products that make moms' lives easier: Comfort Design Play Mats

Comfort Design Play Mats (All photos courtesy of each company.)

Kid stuff. It’s such a double-edged sword, am I right, moms? When you’re pregnant, you obsess over your registry, worried you won’t have absolutely EVERYTHING you need, but soon after your little one arrives, you start to feel suffocated by So. Much. Stuff. It’s a proven fact that clutter causes stress, so the last thing

Deep-Sea Fashion: Playful Colors, Plaids and Prints Are Perfect for a Day at Shedd Aquarium

Photos by Todd Rosenberg. Styling by Tracy Clifford. Hair by Brenda Bonomo of Pascal Pour Elle. Makeup by Carol Marie Everett of Teddie Kossof Salon. Shot on location at Shedd Aquarium. Additional styling by Erica Barraca.

For Make It Better’s spring fashion photo shoot for our special “Water”-themed March/April issue, we asked the Fellows family of Chicago to help us showcase spring fashion for the whole family using the spectacular backdrop of Chicago’s Shedd Aquarium. Jon and Valencia Fellows live in Chicago with their children, McKenna, 12, and Jaden, 10, who attend