Tag: "twins"

The adventure begins long before the passport is issued

The adventure begins long before the passport is issued

January 22, 2016 | Comments (0)

The item showed up on Facebook feeds before we saw it on the news. It said that Illinois driver’s licenses and state IDs were no longer federally compliant for airline travel. This meant that TSA could require additional security measures before allowing Illinois residents to board an airplane. The measures could range from additional identification to a […]

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Crushing their dreams one activity at a time

Crushing their dreams one activity at a time

February 1, 2015 | Comments (0)

Our girls are nearing middle school, which means their extracurricular activities selection will explode. As if to get ready for this, they have been asking to research more and more local classes. Recently they spent a lot of time looking at different activities. It didn’t take long for them to come up with a list […]

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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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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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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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The Joy of XtraMath

The Joy of XtraMath

June 20, 2012 | Comments (1)

We were looking for a fun way to prevent summer math slide when a friend introduced us to XtraMath. It has been so much fun for our girls that I’m recommending it to everyone. According to the website, XtraMath is a nonprofit organization dedicated to math achievement for all. Sounds dull, huh? Well, it’s not. […]

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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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Second Half Planning?

Second Half Planning?

April 1, 2012 | Comments (1)

We were sitting in the Harris Theatre enjoying “I Bought a Blue Car Today” when star Alan Cumming talked about how old he was.  He said something to the effect of “If you think of 80 as a nice long life, I’m currently middle-aged and moving towards the second half of my life.”  This stuck […]

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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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Natural or Adopted?

Natural or Adopted?

February 16, 2012 | Comments (7)

I was standing at the counter scanning a routine medial form when something caught my eye.  Under our daughter’s name was the line Natural child:  Insured has financial responsibility I asked the receptionist what “natural child” meant.  She said, “Oh, it means she’s really his daughter.”  I gasped and said, “So, if she was adopted, […]

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Chicago Auto Show Anxiety

Chicago Auto Show Anxiety

February 10, 2012 | Comments (0)

We’re headed to the Chicago Auto Show this weekend to research a new vehicle.  Our ten-year-old mini-van is falling apart.  It has more than 110,000 miles on it, so it’s not like it hasn’t earned the right to fall apart.  It’s just that we were hoping to get another year out of it. For years […]

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