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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 »

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 »

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 »
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Baltimore saddens us all

Baltimore saddens us all
Over Spring Break this past March, I took my kids to Baltimore. It was the first time for all of us. I’m sure you don’t think of Baltimore as a hot vacation destination, but it was one of our many stops on a long college exploration expedition. We stayed on the water and in the... Read more »

12 Valentines Day gifts you really shouldn't give

Some things are really better left unsaid
I stayed away from the obvious — electronics, kitchen stuff, cleaning supplies, etc. However, there are some gifts out there, most of them readily available on Amazon and they are actively being purchased. Here are just some of them you should stay away from:

8 things that new sports parent should know

8 things that new sports parent should know
While I listened to your lengthy monologue at a game the other day, it occurred to me that there are a few things you should know. Things that I wish someone told me when my kids were starting out in the sports world. There’s a pecking order – some of the families have been involved... Read more »
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Miss Amazonas runner-up rips off the crown: Why do pageants still exist?

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For the life of me, I really don’t understand why beauty pageant still exist. There is nothing redeeming about any of it. I’m not sure if most people share my view on pageants, but every once in a while something amazing happens that helps prove how ridiculous these things are — I dare you to... Read more »