Tag: "parenting"

Is Social Media A Family Affair?

Is Social Media A Family Affair?

September 8, 2013 | Comments (0)

Last week I wrote a post on my personal blog “Healthier, Happier, You!”. It was a journal-like entry about a scary situation that happened to my sons and their friends this past summer. It was a rather sad right of passage that is becoming all too familiar in certain communities. Unfortunately, some of the same […]

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NPN Hosts Strollers First 5K + Family Festival

NPN Hosts Strollers First 5K + Family Festival

September 4, 2013 | Comments (0)

Chicago’s Neighborhood Parents Network (NPN) is hosting Strollers First 5K + Family Festival on Sunday, September 15 from 8:30 a.m. to noon at The Park Level at Lakeshore East (411 E. Benton Place., Chicago, 60601). One of the best parts about the day, is that proceeds from this fun event will support NPN’s mission to […]

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The new reality is everyone needs multiple emergency plans

The new reality is everyone needs multiple emergency plans

April 29, 2013 | Comments (0)

Remember when talking about your emergency plan meant everyone knew how to get out of the house in a fire? If you were traveling it meant having an emergency kit in your car trunk? At school you went into the hall and covered your head during the tornado drill? In today’s world, it’s important for everyone […]

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One in Fifty Children Is An Epidemic

One in Fifty Children Is An Epidemic

April 28, 2013 | Comments (0)

Earlier this week I read that the CDC reported that the rate of autism shot up 72% in the past five years to one child in fifty but that they are confident that this is due to greater awareness of the disorder. Reuters added that “scientists” believe that the disorder is 90% genetic. It is […]

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Illinois politics are driving people out of the state

Illinois politics are driving people out of the state

March 29, 2013 | Comments (1)

Another friend told me her family is moving out of Illinois. They are just tired of the train wreck our state has become. She can’t stand turning on the news to see the corruption that permeates every level of our elected governments. She’s sick of hearing about how this innocent child’s murder will be the […]

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A Few Thoughts On Bullyproofing

A Few Thoughts On Bullyproofing

March 4, 2013 | Comments (4)

I can still remember the girl who made middle school a waking nightmare for me. Last I heard she is an orthopedic surgeon which I thought was good because it meant that she would work long hours and not spend too much time with her children. I figure her children would do better in day […]

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He's just a little boy, but his future scares me

He’s just a little boy, but his future scares me

February 6, 2013 | Comments (0)

One of our girls came home tonight with a dark red mark on her wrist. A boy in her third grade class grabbed her wrist in P.E. and twisted it so hard he left a mark. The P.E. teacher handled the situation by reprimanding the boy. It was all handled properly. The problem is that […]

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Chicago Children's Theatre's Bud, Not Buddy packs an emotional punch

Chicago Children’s Theatre’s Bud, Not Buddy packs an emotional punch

January 25, 2013 | Comments (1)

With Barack Obama’s historic second inauguration on Martin Luther King Day, I was on the lookout for ways to bring home to my children the truths and travesties of racial inequality in our past.  The Chicago Children’s Theatre performance of Bud, Not Buddy turned out to be an excellent and entertaining way to do just […]

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Make a New Year's resolution to make the world a better place

Make a New Year’s resolution to make the world a better place

December 31, 2012 | Comments (0)

When you look back at 2012, there were so many stories which divided people in ways that were silly, scary and strange. I read about families who didn’t talk to each other because they supported different presidential candidates. I read the horrible, horrible things people said to each other during the Chicago Teacher’s Union strike. […]

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Fun & Inspirational Sports Movies to Watch

Fun & Inspirational Sports Movies to Watch

December 11, 2012 | Comments (1)

Game On! Sports Girl Talk offers you a list of fun and inspirational girl’s/women’s sports movies to watch with your daughters (and sons) during the holidays. So after working up a sweat with active indoor or outdoor fun, time to relax and tune into one of the following:   1)   Bad News Bears (pg) 2)   […]

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Crafting

Crafting

October 24, 2012 | Comments (0)

Pinterest is blowing my mind with crafting possibilities. I’m getting a panic attack hang on… okay, I’m back now. Holy geez everything from how to make silhouettes of your children out of card stock, to what to do with left over calculator paper. I don’t have calculator paper but I’m perspiring right now as I […]

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Is a warehouse club membership worth the cost?

Is a warehouse club membership worth the cost?

October 23, 2012 | Comments (3)

We recently renewed our warehouse club membership. We did it because we wanted to purchase one big item. The amount we saved on that item was well worth the $50 annual fee we paid to renew. I have to admit that if I had planned a little better I would have bought this item before […]

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