Tag: teenagers

Grimly determined to create Happy Holidays

ChicagoNow’s Evening Blogapalooz-Hour!Here is tonight’s challenge:“Write about something you believed as a child or in your youth that turned out not to be true.” “It’s the most wonderful time of the year…” Growing up, I was sure I was going to be The Best Christmas Mother Ever. I would be baking seventeen kinds of cookies to share... Read more »

It's a Mad World: Travel with Teens...and Their Parents

Summer vacation. When I was a teenager, if it existed at all it was comprised of fighting with my siblings over who had to sit on the spare tire in the back of the un-airconditioned van. My father, ever mindful of making the most of cargo space, removed the last row of seats. In his... Read more »