Thursday, October 30, 2014

The Safe House Brings Mystery and Intrigue to Families in Milwaukee

Who goes there?
**Disclosure: Thank you to Visit Milwaukee for hosting our stay in this lovely city. No compensation was received for this post. All opinions are 100% my own.

Secret gems to be uncovered. Unique history. Amazing buildings with stories tucked inside. Engaging family experiences. Authentic flavor and beat of its own. We found all of this on our recent trip to Milwaukee, Wisconsin and over the next couple of weeks we will reveal these treasures to you. With our wealth of discoveries in mind, I cannot think of a better way to begin our new series on our Milwaukee visit than by reporting on one of the city's biggest mysteries: the Safe House.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Wednesday Weekend Windup {Halloween Fun & More}

Happy Halloween!!!!! In a couple of days, we will all be greeting witches, vampires, ghosts, goblins, critters and more! What a fun time of the year!

If your looking for any ideas for weekend fun, here are some in our area:

Friday, October 31 HALLOWEEN

Trick-or-Treating and Costume Contest at Pinstripes, costume judging at 8PM, treats all day

Truckin Around, Schaumburg Boomers Stadium, Schaumburg, 4PM-10PM, food truck Halloween extravaganza, trick-or-treating, costume contest, chef demos, food for purchase, free admission

Free Trick-or-Treating at the Heritage Farm, Schaumburg. 3PM-7PM

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Mama Yoga and the Story of Namaste {Book Review}

**Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of this book in order to conduct an accurate review. No compensation was received. All opinions are 100% my own.

"Wise and loving answers can be found within us if we just get quiet long enough to hear." ~Mama Yoga

Recently, I had the opportunity to read Mama Yoga and the Meaning of Namaste by Susanna Stratford. Over the past summer, my daughter enjoyed a local yoga class for kids. After seeing her inspired by what she learned, I was pretty interested in checking out Mama Yoga and the Meaning of Namaste.

Monday, October 27, 2014

Family Storytelling Event at Illinois Holocaust Museum November 2, 2014

**Disclosure: No compensation was received for this post. All opinions are 100% my own.

The Illinois Holocaust Museum in Skokie holds various interactive events throughout the year to help engage families in learning about respecting differences and being an upstander. They provide a range of activities that spread this important message to a range of ages in age-appropriate ways. This weekend's event, "More Alike Than Not" seems like a particularly fun way to spread the message.

A Weekend Family Getaway in Racine, Wisconsin

**Disclosure: Thank you to Real Racine for hosting our recent visit. No compensation was received for this post. All opinions are 100% my own.

Recently, my family and I escaped the grind to enjoy majestic views of Lake Michigan, a wealth of family fun and the interesting history of Racine, Wisconsin. Racine is only about an hour from our home in the Northwest Suburbs, so it makes the town an easy choice when looking for a quick getaway. Plus, the friendly atmosphere, idyllic views, fascinating architecture, relaxing spots for meals, and engaging yet not overwhelming family activities will really allow you a much needed escape.