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Katie

Chicago, IL

I'm a Chicago-based writer, White Sox fan and cat mom.

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The 11 Best Date Night Ideas For Chicago Couples

Get some ideas on where to go and what to do when you and your significant other plan a night away from home. You can’t look at Chicago’s skyline at night and deny that this is a romantic town. Just consider how many romantic films have been set and filmed... more

The 12 Best Places For Milkshakes In Chicago

These are the best treats to cool down with on a hot summer day. Chicago is best known for its pizza and hot dogs -- neither of which classically pair with a frosty milkshake. You might assume that means our local milkshake game falls by the wayside, but that’s not the... more

The 13 Best Places In Chicago For Kids’ Birthday Parties

Celebrate your little one’s big day with a unique party you’ll both remember for years to come. Cake and ice cream are birthday party essentials, but is that all you need to make the day memorable? Why stop there when your son or daughter could ring in the next year... more

The 6 Most Family-Friendly Ghost Tours In Chicago

Explore Chicago’s most haunted nooks and crannies, but try not to get spooked! Chicago is home to arts, culture, Michelin-starred restaurants, World Champion sports teams… and ghosts. Yep, you read that right. We’re a pretty haunted city. You may have heard a local ghost story or two in your day... more

The 5 Best Indoor Mini Golf Courses Around Chicago

Find out where to take the whole family miniature golfing year-round. We can’t deny that mini golf is a classic summer tradition, but sometimes the weather just won’t allow for it. If your family is determined to get a hole-in-one, these all-season, indoor miniature golf courses in the Chicagoland area... more

The 7 Best Free Things To Do In Chicago When Your Kids Say, ‘i’m Bored’

Want to keep your family entertained without spending a dime? Check out these fun activities that will help you stay within your budget! No matter how many toys we buy or activities we plan, it's our shared fate as parents, babysitters, and nannies that we will one day hear... more