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After I began telling family and friends that my husband and I were divorcing, the well-meaning platitudes began rolling in. “You’re young; you’ll find someone else.” “Everybody will be okay. Kids bounce back.” “You’ll all be better off.” And so on. While there might have been a bit of truth buried within some of those... Read more »
One day can change your whole life, as Louie Pukelis found out one snowy morning in 1999. (Read the blog to find out exactly how!) http://www.chicagonow.com/ptsd-blog/ The aftermath of that morning, and the sudden death of his beloved father a few days later started Louie on a path that would lead to an eventual diagnosis... Read more »
It’s happening again. Out here in the progressive western suburbs one parent is making a stink about what is arguably the best young adult novel to come along in years: The Fault In Our Stars. Here’s what this dad has to say about the book: http://wheaton.patch.com/groups/brian-wellss-blog/p/the-fault-in-our-schools Now. He admits to not even finishing the book... Read more »
Oh, polar vortex. Since you haven’t released your grip on Chicago’s throat and March is only one day away, there’s really just one thing for me to do: settle in tomorrow night for the Blackhawks-Penguins game with a nice glass of Moscato. By the way, Moscato, where have you been all my life? I’m not... Read more »
My girl dog, Nana, is turning twelve this month–my longest relationship besides my marriage and kids. I found her on the internet long before internet matchups were even a thing. I had been wanting a Border Collie ever since I saw the Disney flick Snow Dogs but couldn’t stomach the thought of another creature in... Read more »
One night a month I ditch the kids and head to our neighborhood book club. A few of the ladies in our group recommended Me Before You as something I could read over Christmas break. Let’s just say that for the two days it took me to finish this novel, dishes went unwashed and the... Read more »
Hi, You don’t know me. We’ve never been introduced. Your daughter and my son share a third grade classroom and recently, my son came home and during our post-school chat, he told me your daughter had called him a nerd at recess time. I was a) not at all surprised; b) totally prepared to handle... Read more »
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