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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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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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