5 Great Websites for Chicago School Research

I may or may not have mentioned that I am in the midst of another one of Life’s Great Research Projects, formally titled: Before the Burbs (a.k.a Where to raise our kid(s)?!). It occurred pretty early on to my husband and me that “the schools” were a critical factor in our decision of where we... Read more »

An Ode to Dolores & Co. at Dominick's West Loop

I must admit, it has been a winner-winner-chicken-dinner kind of week for me. Last Friday I spent an unexpected 2+ hours navigating the aisles of Dominick’s closing sale at the West Loop store. As you are probably aware, Dominick’s is leaving the Chicago grocery market. Which means 50% sales that cannot be passed up, especially... Read more »

3 Funny Truths to Picking Kid's School

Our daughter is just over a year old. And while, we haven’t outgrown our quintessential 2 bed/2 bath just yet, the idea of preschool is starting to creep up on us fast. Regardless of where we go – the schools are at top of our priority lists. But the fact is, I know very little... Read more »

5 Things You Should Not Say to a Commuter

As you get older, if you are lucky, your choices in life begin to expand. But with this expansion comes complexity… kind of like when you first learn that you can eat as much guacamole as you want because it is made from all vegetables and is healthy fat.* One of the many complex issues... Read more »

CTU Karen Lewis and Rahm Emanuel Both Disappoint Chicago Parents

To say that education will be a major factor in determining where we move next is an understatement. The quality of  public education available to my daughter (and any future children) is paramount to my husband and me. So it should be no surprise that I took on the hefty task of educating myself about... Read more »

Garage Sales Are This (Wo)man's Treasure

Garage Sales Are This (Wo)man's Treasure
The glorious garage sale. Where one man’s trash really is another man’s treasure. Well it’s a treasure if you like other people’s stuff, that smells a bit musty, and probably works if you only had the right batteries. Well, I do. My love for garage sales runs deep. And in the city, there are very... Read more »

What's a young family to do? Suburbs or city living?

I am transplant to the city. I hail from a Michigan suburb much like Downers Grove or Elmhurst. Ever since I can remember, I have wanted to live in a city, and stomp about all Mary Tyler Moore-meets-Carrie Bradshaw. So that is what I have done for the last twelve years. Along came my husband,... Read more »