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The Guesthouse Hotel Chicago

The Guesthouse Hotel: Boutique accommodations in Chicago for families

Since I have lived in Chicago my entire life and know the city quite well, I’m often asked for my suggestions on where to go, where to eat, and where to stay in the city. My standard answer is, “If you want to experience REAL Chicago, you need to get into the neighborhoods.” One neighborhood […]

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Gymboree Playdate Guide - Chicago: The Children's Museum in Oak Lawn

Gymboree Playdate Guide – Chicago: The Children’s Museum in Oak Lawn

It’s been a tough adjustment period for my favorite little lady, Lucia. She has a new(ish) brother and she just started kindergarten. That’s some serious stuff for a five-year-old! To offset these intense recent events, lately I’ve made it a point to spend some fun, one-on-one time with Lucia. We went on a whirlwind Gymboree […]

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Emerald City Theatre Company | Chicago

Chicago Hometown Travel with Emerald City Theatre Company

There has been some debate in family travel circles about taking kids out of school to travel. It ranges from allowing kids to be absent for a few days, to withdrawing children from school altogether and “roadschooling” (traveling full-time and homeschooling children along the way). My daughter just started kindergarten this year so I find myself […]

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