How to Get Great Fall and School Deals After School Starts

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Most kids have gone Back-to-School or will be going back this week and next week. Labor Day here in Chicago traditionally signals the end of summer vacation for kids. Public schools start the day after Labor Day and many of the suburban and other schools have gone back or are going back. For many families Back-to-School is the official end of the season. If you’re shopping for school supplies like laptops, notebooks, pencils, backpacks, new school clothing and shoes, you may have completed the your list already. If you are anything…

Pumpkins, Donuts and Fall Fun at Konow’s Corn Maze in Homer Glen, IL

Konow’s Corn Maze is a family friendly pumpkin farm and corn maze located in Homer Glen, IL. The weekend was great. I was excited about the farm all week, probably more than my daughter and son. I just love the colors of fall, and it was a little chilly that day so I dressed them in layers and we invited by friend and her son along for the fun. The weather warmed up a lot as we joined in on the activities. The first thing the boys did was ran straight…

How to Make Homemade Bug Spray, Eco-Friendly & Safe: Keep Your Home Bug Free

How to Make Homemade Bug Spray

Homemade bug spray is simple to make and unlike store-bought spray it leaving your home smelling fresh and clean. Bug spray can be costly and the odor can linger. No need to worry I can show you how to save a little money and keep your family safe with this simple and efficient bug/spider spray. As the weather changes over we are often “attacked” by the bugs that want to survive. “Attack” is a strong word, but you know what I mean. We have the bees, ants, wasps and lets not…

Back 2 School: I’m a Mess

The first week of school started for us after Labor Day this week. My daughter was so excited. I must admit I was dreading the start of school. Let me be honest for a moment, unlike many parents the start of school tends to bring on anxiety for me. My daughter commutes quite a distance from our home to her school and until last year I would battle the traffic and drop her off and pick her up in the evenings. The drop off/pick-up schedule was no longer feasible after…