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

Let’s Explore! Rainbow Murals in Chicago for You and Your Rainbow Babies and Kids

Cruz and Levi are rainbow babies. They're my rainbow babies. In case you're unfamiliar with the term - a rainbow baby is a baby born after a miscarriage or loss and signifies hope and healing after a loss and are seen as "the rainbow after the storm". National Rainbow Baby Day is held on August 22nd. … Continue reading Let’s Explore! Rainbow Murals in Chicago for You and Your Rainbow Babies and Kids

Let’s Eat! My Picks for Where to Eat During Chicago Restaurant Week

Chicago Restaurant Week is upon us! This year, Chicago Restaurant week runs from January 24 - February 9, which is more than a week long. Late January and early February is normally a slow time in Chicago. Why? Because it's the coldest time of year. So naturally most Chicagoans like to stay in and hibernate. … Continue reading Let’s Eat! My Picks for Where to Eat During Chicago Restaurant Week