On June 7, 2012, I was invited by the Lurie Garden at Millennium Park for a private tour to learn more about this amazing 5-acre garden right smack in the middle of Michigan Avenue. Recently, the “Lurie” name has made headlines in Chicago with the move of the Children’s Memorial Hospital to the new, Lurie [...]
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Our Hanukkah is feeling a little off this year. Personally, I hate when it starts so close on the heels of Thanksgiving. We had barely digested our turkey when it was time to haul out the menorahs (technically, hanukkiyot). We have seven menorahs, one for each member of our family (including the dog — not [...]
When our older son started college as a freshman back in September, I wanted make sure we stayed connected. That is way easier these days than when I was in college! Between texting, emailing, Skype chatting, Facebook chatting, and just plain old phone calling, it’s really hard to avoid staying in touch. Receiving packages from [...]
Last week, we took our older son to college for the first time. As an incoming freshman moving out of the family home, he was a big ball of uncertainty, anxiety, and, of course, excitement. Coincidentally, his dad and I were the same. Dropping him off was the easy part for me; I had been [...]
To mourn or not to mourn, that is the real question plaguing parents sending their children off to college. Summer is behind us and the kids are back in school. My youngest is a junior in college and she just moved into her first apartment. Finally, the piles of clothes, and onslaught of boxes are [...]
The house was too quiet. You really missed the commotion. The pile of laundry was half its normal size. The grocery bills were no longer helping finance the national debt. Sleep filled nights were the norm, not having to stay awake until the wee hours, waiting for them to return. Then, before you knew it, [...]