Shari

Shari is a mom, wife, marketing communications professional, gardener, Chicago Blackhawks fan, college sports fan, traveler, quilter, community volunteer, sister, daughter, aunt, friend, Siberian Husky owner, Girl Scout troop leader and book lover. You can find Shari blogging about life with twins at Two Times the Fun and tweeting @slcs48n1.

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Star Wars events bring new meaning to a #holiday light show

Star Wars events bring new meaning to a #holiday light show

November 22, 2016 | Comments (0)

Get your light sabres and Jedi outfits ready for two December events with Star Wars themes. The first is on December 3. The Chicago Wolves is hosting a Star Wars Night in anticipation of the upcoming release of “Rogue One:  A Star Wars Story.” The special Star Wars package includes a game ticket and a […]

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Pick your favorite Nutcracker for a memorable #holiday outing

Pick your favorite Nutcracker for a memorable #holiday outing

November 21, 2016 | Comments (0)

How do you like your Nutcracker? Traditional ballet? Whimsical? No dancing at all? This year, the Chicagoland area has a Nutcracker production for everyone. No matter where your family might be or when, there are Nutcrackers galore from Thanksgiving until December 31. The information below came from different press releases. Be sure to visit the […]

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#ActWithShedd makes it easy to add gratitude to your Thanksgiving table

#ActWithShedd makes it easy to add gratitude to your Thanksgiving table

November 16, 2016 | Comments (0)

We’re gearing up for Thanksgiving with our 13-year-old twin daughters. We’ve read a lot of interesting articles about things we can do to bring more meaning to the holiday. It seems really important right now with our country’s divisions following the recent U.S. Presidential election to step back and think about what we are thankful […]

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Lady Lucy's Quest offers young girls a role model for life

Lady Lucy’s Quest offers young girls a role model for life

November 1, 2016 | Comments (0)

Lady Lucy’s Quest arrived on our doorstep just as I was talking to a local mom about starting a Girl Scout troop. She wanted to show her troop that girls can do anything they set their minds to — in a way that would be fun and engaging. We both talked about how hard it […]

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COLLABORACTION's The Mars Assignment explores depression and its many stigmas

COLLABORACTION’s The Mars Assignment explores depression and its many stigmas

October 31, 2016 | Comments (0)

Good theater often opens channels for hard conversations. This month, Collaboraction Theater Company, Chicago’s social issue-driven contemporary theatre, tackles mental illness with The Mars Assignment, a world premiere production about depression and its many stigmas.  The Mars Assignment looks at how different people prepare for every day activities. A young girl presents a school project about […]

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All your votes matters this election day

All your votes matters this election day

October 27, 2016 | Comments (0)

While everyone is talking about the U.S. Presidential campaign, there are many other election decisions that are important to our quality of life. It’s true that the U.S. Presidential campaign is the reason many people go to vote, but it’s important for people to use their vote wisely from the top of the ticket all […]

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Dr. Seward's Dracula is waiting for you to join the Halloween adventure

Dr. Seward’s Dracula is waiting for you to join the Halloween adventure

October 19, 2016 | Comments (0)

We’re just a few weeks away from Halloween and if you haven’t finalized your plans yet, First Folio Theatre has a show that has just the right mix of creepy innuendo, psychological thrill and ghostly characters. Dr. Seward’s Dracula continues First Folio Theatre’s wonderful tradition of performing a show that uses the unique Mayslake Peabody […]

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Celebrate Chicago Museum Week through October 23

Celebrate Chicago Museum Week through October 23

October 14, 2016 | Comments (0)

Chicago’s museums are hosting the second annual Museum Week celebration. It is so big this week that it runs for more than seven days so you have plenty of time to take advantage of these great opportunities. The press release below came from Museums in the Park. Be certain to check the website for the […]

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Refrigerator Oatmeal Makes Mornings More Fun

Refrigerator Oatmeal Makes Mornings More Fun

September 28, 2016 | Comments (0)

We’re not quite two months into the new school year and already our daughters are complaining about breakfast. They haven’t quite transitioned from the summer “eat whatever you want as long as you clean-up after yourself” routine to the “eat something quick so you don’t miss the bus” reality. Their lazy summer mornings are now […]

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Mamma Mia! brings the song and dance to the Paramount stage

Mamma Mia! brings the song and dance to the Paramount stage

September 20, 2016 | Comments (0)

The Paramount Theatre was recently honored with 14 2015-16 Equity Jeff Award nominations for its Broadway musical series. This was more than Chicago’s Joseph Jefferson Committee awarded to any other Chicago theater. As I watched the amazing Mamma Mia! cast perform during opening night, I hoped everyone in the audience appreciated what a treasure the […]

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The Chicago Dancing Festival puts the audience in the performance with Planet Chicago

The Chicago Dancing Festival puts the audience in the performance with Planet Chicago

August 24, 2016 | Comments (0)

The Chicago Dancing Festival continues its tradition of breaking new ground with Planet Chicago. This event features all Chicago dance ensembles in an iconic Chicago destination. Unlike a traditional dance performance where the dancers are on the stage and the audience is in the seats, Planet Chicago mixes the dancers and audience members in a […]

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Star Passage is a good first book in a new teen series

Star Passage is a good first book in a new teen series

August 12, 2016 | Comments (0)

It seems like many families are trying to squeeze in one more summer trip before school starts. Whenever we spend more than a couple of hours in the car, we have our girls bring multiple things to keep them busy. Recently we were invited to review a new book entitled Star Passage:  The Relic.  Our […]

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