Exploring Lake Katherine: A South Suburban Chicago Gem

Located in the southwest suburbs of Chicago lies Lake Katherine Nature Center and Botanic Gardens, an 85 acre nature oasis.  I grew up in the south suburbs of Chicago and quite honestly I've never really explored Lake Katherine. I don't know why it took so long! I've...
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A secluded getaway at Kishauwau’s Starved Rock Area Cabins

The world as we know has undergone many changes. Needing a getaway from our new normal, we thought a trip to the Starved Rock area would give us a change of scenery that we craved, while providing a way to stay "socially distant."  Our stay at Kishauwau's Starved Rock...
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10+ Things to Do Around Starved Rock Area in Illinois

Planning a trip to Starved Rock? The state park is popular for a good reason, but if you'd like to stay awhile and venture out a bit you'll find plenty of things to do and places to eat in the Starved Rock area. Find as many waterfalls as you can at Starved Rock State...
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Miss those DoubleTree Hotel cookies? We made them.

We miss travel no doubt. One of our favorite travel memories is checking into a hotel and finding a sweet treat waiting for us. If you've ever been to a DoubleTree by Hilton hotel, they have these soft warm chocolate chip cookies that are oh-so-good. And guess what?...

3 Easy ways to improve kids gut health

  As I mentioned before, paying attention to our kids' health is now more important than ever. One thing you've probably never thought about twice is their gut health. Did you know that the gut (GI system) is home to 70% of the body's total number of immune...

Staying healthy with Little DaVinci Mighty Vite

With the state that we're in, nothing is more important now than my kids' health. Besides eating as much fruit and veggies, we've also upped our vitamin game. We even had a chance to try Little DaVinci mighty vite and I have to say the kids and I are fans! Disclosure:...

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