Let’s Celebrate! Summer 2019 in Chicago

#KeepSummering with Stitch Fix A few years ago, I wanted to to have a "Summer of Leyla", which was essentially my plans to make the best of summer of 2017 with a new attitude. Well, it was just an excuse to make that summer all about ME! To take care of my mental health. To … Continue reading Let’s Celebrate! Summer 2019 in Chicago

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Let’s Get Real: Making New (Mom) Friends Can Be Hard

Let's face it...making friends as an adult isn't easy. While meeting people can seem easy since there are so many events and things to do in Chicago, making friends is a lot harder. There's a HUGE difference between meeting people and making friends. Now let's imagine trying to make new mom friends when you're a … Continue reading Let’s Get Real: Making New (Mom) Friends Can Be Hard

Let’s Celebrate! Cruz and Levi’s First Birthday

My Little Note to Cruz and Levi Dear Cruz and Levi - mama wants to wish you the happiest first birthday! You have made me, your daddy, and Luke so happy since your arrival. I would not trade all the sleepless nights and chaos for anything because you have given us more laughter and more … Continue reading Let’s Celebrate! Cruz and Levi’s First Birthday

Let’s Celebrate! Summer Street Festivals In Chicago

Luft Balloons at Old Town Art Fair Summer in Chicago isn't complete without attending at least one street festival. It's one of the best things about living in Chicago and one of the reasons why I endure the brutal winters. Whether you live in Chicago or plan to visit Chicago in the summer, be sure … Continue reading Let’s Celebrate! Summer Street Festivals In Chicago

Let’s Get Real: I Can’t Wait to Sleep Through the Night, Too!

Let's talk about sleep or for me, lack thereof! We took this picture in March during our staycation at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Chicago - Magnificent Mile for Luke's 7th birthday. It was a great stay because we had two adjoining rooms so there was plenty of space and beds for all of us … Continue reading Let’s Get Real: I Can’t Wait to Sleep Through the Night, Too!

Let’s Explore! Great Wolf Lodge’s Summer Camp-In Preview

Last Saturday, we drove up to Great Wolf Lodge in Gurnee, Illinois for a day to preview their summer camp-in rooms and activities, which also included a fun afternoon at the waterpark. We were at Great Wolf Lodge in the fall but didn't go to the waterpark since Luke had an eye infection from a … Continue reading Let’s Explore! Great Wolf Lodge’s Summer Camp-In Preview