19 Sweaty Yet Joyful Things to do in Chicagoland (or anywhere) with Children

Here's the truth.  We go on a lot of adventures.  This summer in particular because I have a ton of vacation time that I need to use from work or I lose it, so, yes - we go on a lot of adventures.  And there is a lot of sweating because it is HOT.  I …

Bedtime Stalling 101

The best part of the Bedtime Stalling 101 Technique is that I CAN HEAR THEM PLOTTING ON THE MONITOR BEFORE THEY COME DOWN TO MY BEDROOM (where I am - within two minutes of their bedtime - fully set up in bed with snacks and Netflix roaring). So I have about 30 seconds each time …