Let’s Get Real: Why I Started Blogging Again and What I’ve Learned

Last year, I decided to invest more time on this blog.  I started this blog in 2013 as a way to share pictures of Luke and offer tips and what I've learned about motherhood, hence - Second City Mom. But I quickly realized that I didn't have any great tips to offer and felt like … Continue reading Let’s Get Real: Why I Started Blogging Again and What I’ve Learned

If You Keep Hope Alive, It Keeps You Alive – We Are Expecting!

I've already made it Instagram and Facebook official about our pregnancy but realized that I have have not formally shared it on the blog. We. Are. Expecting!  We found out before Christmas that I was pregnant and shortly after Christmas that we are expecting identical twins! IDENTICAL TWINS!! I sat in my car and cried … Continue reading If You Keep Hope Alive, It Keeps You Alive – We Are Expecting!

4 Fun Things We Did on Our Staycation at the Kimpton Palomar

I'm not sure if I mentioned this before but Luke loves staying in hotels. Maybe because he's been traveling since he was six months old or maybe because every kid loves to stay somewhere different than their own homes. So a few weeks ago, we decided to do a staycation at the Kimpton Palomar in … Continue reading 4 Fun Things We Did on Our Staycation at the Kimpton Palomar

Let’s Travel! Why 2 Days In Palm Springs Was Not Enough

For Christmas, Charlie and I decided not to give each other gifts. Instead we decided to go on a trip instead. Part of Luke's Christmas gift was going to Disneyland and our Christmas gifts to each other was being to experience Luke's excitement at Disneyland and to go to Palm Springs. So right before New … Continue reading Let’s Travel! Why 2 Days In Palm Springs Was Not Enough

Let’s Celebrate! Winter Carnival at the Grand Geneva

In the spirit of more experiences in 2018, we took a little family getaway the Grand Geneva Resort & Spa the first weekend in February to celebrate their Winter Carnival. In case you don't know where the Grand Geneva is, it's located about an hour and half from Chicago in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin. The Grand Geneva's Winter … Continue reading Let’s Celebrate! Winter Carnival at the Grand Geneva