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 »

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 »

Graduation gifts: What do you give?

Graduation gifts: What do you give?
Sitting with a group of parents, we started talking about graduation gifts and wondering what an appropriate present would be for the graduate. I’m not talking about when my family is invited to a grad party, more like when my children are going to their friend’s celebrations. My kids are invited to A LOT of... Read more »
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I'm a shitty book club member

I'm a shitty book club member
I moved to my current town ten years ago. I didn’t know anyone and met a woman that asked me to be part of a book club. Of course I jumped right in. All my kids were little so I knew it would be difficult to participate, but thought it was a great way to... Read more »