Chloe’s Barnyard Bash!

Old McDonald isn’t the only one with a farm! Miss Chloe turned 1 and we went all out with a farm-themed blow-out bash! From bringing a petting zoo into our city home to surprising kiddos with a farm-themed musical performance by Mr. Dave Music to the custom decorations and a picnic buffet – check out all the details from this farm fiesta! We had so much fun celebrating our girl!
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A Letter to My Daughter on Her 1st Birthday

Our baby girl is one today! What an incredible year it’s been!

In honor of Chloe’s 1st birthday, I wanted to do something special to celebrate. Yes, we will have a big party on Saturday but more importantly, I wanted to give her a sentimental gift that she could cherish forever. We asked our family and friends to forgo traditional gifts and instead bring a piece of advice, card or letter that Chloe could open on her 18th birthday. I cannot wait for the day that she will open them and know how much love surrounded her at even such a young age.

I debated sharing my own letter to her since it’s so personal but my love for her is something I’m so proud of. She is the biggest blessing in my life. Read more

Rockin’ Out with Mr. Dave’s Music

If you’re a parent in Chicago, you’ve likely heard of Mr. Dave’s Music and if you haven’t, where have you been hiding?! Even before having Chloe, I heard about this “kid favorite” for his authentic, fun and modern take on music and ability to bring families together to celebrate it.

I was eager to get on the Mr. Dave Music bandwagon once Chloe was born and was beyond excited when he opened his very own location just blocks from our home. It didn’t take long before I finally understood the loyalty and love that kiddos and parents share for Mr. Dave’s Music, so I wanted to share my take with all of you. Plus, he’s offering readers $5 off on all classes through February (yes, unlimited all month!!) – details inside!

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