5 Tips to Keep Kids Safe While Traveling

Oaklee’s guest post by Nancy Cowles, Executive Director for Kids In Danger, a Chicago-based nonprofit dedicated to improving children’s product safety. Check their website for safety information and the latest product recalls.  Whatever the holiday season has in store for your family, if you will be traveling... Read More

5 Products that make Travel Fun

If your holiday plans call for traveling with kids , here are five items that will make the trip more organized and more enjoyable. The Trendykids Travel Buddies sets of travel luggage for kids make traveling fun. They offer both a roller bag and lightweight backpack with... Read More

Cute Cases Make Traveling Fun for Kids

Headed on a trip to grandma’s house this holiday season? Here are a few of our latest finds to keep your kids comfy while you’re on the go. The Trendykids Travel Buddies sets make traveling fun. These hard shell cases and matching blankets have fun faces... Read More

Oaklee’s Product Review: Style Rx

Here’s a fun way to carry your daily medication or supplements to school, to the office, or even out to lunch with friends. The Style Rx case is an attractive 7-day pill box cover that was designed for busy, on-the-go women and is meant to be... Read More

Visit Rockford this summer

Did you know that Rockford is the third largest city in Illinois and is the home of the Sock Monkey? It’s the perfect distance for a day trip or weekend getaway from Chicago and has many inexpensive indoor and outdoor attractions and hotels. Here are some... Read More

State & County Fairs

July 15-19, Wed.-Thur. 3-11pm, Fri.–Sun. noon-midnight Kane County Fair St. Charles: 630-584-6926 Kane County Fairgrounds, 525 S. Randall Rd. Fox Valley’s Top-Rated Summer Event. The fair includes: entertainment, mid-way with carnival rides, exhibitors, tons of food, crafts, and more livestock than you can imagine. Along... Read More

Save on your Ski Clothing with GetOutfitted

Are you heading to the slopes during spring break? Here’s a great idea to equip the family on a budget. Rather than buying new clothing for your trip every year–especially with kids that grow two sizes per season–you can upgrade your clothing and gear through a... Read More

Energy Shot Portable Backup Battery

The MyCharge Energy Shot Portable Backup Battery is a great little gadget that saves you when your phone battery is running low and you’re not close to an outlet. This handy charger fits in a purse, car or carry-on bag and charges your device very quickly.... Read More

Winter Swimming Safety Tips

Swimming is a great way to burn off energy and stay in shape over the winter. And no, despite what our moms told us, you can’t catch a cold from wet hair. According to Sara Batchelor, COO of Pro Swim Academy in Elk Grove Village, “Often... Read More

Budget Family Day Out in Miami? Let’s Go!

Whether you’re eight or eighty, everyone loves a trip to Miami, especially in winter. But for a family of four or more, The Magic City can seem a little expensive. You can do a family day out in the city on a budget, you just need... Read More

Summer Travel

August Newsletter: summer travel  One more month of summer – what’s on your list before the kids go back to school? It’s not too late to get in more travel, even if it’s just around the Chicago area. Head to Navy Pier for a city... Read More