect time to go find it. So what's the first thing...

Parks we GO: South Ridge Park in Hoffman Estates

Parks we GO: South Ridge Park in Hoffman Estates

We love playground hopping and recently discovered the new South Ridge Park in Hoffman Estates. Not only does this park offer fun playground equipment but there's also an obstacle course, a walking path, and a splash pad. Although we visited on a day when it was...

Art and Nature at Laumeier Sculpture Park in St. Louis

Art and Nature at Laumeier Sculpture Park in St. Louis

Love art and nature? (You know we love our sculpture parks!) Then you'll need to add the Laumeier Sculpture Park in St. Louis County to your list. Located on 105 acres, you'll get plenty of fresh air and still stay safe. Getting started at Laumeier Sculpture Park...

Walk Goats at Nature’s Trail Yoga

Walk Goats at Nature’s Trail Yoga

I've been on a search for fun animal encounters (stay tuned for the Chicago Parent article!) and found that people could walk goats at Nature's Trail Yoga in Orland Park. How fun! I was able to preview this unique animal experience and can't recommend it enough. Read...

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