Posts tagged "Midwest"

The Sweat Fest is Over! Anticipating Fall in the Midwest...

The Sweat Fest is Over! Anticipating Fall in the Midwest...
A glorious cool breeze drifted through my kitchen window this morning, exposing the steamy heat of my 6 AM cup of coffee. I giggled with glee when my body broke out into goosebumps! FALL! I am not a huge fan of sweating or any temperature which makes my naturally wavy hair frizz-out more than normal.... Read more »

Going Solo: Road Trips Suitable for Time Alone

I’m sick of being connected. Between emails, text messages, Facebook, Twitter, and Google +, I need a little peace and quiet from the constant conversation of the world. I have been trying to turn off my phone and log off of my social networks periodically throughout the day. After all, no one will die if... Read more »

First-time Camping With the Family: A Summer Vacation I Will Never Forget

Oh my, was I excited to go on my first camping trip with my family! And sure, it might seem crazy to take a 3-year-old, 5-year-old, a 6-month-old puppy, a pregnant woman and one sane man camping, but I had a great attitude. I was prepared for sun, bugs, campfires, and insatiable pregnant cravings. I... Read more »
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Supporting Your Child's Interests: When Encouragement Becomes A Pushy Obsession

Supporting Your Child's Interests: When Encouragement Becomes A Pushy Obsession
It’s the beginning of tornado season here in the Midwest and fueled by his obsession with natural disasters, my son is readying his goggles and bike helmet in the anticipation of chasing a destructive tornado. Since I have to sensor episodes of Storm Chasers, I know a little bit about the nerd hot Storm Chasing... Read more »

Chicago: A Love/Hate Relationship

At this time of year when the air turns cold and the sky turns a flat, ugly gray, I always wonder, why do I live in Chicago and not in say, Barbados? As with anything in life, there is a good and bad side to everything, including the Second City. Here are 5 reasons why... Read more »