Tag: "twins"

A Breakfast with Santa Fantasea

A Breakfast with Santa Fantasea

December 14, 2011 | Comments (0)

We don’t know how much longer our girls will indulge us with holiday events like Breakfast with Santa, so this year we went big.  The Shedd Aquarium Holiday Fantasea was a magical way to spend a morning visiting Santa and exploring the museum. From the moment we entered, it was clear that Breakfast with Santa was […]

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AMC Offers Sensory Friendly Film Screenings

AMC Offers Sensory Friendly Film Screenings

November 28, 2011 | Comments (0)

It seems to me that everyone knows someone with a child on the autism spectrum or another sensory issue.  Too often I hear stories about how they are afraid to take their children to public places for fear of how others will judge their children’s actions.  AMC Theatres is stepping up to help these families […]

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When Will We Change Our Reaction to Bullying?

When Will We Change Our Reaction to Bullying?

November 18, 2011 | Comments (1)

I watched the memorial services for 10-year-old  Ashlynn Conner on the mid-day news.  I stared at the screen for the few seconds the story ran and thought, “She could be one of my girls.” According to news reports Ashlynn killed herself after the teasing and bullying from her classmates became unbearable.  When you see her photo, […]

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Babies On The Brain

Babies On The Brain

November 15, 2011 | Comments (4)

I honestly don’t know what’s gotten into me, but lately I’ve been nostalgic for that time long long ago when my twins were babies.  Perhaps it’s because I keep seeing all these cute little bundles around me everywhere I go.  Or maybe it’s because my hormones are screaming at me even louder as I quickly […]

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We Were Boo-ed

We Were Boo-ed

October 24, 2011 | Comments (1)

The first time it happened, we didn’t even know we’d been boo-ed.  We opened our front door to find an orange, plastic pumpkin with treats and a poem.  The second time it happened, the doorbell rang.  By the time we opened the front door, the goblins were gone.  The treats spilling out of orange, plastic […]

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Plastic Please

Plastic Please

August 10, 2011 | Comments (4)

Once  upon a time I was quite green.  I collected reusable bags of all shapes and sizes.  I had heavy duty plastic bags, insulated bags, mesh bags, and more.  You name the reusable bag and I had it.  I carried them everywhere.  Plastic bags no longer graced our recycling bin. About a year ago, my collection […]

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Cool Family Fun at the Chicago Shakespeare Theater

Cool Family Fun at the Chicago Shakespeare Theater

July 19, 2011 | Comments (3)

We always enjoy the Chicago Shakespeare Theater.   When we were invited to review the new CST Family production of Pinocchio, we immediately grabbed four tickets.   When the lights went down, I spent the first few minutes admiring the actors and set.  The story we all know has been reimagined with original songs and music, and a mix […]

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Our Computer Summer

Our Computer Summer

June 25, 2011 | Comments (5)

I was casually chatting with our girls’ first grade teacher about their assessment scores.  There seemed to be a discrepancy between the three different assessment tests they take each semester, with one test lower than the others.  It wasn’t terrible, but it was different enough that I wondered why she thought it happened.  She said, […]

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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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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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