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Make Fun Plans: XO Marshmallow Cafe, the Floating Museum & More!

After last weekend's craziness, Zelda and I are looking forward to a low key weekend! There is plenty of fun happening around Chicago for those of you who want to get out there and maximize your two days off, so here you go!
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What to Do This Weekend: Kidzapalooza, Movies in the Park, Kids Portraits & More!

Zelda and I are still recovering from her 3rd birthday party, but this weekend is packed and we won't be slowing down! I know many of you are hitting up Lolla this weekend -- be sure to read up on Kidzapalooza if you're thinking about bringing your babes too. For those of you who aren't into fests, …
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20 Items From My Baby Registry That I Actually Used

Having your first child can be extremely overwhelming, especially when it comes to your baby registry. Your friends will all have an opinion about what you need and it’s important to know that every parenting style is different. Just because something was the golden ticket for your best friend, doesn’t mean it will be for you. When I was preparing …
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The Kid’s Suite at the Swissotel

Zelda and I fell in love with Swissotel during the holidays last year, when we visited their insane Santa Suite. Since then we have been waiting for another opportunity to visit, and when I offered to take on my girlfriend's son for the weekend only to find out a few days later that I would be doing …
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How to Take a Weekend Away Without the Guilt

Last weekend I rolled two kids deep by myself and not surprisingly, I’m exhausted. While it was tiring, I had so much fun and it was a huge learning experience. So how did I end up with two kids in tow? About a month ago, my girlfriend texted me to ask if I’d be willing to watch her son for …
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What to Do This Weekend: A Cookie Party, Dozin’ with the Dinos & More!

The weekend is here, and spring is just around the corner. Can you believe that we already change the clocks next weekend? March came quickly, but I'm not mad about it! It seems like our calendars are starting to fill up a bit faster as the weather warms, so we're beginning to plan things in advance. It pays to …
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A Valentine’s Day Gift Guide for Everyone on Your List

Whether your Valentine is your girlfriend, mother, husband, little one, boyfriend or BFF they deserve something special this Valentine’s Day. It’s always the thought that counts, so don’t feel like you must spend big bucks to get them something they’ll adore. From $5 to $500, I put together the ultimate Valentine’s Day gift guide for everyone on your …
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What to Do This Weekend: Magic, Theater Week & More!

It's been a whirlwind the past few weeks and I don't see things slowing down anytime soon! My crew is having vacation withdrawals (Jamaica we miss you so!) and to combat it we are getting out and having some fun this weekend. Between Valentine's Day and Theater Week in Chicago, there's a ton to do. For NYC dwellers, …
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A Magical Toddler Room Transition

I'm so excited to share Zelda's toddler room transition with everyone! This little girl is becoming a big girl and has needs. I'm talking a kitchen for tea parties, her own tiny bed and so much more. A little while ago I noticed that Zelda was no longer stimulated by her nursery and determined it was time to …
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Celebrating The Land of Nod & Zelda’s New Room

The Land of Nod has been a part of our world since before Zelda was even born. Her nursery was decked out in all of their amazing furniture and décor ready for when she came home from the hospital. Now that we are slowly converting her room into a big girl room, tiny toddler bed included (tear) …
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