If you’re a Facebook junkie like me, you must have noticed that the social network giant launched some changes this week. In the name of enhanced “security,” the messages, updates and pictures that you post on your personal page can now be aimed at select audiences. In the past, you had a choice of sharing [...]
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“Mom? Are we in a war right now?” asks my kindergartener Nora from the backseat. I take a breath. The view through the windshield in front of me is all early morning freshness, autumn glory, suburban tranquility. Like it so often does, the adult world has slammed into our bubble of innocence, in the car [...]
Eight years ago – and it was October too, come to think of it - I separated from my brand new baby daughter for the first time. I left the house for two hours to catch some much needed me-time. My destination? Thousand Waves on Belmont for a sauna and a soak. I’m a big [...]
The flirtation, like so many of these things, was fun until it wasn’t. I usually spend my free time in the sober company of NPR, but this summer, every time I drove my daughters to daycamp or the beach, the girls would call out, “Turn on B-96, please!” I’d push the button on the car [...]
Like nearly everyone I know, I’m trying to be more green at my house. But like a toddler taking his first wobbly steps, my results are usually far from perfect and further from pretty. Bags of outgrown clothes, toys, kitchenware and books are now usually piled in the basement or by the front door, waiting [...]
My husband Randy and I are taking a trip downtown this weekend to celebrate our tenth wedding anniversary. The two of us will have long leisurely dinners, meditate on the modern art in the new wing of the Art Institute and stay up late for a Second City show. All made possible by the exclusion [...]
I’m angry. I’m resentful. I’m dismayed, sad, and weepily nostalgic for the time before I heard The News. And I’m not even the one going through the divorce. My husband and I have been friends with the couple for nearly two decades. Ten years ago, the four of us, along with their adorable infant daughter, [...]