Tag: "Shari Schmidt"


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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When it is too stained to wear?

October 7, 2010 | Comments (3)

Our girls can destroy clothing at an awe-inspiring rate. Last night our brunette twin dropped her dinner on the front of her shirt. Her attempts to remove the food were really quite acrobatic for someone who was seated. After we stopped laughing, we realized she created a big stain on the front of her shirt. […]

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Shakespeare is wasted on the young

September 21, 2010 | Comments (4)

I’ve always struggled reading Shakespeare.   The last time I really made an attempt was back in college.   The words on the page were just difficult and heavy in many ways.  I realize now that the problem was that I was too young to appreciate it. We were invited this weekend to see Romeo and Juliet at […]

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We’re Reading the Signs — It’s Time to Slow Down

September 13, 2010 | Comments (1)

One of the wonderful things about living in the Chicago area is that there are always a dozen fun things we could be doing on any given day.  We’re always on the go doing something we think will be fun.  If it’s also subtly educational, like listening to a concert or going to an outdoor […]

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Where is the outrage?

August 26, 2010 | Comments (4)

Sometimes I wonder if we don’t all deserve the mess Illinois is in.  We are in a financial crisis that threatens to destroy public services from schools to road repairs to health care in a way we cannot even full grasp now.  Still, I don’t hear a lot of outrage. I hear people politely talking about […]

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I Want to Go Back to School

August 14, 2010 | Comments (1)

This is my favorite time of the year.  Even during the time between graduate school and children, when I had no reason to do so, I always marked back to school on my calendar.  I was one of those kids who couldn’t wait to go to school and didn’t want to leave.  Each new school […]

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Museum Adventure Pass Program

July 29, 2010 | Comments (4)

I’m one of those people who reads everything from cover to cover, especially when it comes to mailings from our schools or library.  Last summer I read the library newsletter and uncovered a gem of a program that we’ve used quite a bit.  The Museum Adventure Pass Program presented by Macy’s provides discounted or free […]

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