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Second Half Planning?

Second Half Planning?

April 1, 2012 | Comments (1)

We were sitting in the Harris Theatre enjoying “I Bought a Blue Car Today” when star Alan Cumming talked about how old he was.  He said something to the effect of “If you think of 80 as a nice long life, I’m currently middle-aged and moving towards the second half of my life.”  This stuck […]

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Fun Kid-Friendly Exercises Make for Solid Bodies

Fun Kid-Friendly Exercises Make for Solid Bodies

March 29, 2012 | Comments (0)

Just let you kids get out there and play! For sure. But how about channeling some of that fun into more focused exercise? Is it really such a bad thing? Is it “over the top” as many would argue? I think not if done the right way. The reality is that you can find plenty […]

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Girls Sports  - Parents Should Talk the Talk

Girls Sports – Parents Should Talk the Talk

March 8, 2012 | Comments (3)

Hope you don’t mind a suggestion: From the beginning, even as young as four-years-old, talk the language with your daughter. Whether you are watching sports on TV, shooting some hoops on the driveway, throwing the softball around in the backyard or playing some basement wall soccer, use the terms specific to each sport. Coaches, instructors […]

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Movie: Friends with Kids

Movie: Friends with Kids

March 7, 2012 | Comments (0)

PAID POST OFFICIAL WEBSITE: www.friendswithkids.com Release Date: March 9th SYNOPSIS: Friends With Kids is a daring and poignant ensemble comedy about a close-knit circle of friends at that moment in life when children arrive and everything changes. The last two singles in the group observe the effect that kids have had on their friends’ relationships […]

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Spring Cleaning My Social Media World

Spring Cleaning My Social Media World

March 6, 2012 | Comments (2)

Now that we’re in meteorological spring, I’m starting a new spring cleaning project.  I’m going through my social media accounts to clean-up each one.  You know what I realized?  Just because I can keep in touch with you on Facebook or Twitter doesn’t mean I want to. I started with Facebook.  I “unfriended” many people […]

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Long Weekend Away: Nashville with Kids

Long Weekend Away: Nashville with Kids

March 4, 2012 | Comments (1)

Long Weekend Away: Nashville with Kids Looking for a spring break destination that won’t break the bank? Nashville is the perfect spot to rock out with your entire family. You’ll find something fun for everyone, from toddlers to teens, in Music City. Nashville is a very doable 8 hours by car from Chicago. Consider an […]

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Extreme Spring Cleaning: ME (!) Edition

Extreme Spring Cleaning: ME (!) Edition

February 29, 2012 | Comments (2)

This winter has left me sluggish, un-toned and out-of-tune. I’ve packed on a few pounds, and worse, my energy levels have dipped to an all-time low. In honor of impending springtime, I’m embarking on a bit of self spring cleaning. It’s time to clean house. I need to make a promise to set some time aside […]

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#OurVoices - Do you show/share your online posts with your children?

#OurVoices – Do you show/share your online posts with your children?

February 28, 2012 | Comments (0)

My 2 oldest kids were brought into this world announced and welcomed by many through my personal blog. Our last child however was welcomed in many other different channels like Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, etc. so you can imagine how much of a documentation I’ve had over the years. Thankfully I’ve always been very good at […]

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A Farmer's Market in Chicago in February?

A Farmer’s Market in Chicago in February?

February 19, 2012 | Comments (0)

There are many things that make me question our choice to live in Chicago during the winter months. Obviously, the cold is at the top of the list, but lately I’m more likely to be found complaining about the lack of fresh in-season vegetables that are grown locally. And I miss having a Farmer’s Market. […]

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Natural or Adopted?

Natural or Adopted?

February 16, 2012 | Comments (7)

I was standing at the counter scanning a routine medial form when something caught my eye.  Under our daughter’s name was the line Natural child:  Insured has financial responsibility I asked the receptionist what “natural child” meant.  She said, “Oh, it means she’s really his daughter.”  I gasped and said, “So, if she was adopted, […]

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Throw Your Hands In The Air Like You Just Don't Care...

Throw Your Hands In The Air Like You Just Don’t Care…

February 12, 2012 | Comments (2)

…used to reference dancing in an old song. That seems like a thousand years ago as I am now reflecting that life is never what we expect it to be. When I think of 15 year old Herbert Pulgar, a freshman at Alliance for Children and Families Lawrence Hall Youth Services, my heart becomes heavy with the grief […]

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Sports - A Link to World Peace?

Sports – A Link to World Peace?

February 11, 2012 | Comments (0)

  Sports have long been thought of as a vehicle that permits us to rise above differences.  And they do. Many have even gone as far as advocating that sports can cure all that ails relating to intolerance, violence and crisis in our world. I’m not sure I can go that far, but I do […]

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