Tag: "parenting"

Blinded by Summer Skin Exposure

Blinded by Summer Skin Exposure

May 9, 2011 | Comments (0)

I’m a big fan of summer.  I’m the kind of person who fights to keep the air conditioner off.  I like the heat and sunshine.  Still, I have a big summer problem. While others are anxioius to pull off the winter pants and throw on some shorts, I dread it.  You see, my skin is a […]

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Parents, don't dress your girls like tramps

Parents, don’t dress your girls like tramps

April 25, 2011 | Comments (3)

If I could stand on a mountaintop and force people to listen to me, I’d read this CNN column over and over and over again.  I read it until parents understand that girls shouldn’t look like hookers and boys shouldn’t be raised to think girls should look like hookers.  I’d print this article and send it […]

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When Breathing Might Be Best

When Breathing Might Be Best

April 14, 2011 | Comments (3)

I love bunnies. At this late point in my life, I have either forgotten or misplaced in my brain, why the Easter Bunny has its place during our Easter Celebrations. I recall that they are cute, a representation of life’s renewal process, fresh starts, and, well, bunnies hop – maybe somehow relating to how we […]

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New eBook Limits Create Limits for All

New eBook Limits Create Limits for All

March 14, 2011 | Comments (6)

A story I read in my old-fashioned, printed newspaper really made me think about how many big, traditional corporations are still struggling to find a profitable business model in the digital world.  The Chicago Tribune story “Publisher puts new limits on library e-book” outlined Harper Collins’ new policy of allowing 26 downloads and then charging […]

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Family Finds Chicago Shares the Deals

Family Finds Chicago Shares the Deals

February 24, 2011 | Comments (1)

Some day we’re going to want to retire and our daughters are going to want to go to college, so I’m always on the lookout for a good deal.  I don’t remember how it started coming to my inbox, but I’ve been getting an email from FamilyFinds Chicago that is worth sharing.   The tag line is […]

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The Valley Girls Have Landed

February 7, 2011 | Comments (2)

When I step outside, I’m in Chicago in February.  It’s cold and snowy and, well, cold and snowy.  It’s February in Chicago after all.  Somehow when I come into my house, I’m suddenly in the Valley where California girls reign supreme and “like” is used every other word. I’m not sure when, how or why, […]

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A Crash Course in Jumping Rope

January 19, 2011 | Comments (0)

The girls really want to learn how to jump rope.  They asked me to teach them as soon as we could get outside to practice.  You know what this means, don’t you?  I need to practice jumping rope. As a child, I could jump rope, but I was never a jump rope expert.  No one […]

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The Sisterhood of the Pierced Ear

January 11, 2011 | Comments (6)

My daughter was ushered into a sorority yesterday: the sisterhood of the pierced ear. As I explained in a post written last September, I had originally told Zuzu that she had to be eleven — the age I was — to get her ears pierced.  But after seeing how much Zuzu wanted pierced ears, and how […]

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The Most Wonderful Two Weeks of the Year

December 20, 2010 | Comments (1)

We’re starting my favorite two weeks of the year.  It’s not just Christmas and New Year’s that make it special.  It’s not just that the girls are going to be home on break.  It’s that my husband is on vacation for the next two weeks.  My husband has a lot of vacation, a perk that […]

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The Day Leo Said I Hate You

November 30, 2010 | Comments (1)

When our twin girls were born, and I was in that sleep deprived, giddy bliss of new motherhood, a friend laughed and said, “Yeah, they are cute now.  Just wait until they are teens yelling I HATE YOU.  We’ll see how happy you are then.” Those words have stuck in my head. I know the […]

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A Grey Giveaway

November 18, 2010 | Comments (1)

A few years ago, another mom at our girls’ preschool thought I was their grandmother.  It was a humbling moment to be sure.  When I called my husband to tell him I said, “Well, this guarantees that I won’t go grey for a long time.” It’s one of the downfalls of being an  — ahem […]

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Fun at Fright Fest

October 12, 2010 | Comments (3)

We’re big amusement park fans.  This year alone we’ve been to four different parks in three states.  I’m embarrassed to admit our theme park adventures didn’t take us to Six Flags Great America until a representative from Discover Card emailed and invited us to Fright Fest. Fright Fest was a different adventure from what we […]

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