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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Joffrey Ballet presents final season of Robert Joffrey's The Nutcracker

Joffrey Ballet presents final season of Robert Joffrey’s The Nutcracker

December 17, 2015 | Comments (0)

Some holiday events are so beloved that they start as an idea and stay long enough to become a multi-generational tradition. Such is the legacy of Robert Joffrey’s The Nutcracker. This year the Joffrey Ballet ends its 28 year run of Robert Joffrey’s original choreography. What made Robert Joffrey’s version of The Nutcracker so unique […]

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Step up in 2016 to improve healthcare for you and your family

Step up in 2016 to improve healthcare for you and your family

December 15, 2015 | Comments (0)

I recently started wearing a sleek black watch, which catches people’s attention regularly. They always ask about it as it’s not like anything I normally wear. I explain that it’s part of a health research study I’m participating in through the Women’s Health Research Institute at Northwestern University. The next question is always, “Why would […]

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A Christmas Story caters to families from start to finish

A Christmas Story caters to families from start to finish

December 14, 2015 | Comments (0)

A Christmas Story –– The Musical was planned with families in mind is the start times. The Wednesday and Thursday shows start at 7:00 p.m. The Sunday shows start at 1:00 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. It seems like a small detail, but start times are important. An 8:00 p.m. start time is too late for […]

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A Christmas Carol rings in the holiday season

A Christmas Carol rings in the holiday season

December 3, 2015 | Comments (0)

We have friends who take their nephews to the Goodman Theatre every year to see A Christmas Carol. Each year when they see the show, they see how much their nephews have changed from the previous year. They said they could see the boys mature as their interpretations of the show matured. It makes sense to me, […]

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Key Lime Cove water park worthy of its awards

Key Lime Cove water park worthy of its awards

December 2, 2015 | Comments (0)

When we walked into Key Lime Cove’s water park, we saw lots of families hanging out, playing in the water and waiting for a water slide. What we didn’t smell was that overwhelming chemical smell so common with indoor pools. I didn’t think about this until we took a behind the scenes tour with Chief […]

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Chicago theaters are ready to ring in the holidays

Chicago theaters are ready to ring in the holidays

November 10, 2015 | Comments (0)

The morning after our girls overindulged in Halloween candy, we woke to find Sunday newspapers filled with holiday shopping inserts. It’s a sign that the holidays are right around the corner, so it’s time to start planning your holiday entertainment. While the big shows receive the most attention, there many wonderful — and often unique […]

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Elements for Girls deserves a spot on your holiday shopping list

Elements for Girls deserves a spot on your holiday shopping list

November 9, 2015 | Comments (0)

Our girls just started middle school, which means there is a lot of angst in our house. They fret about fitting in as two elementary schools merge into our middle school. They wonder which clubs/teams they should join. They worry about whether the other girls will make fun of their favorite outfits. It’s a struggle […]

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Finess prevents leaks and blocks worries

Finess prevents leaks and blocks worries

October 21, 2015 | Comments (0)

When I started talking to female friends about the Finess blogger outreach I heard a lot of stories about times when those women wished they had a product that would have blocked urine flow. I didn’t know a lot about stress urinary incontinence until I started researching Finess. Most of what I knew came from […]

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Finess creates opportunities for interesting conversations

Finess creates opportunities for interesting conversations

October 19, 2015 | Comments (0)

One of my best friends always says our single days were just like “Sex & the City,” except we didn’t take home guys from every party; we didn’t have the fabulous wardrobe; and we didn’t discuss every personal issue over wine all the time. In other words, real like isn’t a television sitcom, no matter […]

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It's not too late to plan a memorable Sweetest Day

It’s not too late to plan a memorable Sweetest Day

October 16, 2015 | Comments (0)

It just creeps up on you doesn’t it? Sweetest Day is one of those “holidays” that doesn’t really mean anything unless you’re in a newish relationship and want to show off your romantic side. Here are fun ways to show that you’re thinking about him/her that will create memories and give you major brownie points in […]

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Mosey down to see Oklahoma before October 18

Mosey down to see Oklahoma before October 18

October 6, 2015 | Comments (0)

When the Equity Jeff Awards announcement was finished, the Paramount Theatre in Aurora made history. In its first year of eligibility, the Paramount Theatre garnered 16 nominations — more than any other theater. This impressive feat set a high standard for the 2015-2016 Broadway Series. The first production, Oklahoma, maintains the high standards that earned […]

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Chicago Museum Week offers new ways to experience Chicago's treasures

Chicago Museum Week offers new ways to experience Chicago’s treasures

October 3, 2015 | Comments (0)

The museums participating are the Adler Planetarium, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Chicago History Museum, the DuSable Museum of African-American History, the Field Museum, Lincoln Park Zoo, The Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, the Museum of Science & Industry, the National Museum of Mexican Art, the National Museum of Puerto Rican Arts & Culture, […]

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