Boys dance - get over it

Boys dance - get over it
A year and a half ago I wrote a post about my son wanting to dance, yes, boys do indeed dance. I’ve written a handful of posts about his passion since then, and I really thought I reached enough people. I really thought the shock and awe that my son loved to dance had faded.... Read more »

Cheap Chipotle for dinner on Halloween!

Cheap Chipotle for dinner on Halloween!
After trick-or-treating in the snowstorm on Halloween, who wants to make dinner? Once again Chipotle will be offering $3 burritos, bowls, salads or tacos after 5:00 if you come in a costume. It’s a little more expensive than last year ($2), but still a great value. I also feel much better that their proceeds up... Read more »

Live like a seven-year-old

Live like a seven-year-old
I’ve been in a little bit of a rut lately. Things not exactly going terribly, but everything just seems stale – general malaise really. I teach at a local university and was just informed that my classes were being moved next semester and my commute will now be about an hour. My adventure of writing... Read more »
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Mean girls turned me into a mean mom

Mean girls turned me into a mean mom
I hate the stereotype of “mean girls”, but since I’m in the process of raising four teenaged girls, I know it exists. I’d be naive if I thought my kids never participated in any poor behavior, but I know as a parent I have gone overboard in preaching to be kind and inclusive. For all... Read more »

Politicians: Please stop calling me

Politicians: Please stop calling me
I’m on the Do Not Call Registry. I shouldn’t be getting unsolicited calls, but I do. Apparently political parties are exempt. Today I received fourteen. All from politicians. FOURTEEN. Can I ask you something — do they ever work? Do any of you change your mind regarding a politician, political party or issue because of... Read more »

Do Facebook 'likes' define us?

Do Facebook 'likes' define us?
My kids were sitting at the table while I was doing my daily losing battle of cleaning the kitchen when I heard my 7-year–old exclaim, “YES! I got 9 likes.”  My older daughter leaned over, looked at his iPod touch and simply said, “nice” Uh….. what are you guys talking about? Oh yeah, a few... Read more »
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I'm too immature for yoga

I'm too immature for yoga
I recently joined a gym with a friend of mine. And like any great, new adventure, I was fresh, excited and ready to try anything. We went to the first movement class. I’m pretty sure we were time-warped back to the 80s. The headband, leg warmer wearing instructor was slightly overweight and pushing us to cha-cha... Read more »

Modern Day MS: A new resource is created

Modern Day MS: A new resource is created
My friend and fellow writer Beth Prystowsky announced she was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) two years ago. These past two years were spent discovering a whole new world and unfortunately no matter how hard she searched, she couldn’t find exactly what she was looking for — she wanted more for and from this community... Read more »

Long Grove Apple Fest

Long Grove Apple Fest
Want some old-fashioned fun this weekend? Head out to Long Grove for Apple Fest. It runs all day on Saturday and Sunday (10am -6pm.) It’s like going out to the apple orchard but with beer and the apples are in bushels instead of on the tree. I STRONGLY recommend getting out there early – parking... Read more »
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It's just Facebook

It's just Facebook
When it comes to Facebook, I often post things that happen in my day, or conversations that I find funny or intriguing. Yesterday I posted an interaction I had with my son over breakfast: After seeing my seven-year-old’s timed math test, I had to talk to him about pretty much failing it. All his answers were... Read more »