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When You Can't Just Order a Pizza

When You Can’t Just Order a Pizza

March 17, 2013 | Comments (0)

I went back to work for the first time in six years a few weeks ago. I have always done corporate financial and accounting work. One great thing about that kind of work is that the busy season is in the winter when, at least in Chicago, you aren’t missing a whole lot of exciting […]

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A Few Thoughts On Bullyproofing

A Few Thoughts On Bullyproofing

March 4, 2013 | Comments (4)

I can still remember the girl who made middle school a waking nightmare for me. Last I heard she is an orthopedic surgeon which I thought was good because it meant that she would work long hours and not spend too much time with her children. I figure her children would do better in day […]

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Girly Girls Can Be Athletes Too

Girly Girls Can Be Athletes Too

February 27, 2013 | Comments (0)

I was at a 2012 holiday party when I heard a young father claim with certainty “my 2-year-old daughter is too much of a Girly Girl to ever play sports.” I have to admit that I was taken aback by the comment for a few different reasons. First of all, this father was writing his […]

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Noted public health expert Dr. Deborah Prothrow-Stith leads a free community conversation about violence

Noted public health expert Dr. Deborah Prothrow-Stith leads a free community conversation about violence

February 25, 2013 | Comments (0)

What can I do about the violence in Chicago? It’s a question I hear a lot both in private conversations and on social media. The international educational nonprofit Facing History and Ourselves Chicago office and The Allstate Foundation joined forces to present a free community event on the topic of youth violence prevention. Noted public […]

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Snow City Arts & Lurie Children's Hospital

Snow City Arts & Lurie Children’s Hospital

February 15, 2013 | Comments (0)

At Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, a great many “guests” miss significant amounts of school because of their need for treatment. “Snow City Arts turns this time to heal into a time to learn.” Snow City Arts is made up many real working artists who partner with children in hospitals in and around the Chicago […]

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He's just a little boy, but his future scares me

He’s just a little boy, but his future scares me

February 6, 2013 | Comments (0)

One of our girls came home tonight with a dark red mark on her wrist. A boy in her third grade class grabbed her wrist in P.E. and twisted it so hard he left a mark. The P.E. teacher handled the situation by reprimanding the boy. It was all handled properly. The problem is that […]

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Anonymous

Anonymous

January 31, 2013 | Comments (1)

The following was submitted anonymously by a mom living in West Virginia: Gun control is not a priority of mine. I hear the outrage already. What about Sandy Hook? What about Virginia Tech? Yes, it’s important that we remember these things happened. I want to make myself clear here. My stance is not as a […]

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Peaceful Gun Control Rally and Candlelight Vigil Saturday, January 26

Peaceful Gun Control Rally and Candlelight Vigil Saturday, January 26

January 25, 2013 | Comments (1)

If we’re going to be #Louderthanguns we need to bring all our voices together. I found this information waiting for me in my email this morning. Mark your calendar tomorrow to be part of the solution. Hope to see you there! ——————————- Candlelight Vigil & Peaceful Gun Control Rally Sat., January 26, 4:45 – 5:45 […]

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#LouderThanGuns - Using our voices as ammunition!

#LouderThanGuns – Using our voices as ammunition!

January 23, 2013 | Comments (5)

All of the rhetoric around guns and the 2nd amendment is consuming. One, or two, or ten can spend hours upon hours debating. Guns don’t kill people, people kill people. People can only kill people with guns if they pull the trigger. Sanity, insanity, background checks or not, people who want weaponry know how to […]

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Let's Do Something Different

Let’s Do Something Different

January 23, 2013 | Comments (3)

Last month, I caught wind of the Sandy Hook tragedy while I was sailing in the middle of the ocean, on my way back to the states. Talk about a huge wake up call. I immediately felt worried. It was 3 in the morning, and I was worrying about my children who were probably fast […]

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Healthy Vegan Gluten, Dairy, Soy and Egg Free Spinach Artichoke Dip

Healthy Vegan Gluten, Dairy, Soy and Egg Free Spinach Artichoke Dip

January 1, 2013 | Comments (0)

With the New Year upon us, thoughts turn to dieting, and eating healthier and also to planning Superbowl parties which generally are not helpful to the whole eating healthier mission. So I present to you a totally delicious dip that is mostly vegetables. You may think that this will make too much dip, but the […]

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Make a New Year's resolution to make the world a better place

Make a New Year’s resolution to make the world a better place

December 31, 2012 | Comments (0)

When you look back at 2012, there were so many stories which divided people in ways that were silly, scary and strange. I read about families who didn’t talk to each other because they supported different presidential candidates. I read the horrible, horrible things people said to each other during the Chicago Teacher’s Union strike. […]

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