Tag: "Shari L. Schmidt"

All your votes matters this election day

All your votes matters this election day

October 27, 2016 | Comments (0)

While everyone is talking about the U.S. Presidential campaign, there are many other election decisions that are important to our quality of life. It’s true that the U.S. Presidential campaign is the reason many people go to vote, but it’s important for people to use their vote wisely from the top of the ticket all […]

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January family events will keep cabin fever away

January family events will keep cabin fever away

January 8, 2015 | Comments (0)

This month Chicago families have exciting opportunities to avoid cabin fever and do something that they’ll talk about for the rest of the year. From live theater to meeting baseball stars, there truly is something for everyone. The Chicago Children’s Theatre presents Writers Theatre’s The MLK Project:  The Fight for Civil Rights from January 24 – […]

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It is still possible to get Chicago Dancing Festival 2013 tickets

It is still possible to get Chicago Dancing Festival 2013 tickets

August 13, 2013 | Comments (0)

The Chicago Dancing Festival is a free, five-day event showcasing the best dance talent from across the country. This year the Chicago Dancing Festival has an amazingly diverse line-up including several Chicago dance companies. In anticipation of the upcoming August 20 – 24 festival, I asked Krithika Rajagopalan from Natya Dance Theatre about her dance company’s […]

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Are you part of the Illinois Women's Health Registry?

Are you part of the Illinois Women’s Health Registry?

September 26, 2012 | Comments (0)

There’s a women’s health study out of Boston known as the Nurses Study.  This is a long-term effort by researchers to assess risk factors for heart disease and cancer. Along the way they’ve learned some amazing things about other aspects of women’s health. I’ve followed the Nurses Study with great interest as the results have changed the way […]

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The Bliss of Back to School

The Bliss of Back to School

August 29, 2012 | Comments (0)

There’s a certain joy to having our girls back in school. They are so excited about having new teachers. They have new backpacks and clean shoes. They jump at the chance to leave early for school as it gives them a few more minutes on the playground with their friends. It’s the fun of something […]

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Experience the Chicago Dancing Festival 2012 Without Tickets

Experience the Chicago Dancing Festival 2012 Without Tickets

August 17, 2012 | Comments (0)

The highly-anticipated Chicago Dancing Festival is this week from August 20 – 25. While three of the events are “sold out” there are three events that don’t require a ticket. Tuesday, August 21 Dancing Movies at the Museum of Contemporary Art This day of dance films features four screenings of dance on film that highlight […]

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It's Okay to Have Fun with Your Children

It’s Okay to Have Fun with Your Children

August 9, 2012 | Comments (3)

For our girls’ birthday we took them and two friends to see Big Time Rush last weekend. Rachel Crow opened the show and Cody Simpson did a set. The shrieking grew from happy clapping to a full out need for earplugs between the time Rachel left the stage and Big Time Rush took the stage. […]

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Wabash is Worth Exploring

Wabash is Worth Exploring

July 10, 2012 | Comments (6)

If you’re looking for a new place for a long weekend, take a look at Wabash, Indiana. It’s an easy 2.5 – 3 hour drive from most suburbs, with plenty of distractions along the way. We just spent four fun days in Wabash. I have to admit we hadn’t thought of Wabash as a road […]

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What are your Father's Day plans?

What are your Father’s Day plans?

June 12, 2012 | Comments (0)

A couple of years ago my friend Christina, who blogs at Humbug Stew, sent me an email about Father’s Day. She said in part, “Why doesn’t anyone make “normal” Father’s Day cards.  I always find myself with a wide selection of insulting cards (hey honey you can’t fix anything and I am always right) and a wide selection of […]

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Spring Cleaning for Our School Library

Spring Cleaning for Our School Library

May 10, 2012 | Comments (0)

We’re lucky that the girls receive magazine subscriptions every year as gifts. We also pick up chapter books at our library’s “friends” bookstore throughout the year. From time to time we receive an package of books from Kids Can Press with a note asking for a review. You know what this means by the end of […]

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Children's Theater Leads to Family Fun

Children’s Theater Leads to Family Fun

April 26, 2012 | Comments (4)

This is the time of year when we want to get out, but cannot always count on the weather to cooperate for outdoor activities. Lucky for us there are a lot of good family theater programs going on that give us a destination with a mix of indoor and outdoor activities. The Wizard of Oz follows […]

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Faith:  Five Religions and What They Share

Faith: Five Religions and What They Share

March 15, 2012 | Comments (0)

An envelope recently arrived on my front door with review copies of many different books.  One, Faith:  Five Religions and What They Share, immediately caught my eye.  I put it aside to read it so I could discuss it with our daughters. While I read and pondered Faith:  Five Religions and What They Share, the girls […]

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