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Blogging With Brizard

Blogging With Brizard

May 24, 2012 | Comments (4)

There is one thing I learned having NATO in my front yard – people will go to great lengths to be heard. It is the same, I am finding, when it comes to this huge Chicago Public Schools debate. CEO Jean-Claude Brizard is highly qualified and very versed in education, yet every step he takes […]

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Chicago Lost & Found's "Big Picture"

Chicago Lost & Found’s “Big Picture”

May 22, 2012 | Comments (0)

Chicago Lost and Found Has Summer in the Bag! Enjoy great food, open bar and a unique shopping experience at Chicago Lost and Found’s annual “Big Picture” soiree May 24, 5:30 to 10pm, at The Victor (311 N. Sangamon) in Chicago’s West Loop.  The fundraiser celebrates the arts by inviting the community to learn more about the […]

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Spring Cleaning for Our School Library

Spring Cleaning for Our School Library

May 10, 2012 | Comments (0)

We’re lucky that the girls receive magazine subscriptions every year as gifts. We also pick up chapter books at our library’s “friends” bookstore throughout the year. From time to time we receive an package of books from Kids Can Press with a note asking for a review. You know what this means by the end of […]

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Chicago Children's Theatre bring's Eric Carle's Treasured Stories to life

Chicago Children’s Theatre bring’s Eric Carle’s Treasured Stories to life

May 9, 2012 | Comments (0)

How many times have you taken your kids to a movie based on a beloved book, only to be dismayed and disappointed by the adaptation?  Thankfully, that is not what happens in the Chicago Children’s Theatre production of A Brown Bear, A Moon and A Caterpillar: Treasured Stories by Eric Carle. When I heard that […]

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Will 10 More Days REALLY Help?

Will 10 More Days REALLY Help?

April 28, 2012 | Comments (2)

The new calendars for the Chicago Public School year has come out and I noticed something a little bit irritating. There will be 10 more days of school next year. *let’s allow that to sink in for a moment* Four of those days, I’m not too upset about – basically, there will be attendance on […]

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Children's Theater Leads to Family Fun

Children’s Theater Leads to Family Fun

April 26, 2012 | Comments (4)

This is the time of year when we want to get out, but cannot always count on the weather to cooperate for outdoor activities. Lucky for us there are a lot of good family theater programs going on that give us a destination with a mix of indoor and outdoor activities. The Wizard of Oz follows […]

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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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