Let’s Celebrate! Merry Christmas 2020

Merry Christmas from our family to yours! 2020 has been a very interesting year which changed our family plans and routines in unexpected ways. We've learned to adapt to this temporary normal but not with a lot of stress and wishing it would be over with. Life in Chicago for us has been lots of … Continue reading Let’s Celebrate! Merry Christmas 2020

Let’s Decorate! Why Nutcrackers Are the Stars of Christmas Home Decoration

The one thing that excites me when we start decorating the house for Christmas is bringing out my nutcrackers and displaying them in our home. I've changed where I put them every year but I think this year they are standing in the perfect place - our new dining room console. I was so excited … Continue reading Let’s Decorate! Why Nutcrackers Are the Stars of Christmas Home Decoration

Can’t Travel? 4 Places in Chicago(land) to Visit and Feel Like You Did

With the travel restrictions to Europe (and most of the world) throughout this pandemic and the current travel restrictions and advisories to just about anywhere due to the increase in Covid-19 cases, we've decided to stay put for Thanksgiving and Christmas. We haven't traveled at all this year, with the exception of a weekend trip … Continue reading Can’t Travel? 4 Places in Chicago(land) to Visit and Feel Like You Did

When Is the Right Time For Your Children to Have A Smartwatch: 5 Reasons Why We Chose the the Xplora X5 Play Smartwatch for Our 8 Year Old

This post is sponsored by Xplora. All photos and opinions are my own. The one great thing about remote learning for Luke and working from home for me and Charlie is that we all get to spend more time with each other. But the one thing we are all trying to work on is trying … Continue reading When Is the Right Time For Your Children to Have A Smartwatch: 5 Reasons Why We Chose the the Xplora X5 Play Smartwatch for Our 8 Year Old

Happy Halloween from Charlie and his Chocolate Factory friends

Happy Halloween the crew from Willy Wonka's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory featuring, Luke as Willy Wonka, Cruz and Levi as the Oompa Loompas, myself as the Golden Ticket, and Charlie as Charlie! Since Halloween is a little different this year (due to the pandemic) so trick or treating is scaled back and no real … Continue reading Happy Halloween from Charlie and his Chocolate Factory friends