Let’s Celebrate! A Sweet Birthday Treat for a Francophile

I turned another year older last week. I'm not going to mention how old I am. You can do the math if you go back to my previous years' birthday post. With Illinois being in Phase 4 of the reopening (well, maybe Chicago is back at Phase 3), I will consider this a pandemic birthday. … Continue reading Let’s Celebrate! A Sweet Birthday Treat for a Francophile

Let’s Explore! Sunflowers at Matthiessen State Park (and other sunflower fields near Chicago)

Sunday was probably one of the hottest days this summer. With the heat index it felt like 100 degrees. We were crazy to spend part of the day outside - looking for a sunflower field in or near Chicago. And guess what? We found a sunflower field at Matthiessen State Park about 1.5 hour drive … Continue reading Let’s Explore! Sunflowers at Matthiessen State Park (and other sunflower fields near Chicago)

Let’s Explore! Fun Things to Do With Your Kids in Chicago while Social Distancing

Okay...so the summer of 2020 is not turning out to be what we were planning for it to be or as jam-packed as last year's summer fun. We are missing out on our annual family tradition at Lollapalooza or hanging out at a Chicago street festival. In a way, it feels like summer has been … Continue reading Let’s Explore! Fun Things to Do With Your Kids in Chicago while Social Distancing

A Week Driving Around Chicago in the 2020 Chevrolet Traverse

Disclaimer - Chevrolet loaned us the car to drive for a week. All opinions and photos are my own. Over a month ago we got to test drive the new 2020 Chevrolet Traverse AWD High Country a spacious, mid-size SUV, that was able to accommodate our family of five comfortably. The Chevy Traverse has three … Continue reading A Week Driving Around Chicago in the 2020 Chevrolet Traverse

Let’s Get Real: Black Lives Matter

During the Covid-19 stay at home order, I was looking forward to life getting back to normal. But after the recent events following the death of George Floyd, I realized that I didn't want my life to go back to the old normal. I want a new normal. A new normal where racism doesn't exist, … Continue reading Let’s Get Real: Black Lives Matter