8 Awesome Advent Calendars for Kids (without chocolates or candy!)

Are you excited to countdown to Christmas with the kids? There's no better way to countdown to Christmas than with an Advent Calendar. We've done some form of advent calendar for years including my DIY activity Advent Calendar. The kids absolutely love it, but I'm not...
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Tips to Enjoy Boo at the Zoo at Brookfield Zoo

  One of our favorite annual traditions is going to Brookfield Zoo's Boo! at the Zoo. It's a chance to wear our costumes, go trick-or-treating and seeing our favorite animals. What's not to love? The fun event, sponsored by Ferrara Candy, includes plenty of...
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Fall Fun at Royal Oak Farm Orchard including the World’s Only Apple Maze

  We are unbelievably lucky to live in an area filled with so many places to enjoy the fall season. One place that we've been meaning to visit is Royal Oak Farm Orchard in Harvard. Besides the usual fall activities -- apple picking, pumpkins, apple cider donuts...
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Dinosaurs Invade Milwaukee County Zoo

  Our summer is not complete without visiting a zoo, so once I heard that dinosaurs were visiting for the summer at the Milwaukee County Zoo I knew we just had to visit. We absolutely love the Milwaukee County Zoo (read about our fun trip feeding giraffes) and...

Legit Dogs and Ice is the Real Deal

  As always, we are always on the lookout for cool, unique places to eat that are also kid-friendly. When I learned about Legit Dogs and Ice in Elgin that not only served out of the ordinary gourmet hot dog creations but also authentic Hawaiian shaved ice. I knew...

Fun day out at Randall Oaks Zoo and Secret Park

  We've lived in the northwest suburbs for a few years and one of the places we always hear about is the Randall Oaks Zoo and the "secret" park. We finally made the visit and here's what we thought. Our experience at Randall Oaks Zoo: Once you enter you'll see...

Shark Bite Review: Dive into Shark Week + Giveaway

Are you enjoying your summer adventures? You all know we love to get out and explore, but sometimes we need (or I need) a little downtime. In that case, we tend to read, do crafts, and play board games. How excited was I to learn that Goliath Games and Pressman Toys,...

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