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Giving Back to the Next Generation of ValPLAYso

Giving Back to the Next Generation of ValPLAYso

Jayden’s school recently had a spirit week celebration to raise funds for ValPLAYso, one of our local parks. It’s a unique little park with a lot of medieval quirks. The kids have done fun things like wear hats in class, dress like adults, and crazy hair day which I temporarily dyed Jayden’s hair blue for. His friends thoughtContinue Reading

Guest Post: Family Friendly Chicago Neighborhoods

Guest Post: Family Friendly Chicago Neighborhoods

Are you thinking about moving to Chicago? Or looking into relocating to a neighborhood that’s more family friendly now that you have little ones? The search for the right place to live can be a pretty daunting task – especially since you have a whole host of things to worry about: finding the best schools,Continue Reading

3 Inside Tips For Conquering Lego Discovery Center, Westchester NY

3 Inside Tips For Conquering Lego Discovery Center, Westchester NY

I am CanCan, known on the internet as Mom Most Traveled. I live in New York City and parent two young Lego fanatics. Somehow, through the power of child word-of-mouth, they found out about the Legoland Discovery Center in Westchester, NY, before I did. The Legoland Discovery Center is a distilled Lego experience; something like “hands onContinue Reading

Local Business Spotlight / Valpo Designer Desserts

Local Business Spotlight / Valpo Designer Desserts

We live in an area where quaint shops and restaurants are bountiful. There are a number of coffee shops, bakeries, and ice cream parlors. They all thrive because they each have their own specialties, but most importantly, they treat their customers like family. On Jayden’s 5th birthday, we took him for cupcakes at Designer Desserts. WeContinue Reading

Let’s Get Lost At Lincoln Park Zoo

Let’s Get Lost At Lincoln Park Zoo

Last Saturday, we spent an adventurous evening at the zoo sporting our favorite kicks from UGG. We started our excursion at the UGG store on Rush to shop the latest Moroccan styles for our safari adventure. I already had my heart set on a pair of moccasin style flats for Juicy and I. Jayden chose a dapperContinue Reading

Chicago Event: Gigi Hill LIVE Event For Womenpreneurs (October 16, 2012)

Chicago Event: Gigi Hill LIVE Event For Womenpreneurs (October 16, 2012)

I’ve heard of Gigi Hill Bags and how gorgeous and lovely they are, but I had no idea that they were a flourishing direct sales company providing income opportunities and financial independence to women around the world. Just by looking at their product line, I imagine that the products probably sell themselves. I mean whoContinue Reading

Summer Memories: Pregnant, On The Go, & Ditching The DSLR

Summer Memories: Pregnant, On The Go, & Ditching The DSLR

Back in July, I was invited to become a Midwest Savvy Mom sponsored by Verizon. I met with them in Chicago with more of my fellow savvy moms and we were introduced to the Samsung Galaxy S III and given devices with service to test. The phone is incredible and seems to be giving theContinue Reading

Summer Memories: Outdoor Party Wristband

Summer Memories: Outdoor Party Wristband

July 28, 2012 I never thought I could be all fair’d out, but the evening of July 28th, I found myself worn. We headed to the outdoor party as Jayden calls it, sans bulky purse and DSLR. Greg and Jayden bought wrist bands… rewind… Jayden got a wrist band… which meant he was tall enoughContinue Reading

Summer Memories: Surreal Beach

Summer Memories: Surreal Beach

July 26, 2012 It had been a straight up annoying week. I had people who I was trying to give my money to giving me the run around, not returning important emails/calls/texts, not listening  at.all. it seemed, and nonchalantly blowing off their mistakes. I had lost all hope for humanity. I was just done. IContinue Reading

Chicago GapKids Shine On Saturday Recap

Chicago GapKids Shine On Saturday Recap

This post is sponsored by GapKids. Check out all the fun Shine On activities at your nearest Gap store. For event dates and locations, visit Gap’s Facebook page and join the conversation on Twitter with hashtag #ShineOn. Last Saturday, we had the opportunity to attend a Shine On Saturday at GapKids at Westfield Old OrchardContinue Reading

The things we do to see him smile.

The things we do to see him smile.

July 14, 2012 We started the day with lunch on the lake shore. It’s been so long since we’ve taken a family photo in our spot, so we snapped a quick shot or two. Next, we headed to the Crown Fountain… only my flip flop broke on the way, so we had to make aContinue Reading

GapKids Shine On Saturdays in Chicago

GapKids Shine On Saturdays in Chicago

This post is sponsored by GapKids. Check out all the fun Shine On activities at your nearest Gap store. For event dates and locations, visit Gap’s Facebook page and join the conversation on Twitter with hashtag #ShineOn. Jayden painting in the tub August 24th, 2011 Tomorrow, Jayden will have the opportunity to get messy withoutContinue Reading

Summer Memories: The South Shore Air Show

Summer Memories: The South Shore Air Show

Dated 7/8/2012 It was a windy day and I wore a dress that was prone to taking off with the wind. I suppose I should have worn leggings or shorts underneath. At least one person got a glimpse of my pantied backside. Lesson learned. Although we arrived unprepared… thanks to the website that posted incorrectContinue Reading


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