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Every season, I look around for new summer blanket for my boys. We have some Ikea blankets that are functional, but disappoint me with the thought of my children swaddled in acrylic fuzz every night. I can do better! My guilt was alleviated last week when a mother at school told me that her children’s […]


Yolanda’s post on her new favorite, very refreshing, not-too-boozy summertime cocktail inspired me to make my first White Wine Mojito of the summer. It’s delicious and easy, especially if your generous neighbor down the block with the green thumb has tons of fresh mint growing in her garden. (This drink goes well with Thin Mints, […]

lyme test

I’ve had Lyme disease three times in the last 15 years (that’s a different story I’ll share at some point). Needless to say, I love the outdoors, and don’t let the possibility of ticks and Lyme get in my way. I was just sent this new kit, which is a lyme tick testing kit, and […]

Chicago Splash Park

The next time you’re in Chicago, take the kids to Crown Fountain in Millenium Park. It’s our absolute favorite water spot in the city, and it’s totally free. The fountain has a large splash area and is right downtown. It’s bordered by Michigan Avenue and the city’s skyscrapers – you can even see the building […]

A Music Fest Fit for Kiddos

Allow me to utter what’s likely been said a thousand times already today – I am so over this winter. Okay? Okay. But while we are all commiserating in the freezing slush together, let’s start planning summer – which, to me, means music fests! The sun is peeking through the gray skies more regularly, I’ve […]

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