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Goodnight Moon, The Musical wakes up the fun

Goodnight Moon, The Musical wakes up the fun

November 20, 2011 | Comments (1)

Goodnight Moon, by Margaret Wise Brown has always been one of my favorite toddler books to read.  The words are so soothing, and I love the idea of saying goodnight to “nobody.” Since the book itself doesn’t seem to inspire me to sing, I was wondering how they would draw it out into a full-length […]

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When Will We Change Our Reaction to Bullying?

When Will We Change Our Reaction to Bullying?

November 18, 2011 | Comments (1)

I watched the memorial services for 10-year-old  Ashlynn Conner on the mid-day news.  I stared at the screen for the few seconds the story ran and thought, “She could be one of my girls.” According to news reports Ashlynn killed herself after the teasing and bullying from her classmates became unbearable.  When you see her photo, […]

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Why Bullying is NOT Just A Phase

Why Bullying is NOT Just A Phase

November 17, 2011 | Comments (5)

Today I was saddened to hear about the suicide of 10 year old Illinios resident Ashlynn Conner.  She was an honor student who hung herself in a home closet and was found by one of her siblings. All because of bullying.  She told her mom that she was being bullied – and had told her […]

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Helping your Athlete with Time Management

Helping your Athlete with Time Management

November 16, 2011 | Comments (2)

  Does your daughter’s typical day look something like this?   SCHOOL – SPORTS – BED       SCHOOL-SPORTS-BED         SCHOOL-SPORTS-BED   Oh yes, with meals and maybe a birthday party squeezed in at times between.   If so, do you worry about finding the time to teach them responsibility, life skills that will shape their character? Of […]

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Babies On The Brain

Babies On The Brain

November 15, 2011 | Comments (4)

I honestly don’t know what’s gotten into me, but lately I’ve been nostalgic for that time long long ago when my twins were babies.  Perhaps it’s because I keep seeing all these cute little bundles around me everywhere I go.  Or maybe it’s because my hormones are screaming at me even louder as I quickly […]

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Who is making the grade?

Who is making the grade?

November 14, 2011 | Comments (4)

When I got the wonderful news that I was expecting a bundle, I immediately put my zygote on the waiting list of a premier Chicago area day care. Sixteen years ago, that wait list was a year long. My then husband and our little family lived in Lakeview and did not have “clout” or high […]

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Football Widow? Not Me!

Football Widow? Not Me!

November 13, 2011 | Comments (4)

It’s all in the packaging. Now, don’t get all “But women love football, too” on me…I get that!  Some of my best girl friends are football fans.  And, I have nothing against football.  Many of my fondest childhood memories involve going to Bears games with my Dad. (um…go Bears!) I’m just saying, it’s about the […]

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Number 20

Number 20

November 9, 2011 | Comments (13)

  So, today on the Today show, we found out that the Duggar family is having another child. Yes folks, that would mean 20 children for them. By now, nothing surprises me anymore in the arena of child bearing, so I found it perplexing that SO MANY PEOPLE were up in arms about this. No, […]

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Top Ten Reasons Why My Family Wants to Go to Boyne Mountain this Winter!

Top Ten Reasons Why My Family Wants to Go to Boyne Mountain this Winter!

November 8, 2011 | Comments (1)

  My family spent part of our Michigan summer vacation at Boyne Mountain and fell in love with its charming family-friendly alpine atmosphere. Here are the top ten reasons why we want to go back this winter! 1. The Solace Spa – Spend one hour in the relaxation room at the Solace Spa and you’ll […]

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Trick or Treat - The Real Sweetness of Halloween

Trick or Treat – The Real Sweetness of Halloween

October 25, 2011 | Comments (4)

Halloween has always been one of my favorite holidays…long before it became outré cool to go all out decorating with inflated ghosts and floating goblins. Maybe my love for this eerie holiday has something to do with being the daughter of a dentist.  Halloween was the one day where we could actually go out begging […]

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We Were Boo-ed

We Were Boo-ed

October 24, 2011 | Comments (1)

The first time it happened, we didn’t even know we’d been boo-ed.  We opened our front door to find an orange, plastic pumpkin with treats and a poem.  The second time it happened, the doorbell rang.  By the time we opened the front door, the goblins were gone.  The treats spilling out of orange, plastic […]

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Boo!!!

Boo!!!

October 20, 2011 | Comments (3)

It’s once again one of my absolute favorite times of the year!  Now don’t hate me Clark Griswold, but I must say that I love Halloween almost as much as I love Christmas.  Cause when else can you dress up like a complete bafoon and have it be socially acceptable??!  And, luckily, my kids really […]

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