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The "10 Best" of Christmas 2012

The "10 Best" of Christmas 2012
The anticipation of Christmas is intoxicating. I get so excited with the “to do” list of planning-shopping-wrapping-cooking, giving-decorating-baking, that the day after Christmas is just exhausting. So each year, from December 1-26, exhilaration to near meltdown I go–but it is so worth it. I experienced Christmas in Chicago twice this month, and both with overnights... Read more »

Letting Go

Letting Go
One small miracle occurred this weekend. My husband and I spent our anniversary in the Loop. Away from our boys. Away from caregiving responsibilities of our parents. We’ve spent our special day in more exotic locales, like St. Thomas, Hawaii, and Mexico, but it felt good to celebrate close to home this year. Even if... Read more »
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    Carole Pye

    I’m a freelance writer married to thrill-seeking husband, Jim, and mom to fantastic teenage sons: Austin, (18) Trevor, (16) and volunteer foster son, Chris (18). I am also a proud caregiver for my parents, Bob, a WWII Army Air Corps veteran, 87, and Jean, his wife, 85. In between the shuttling and the shuffling of senior boys and senior parents, you can find me sitting still, enjoying a cup of steaming hot tea while pondering the next thing to do.

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