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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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Chicago Auto Show Anxiety

Chicago Auto Show Anxiety

February 10, 2012 | Comments (0)

We’re headed to the Chicago Auto Show this weekend to research a new vehicle.  Our ten-year-old mini-van is falling apart.  It has more than 110,000 miles on it, so it’s not like it hasn’t earned the right to fall apart.  It’s just that we were hoping to get another year out of it. For years […]

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The Dangers of Strangers

The Dangers of Strangers

February 9, 2012 | Comments (1)

Remember the good old days when your mom would kiss you goodbye and tell you to be back before dark?  And you’d roam through your neighborhood without a care in the world except who would be available to play with you?  There were no cell phones or GPS systems or microchip devices to keep track […]

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Because every woman deserves a little time on the red carpet...

Because every woman deserves a little time on the red carpet…

February 6, 2012 | Comments (0)

…you will definitely want to check out the Be Bold Go Red women’s event on Wednesday, February 29th, 2012, from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., sponsored by Sassy Moms in the City, B96 WBBM radio and K-Hits. This is the second annual “Girls Night Out–Go Red for Women” event at the Alhambra Palace Resautrant, at […]

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Instead of taking your kids to another movie...

Instead of taking your kids to another movie…

January 27, 2012 | Comments (0)

…try taking them to the theatre (spoken with a British accent!). The Chicago Children’s Theatre is now showing The Houdini Box, a world-premier musical adventure based on the book by the same name, by Brian Selznick, who also wrote The Invention of Hugo Cabret, a 2008 Caldecott Award winner. The book has gained recent attention after […]

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Longer School Days For Chicago Public School Students

Longer School Days For Chicago Public School Students

January 25, 2012 | Comments (18)

There are quite a few reasons I am personally excited about CEO Jean-Claude Brizard being at the helm of the Chicago Public Schools. One is his team’s fresh approach to a very old problem. Two is he has spark. Three his spark infects his team, thereby passing on this frenzy of hope to all of […]

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It's My Fault My Dog Drives Me Crazy

It’s My Fault My Dog Drives Me Crazy

January 17, 2012 | Comments (4)

I love my dog. I really, really do. I just have to remind myself that I do. And, between us, I love the way things were with my dog before kids, because having a dog with a toddler and a baby isn’t ideal. We rescued Howie from Anti-Cruelty Society a year after we were married, […]

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What Does Dr. King Mean To You and Your Family?

What Does Dr. King Mean To You and Your Family?

January 16, 2012 | Comments (3)

I was only a year old, almost to the day, when Dr. King was assassinated. My upbringing was in a very community oriented household mainly because my parents were born segregated on the South Side in Chicago. They weren’t welcome in many places and as a result, I learned about the Civil Rights Movement first-hand. […]

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