Posts tagged "Fox Valley"

ChicagoNow Has a New Look! Let's Celebrate!

Tranquility Spa and Wellness, St. Charles
In celebration of our new look on ChicagoNow.com we are honoring our 118th Facebook fan, Courtney from Naperville. A lovely collection of PWAP’s favorite products have been donated by several local establishments! We treasure all of our readers and fans and appreciate every moment of your support. Don’t be sad if you missed out on... Read more »

Take a Walk in the Park this Sunday to Fight Cystic Fibrosis!

Sunday, July 17 at the Strike and Spare in Lockport
Eleven years ago I received a phone call that my sister-in-law had given birth to my very first niece. I raced from NIU in DeKalb to the Western Suburbs in joyous anticipation of meeting the new addition to our family. I had failed to ask where Suzanne (my S-I-L) had delivered and in a day... Read more »

One breath at a time: being the parent of a child with cystic fibrosis

Parenting. One of the hardest jobs, in my opinion, because you are driven by love and have an unspeakable bond to a tiny human being. Emotionally (and sometimes physically) attached, a parent is held responsible for equipping children with the tools they need to survive, until they can go out on their own and take... Read more »
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I love fractions. Fractions are easy.

The mantra of a four eyed fourth grader.  Picture a little Elizabeth sitting in a classroom reciting, “I love fractions.  Fractions are easy.” I had a wonderful 4th grade teacher, I’ll call her “Mrs. Brown”, who was lovely and patient and would sit with me during recess practicing fractions.  As I sat at my tiny... Read more »

What's all the fuss about school pictures?

How important are school pictures?  To this parent, not so much.  What do I expect from my 4-year old, sitting on a hard stool under hot lights being asked to say “cheese”? I expect the hilarious, forced smile and almost painful look that we got from his 3-year old class picture.  No need to take... Read more »

Let's Reminisce About the Simple Times...

There is nothing in this world quite like that naïve planning and preparation for the arrival of our first child.  During those months (sometimes years) of self-indulgence, we dream and plan our future children, their peaceful early years filled with laughter and slobbery kisses, their precocious elementary career, drama-less junior high years and rigorous college... Read more »
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