We spent Columbus Day/Indigenous People's Day weekend in Chicago. Chicago is a vibrant city with beautiful parks and pathways along Lake Michigan and the Chicago River -- right in the heart of the city. There's a museum for any and all interests and there's a lot of history to learn about the . . .
It's officially fall and that means it's time to start planning for holiday cards. I love giving and receiving family holiday cards and I hope that tradition never goes away. I love seeing how the kids and families grow and change from year to year. But it is a very stressful endeavor for all . . .
If you’ve been following along on Instagram you know that we have been traveling in Utah and Arizona. A few years ago we explored southwest Utah, specifically Zion and Bryce Canyon National Parks. This year we wanted to visit Utah’s national parks that we missed last time around: Arches and . . .
Coming up with an idea for a milestone birthday celebration in COVID times is hard. My husband celebrated his 50th birthday over the weekend. In the months leading up to it, I racked my brain for ways we could celebrate. Because of school obligations for our kids -- I knew destination travel would . . .
We have two family birthdays in April. I've been noticing lately there are a lot of spring birthdays. With restrictions on gatherings still in place I put together a list of some tried and true birthday party ideas for kids. I've also used many of these ideas for graduation parties and team bonding . . .
Over the last year especially several of my girlfriends have gone through difficult times. Some of have lost spouses, parents, siblings, close friends or suffered miscarriages or other grave tragedies. When tragedy strikes the family of a dear friend we want to do everything we can to help. Most of . . .