It's cold, but the kids should be in school

It's cold, but the kids should be in school
I was reading a very heated Facebook debate regarding schools being closed because of the frigid cold temperatures. The reasons the schools were giving for being closed were that some kids need to wait outside at bus stops for too long of a time in temperatures that are too cold. I’m not arguing that is... Read more »

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 »
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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 »

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 »
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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 »

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 »
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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 »