Archive for October 2011

Candid Candace's video coverage of the first-ever Chicago Beach Polo Games

I hope you enjoy my video coverage on  of the first ever, but hopefully not the last, Chicago Beach Polo Games!  It was almost too much fun!  Watch and see! Watch live streaming video from watch312 at

If you can't sell your home should you rent it out?

The Chicago Tribune ran a story on Friday about reluctant landlords who decide to rent out homes that they can’t sell (There’s actually no such thing as a home you can’t sell. You can always sell it but you may not like the price you get.) and it’s worth reading by anyone facing this decision.... Read more »

To share or not to share your adoption story

One of the trickiest things about being an adoptive parent is making the judgment call as to whether or not to share your adoption story. With Dylan, it was fairly easy. People saw me walking in the door with a one-year-old in my arms and just assumed he was biologically mine. I’ve heard again and... Read more »

"Mary Poppins" captivates with blockbuster effects!

‘Wind’s in the east, mist comin‘ in.  Like something is brewin‘ about to begin.  Can’t put my finger on what lies in store.  But I feel what’s to happen, all happened before…’   Broadway in Chicago, Disney and Cameron Mackintosh present MARY POPPINS for a four week limited engagement.  It’s the beloved story of the... Read more »

The first thing you do is kill the dog

Uncle Harry always advised: “Once the last kid is married, the first thing you do is kill the dog and change all the locks…!” I used to laugh. I don’t laugh anymore. And neither will you once that time comes. You’ll be tempted to wave goodbye at the church smiling to yourself “mission accomplished.” Sorry,... Read more »