Archive for November 2011

Chicago Suburbs: The Bermuda Triangle of Friendships

Chicago Suburbs: The Bermuda Triangle of Friendships
I love living in Chicago.  Congestion, concrete, the lady at Corner Bakery who curses out loud, to herself – love it, love it, and love her.  There’s something about urban life, with its unique combination of electricity, eccentricity, anonymity, and limitless possibilities that I, a former country bumpkin, thrive on. Don’t get me wrong.  I’m... Read more »

Our Sit-Down with CPS CEO Jean-Claude Brizard

Our Sit-Down with CPS CEO Jean-Claude Brizard
Like most parents with young kids, our kids’ education is serious business.  That’s why we were excited to receive an invitation to meet face to face with the CEO of Chicago Public Schools, Jean-Claude Brizard.  We had questions — about the extended school day, the confusing application process, and his goals for Chicago’s kids —... Read more »

It's My Potty and I'll "Go" If I Want To

It's My Potty and I'll "Go" If I Want To
It was supposed to be a typical afternoon of running errands with the tots in tow, and Target was my next and final stop.  I grabbed laundry detergent as well as a few other odds and ends and, before leaving, remembered to get pull-ups for my younger daughter, who will be three in January.  I headed... Read more »
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