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Chicago Area Hidden Gem – Oak Brook Hills Resort

As a suburban girl to the core, I was shocked to discover this hidden gem just outside of Chicago. I’ve stayed in my fair share of downtown Chicago hotels, but the Oak Brook Hills Resort, located just thirty minutes west of downtown, remained unknown to me until last week. I was invited to their property …

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5 Magical Bucket List Ideas in the US to Enjoy ASAP

This post is sponsored by Lexington Law Firm. Thanks to platforms like Pinterest and Instagram, it takes approximately .97 seconds of scrolling to find a half-dozen bucket list ideas. From things you should own to travel destinations, your list can be loaded with as many ideas as you desire! Even as a single mom on …

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The Driving Force to Beat Seasonal Depression

The long darkness of these winter days nearly defeated me. The icicles hanging outside my windows look like menacing prison bars. I feel the cold deep inside every cell of my body, and I just want to hide. I was built for hibernation–a full system shut down. Every winter my emotions, energy levels, and ambition …

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Kia Niro PHEV Road Trip – Full of Pineapples, Puppies, and Superheroes

What could pineapples, puppies, and superheroes possibly have in common with the Kia Niro PHEV? These are the wonderful things you get when you put Tessa, from MamasGeeky.com, and I in the car with a generous budget, along with instructions from Charles Phoenix himself to get to San Francisco in 24 hours. Well, we took closer to …

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Top 5 Reasons to Visit Disneyland During Christmas

Not only does this park retain its timeless magical feel, but visiting Disneyland during Christmas is a whole new experience. The lights, decorations, and people are magnified by the spirit of the winter holidays. This visit was part of an all-expenses-paid press junket. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Disneyland During Christmas Winter Holidays …

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