Archive for December 2014

New Years Eve through the eyes of a cop's wife

New Years Eve through the eyes of a cop's wife
              Tonight is New Years Eve. In a couple of hours, millions of people will be blasting noise makers, dropping confetti, drinking champagne, kissing their significant other, and celebrating a brand new year. As a cop’s wife, my New Years Eve looks much different; you see, my guy is... Read more »

I remember more about my childhood than most people have forgotten

I remember more about my childhood than most people have forgotten
I remember. Having a semi-photographic memory has advantages and disadvantages. One of the disadvantages is that there are things I wish I could forget, but never will. One of the advantages is I remember more about my childhood than most people have forgotten. One of my most cherished memories isn’t just one, it’s several of... Read more »

The greatest Christmas gift ever, even for atheists

The greatest Christmas gift ever, even for atheists
What is the greatest Christmas gift ever? Well, of course, the answer is Jesus. The gift of hope, of life, of light and of salvation are the very best of the best. Although Jesus is a tangible gift for many of us, for many others, Jesus isn’t as tangible. For atheists, He isn’t a gift... Read more »
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Confessions of a room mom with sensory issues

I wasn’t asked to be a room mom for my youngest’s winter party this year, and even though this is her last year of having room parties, I wasn’t sad. I helped with the Fall party, though! Don’t get me wrong, I love my daughter and enjoy spending time with her, but being a room... Read more »

How I get to help with the kid's Christmas program

How I get to help with the kid's Christmas program
One of my most favorite times of year is Christmastime. I love the songs, the TV specials, the family time, the presents, the good cheer, the parties…yes, I love Christmas. Most of all, I love that we are celebrating our Savior’s birthday – best birthday party EVER! As my regular readers know, I walked through... Read more »

I would love a 37% pay hike

I would love a 37% pay hike
I would love a 37% pay hike – that’d be SWEET! That’s exactly what minimum wage workers are set to receive in Chicago now that the Chicago city council has agreed to increase the minimum wage from $8.25/hr to $13.00/hr by 2019. That is approximately 7% increases every year for 5 years. Wow. I want... Read more »
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Police Officers are not the bad guys

Police Officers are not the bad guys
The majority of the time, the police officers are not the bad guys. Yes, there are some bad apples, as there are in every line of work, but most of the 900,000 sworn officers in this country are not the bad guys. A retired police officer friend of mine shared an article from the Chicago... Read more »