Summer swim club parents need to lighten up

Summer swim club parents need to lighten up
I know I criticize sports parents quite a bit and I really shouldn’t since I’m one of those said parents, but they just make it so easy. A friend asked me if I attract the crazies, but I don’t think I do. I’m just really observant. I listen more than I speak and with age,... Read more »

Amazon Prime Day sucked

Amazon Prime Day sucked
I was so looking forward to Amazon Prime Day. More deals than black Friday! Uh, well, ok. If you’re celebrating black Friday at a swap meet. And getting shown the items one at a time. Let me be fair. Being shown the ENTIRE swap meet about 15 items at a time. After you get shown... Read more »

Back to school - can't get here soon enough

Back to school - can't get here soon enough
We just finished up Fourth of July and already I’m seeing back-to-school sales and supplies in the stores. While most people and kids in particular cringe with those signs, I’m not completely crushed that back-to-school is right around the corner. I think I need some “normalcy” that the school year seems to provide. Some of... Read more »
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Same sex marriage explained by kids on Jimmy Kimmel

There’s so much debate out there about same sex marriage and it seems as though adults have a much harder time with it than children. I really love how literal they think and how it’s all very cut and dry. When do we lose that? Our debates are so much more complicated and personal now.... Read more »

My kid will never go pro. He's too old.

My kid will never go pro. He's too old.
My son wants to try baseball. He played two years ago and thought it was really boring, but is convinced he’ll like it now. Of course he tells me as the season is winding down, however, I’m the type of parent that just needs a little nugget of interest from a kid and I go... Read more »

Hedgedogs - try not to laugh

My dogs would totally stay like that
Did you know there’s a new trend in dog grooming? People are grooming their pets to look like their hedges. Since they don’t know how funny they look, this wouldn’t be considered abusive, right? Look at these and I dare you not to laugh
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Long Grove Strawberry Fest 2015

Long Grove Strawberry Fest 2015
Looking for something to do this weekend? Head out to Long Grove for their Strawberry Festival! Where:¬†Historic Downtown Long Grove When:¬†Friday, June 26 – Sunday, June 28; starting at 10:00 am Cost:¬†$5 per person – I’m not a fan of that fee since it use to be free, but the entertainment is free, so I... Read more »

An over scheduled summer

An over scheduled summer
While I sat at my son’s two-day mini-camp yesterday, I was clumped with all the other parents waiting for their kids to be released. Since none of us really knew each other, our idle chit chat naturally went to our children. It was pretty much a measuring up meeting. Parents wanted to compare their kid’s... Read more »

National Donut Day!

National Donut Day!
Full disclosure, I’m not a huge fan of donuts. Mainly because of nutritional content, absolutely not because of taste. However, just like Slurpees, when there’s a special, we jump on that band wagon! Here’s where you can find the deals: Dunkin’ Donuts – Free donut with a purchase of a drink. Oh, come on Dunkin’,... Read more »
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20 years of marriage is...

20 years of marriage is...
Do you remember the “Love Is” comics? They were the ones that you cut out of the paper when they mentioned something that struck a chord when comparing it to your own relationship. What ever happened to those? Today I’ve been married to my husband for 20 years. TWENTY years. I’m not quite sure how... Read more »