Fall Fashion: Reinvent Your Style

As rising stars of Chicago’s media scene, Make It Better’s Marjie Killeen and Beth Engelman wanted to reinvent their style for upcoming corporate speaking and television gigs. You can change your look this fall, too. Start with pieces that can be worn both at the office and out on the town. On the Job  Black-and-white […]

Tips to Revive the Family Dinner

What happened to family dinners?   When I was growing up we always had family dinners. No matter where we were, or what we were doing, my mother expected us home at 6:30 p.m., hands washed, seats in chairs, ready to eat. These days, things have changed. Busy schedules, long work hours, and an influx […]

4 Ways to Nurture a Love of Nature

Turn your little ones into nature lovers with these fun activities—no batteries required.   Become an Animal Detective It sounds simple, but one of the best ways to help kids appreciate a love of nature is to take them on a walk,” says Rafael Rosa, Vice President of Education at the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum. “You […]

Celebrate the Olympics

The Olympics are more fun when it’s a whole family activity.   But if you have little ones who aren’t sure what the fuss is about, you can get your kids excited about the Olympics with these family fun activities. No training required. Gold Medal Cookies A winning combination, these medals are perfect as a […]

Oscars Bingo Game: Print and Play

Make this year’s Oscars a family event by playing Academy Awards Bingo.   To play: Print out the Academy Award Bingo boards, which you can find here. Give each player a board and a handful of pennies to be used as “markers.” Players mark their cards as events unfold during the game. For example, if […]

Green Goblin Toes

After making these treats you may never want a pedicure again.   You need: Nutter Butter cookies Green candy melts (available at craft stores) Red candy melts (available at craft stores) Golden Grahams cereal Cocoa Puffs cereal Wax paper Clean paintbrushes Directions: 1. Heat green candy melts in the microwave for 30-45 seconds, or until […]

Spooktacular Tricks, Gross-out Treats

Crafts to make with your little pumpkins!   Jugs of candy? Goblin toes on a platter? Halloween is in the air and we are celebrating with some clever crafts and ghoul recipes. Eeee-ko Friendly Candy Carrier Go Green this Halloween with this easy to make candy tote made from an empty milk jug. You Need: […]

Father’s Day Craft Ideas

Fun meets function with these easy to make father’s day gifts.   Duct Tape Luggage Tag This cute luggage tag is made of nothing more than duct tape and paper. Best of all, it’ll remind Dad of his kids every time he travels. You need: Duct Tape 1 Sheet of Clear Vinyl (2 ½ x […]

Super Bowl Bingo

Looking for a way to keep your kids happy and engaged while you enjoy the Super Bowl?   Try playing Super Bowl Bingo—a new twist on the classic game. To play: Print out the Super Bowl Bingo boards, which you can download here: Give each player a board and a handful of pennies or popcorn […]