Archive for March 2011

Autism is More than Just a Walk

Autism is More than Just a Walk
Autism numbers are on the rise – one in 110 kids and one in 70 boys is autistic.  One of those kids is 9-year-old Micah. I first wrote about Micah on a parenting blog while discussing the importance of getting kids involved in their communities early.  Because autism receives so little funding in relation to its... Read more »

Five Reasons Why Suburban Life Rocks My World

We’ve gotten a brief taste of spring in the past week. As I wept into my coffee mug, thinking about the insane amount of yard work in the months ahead, I tried to remember what it is that I like about about life west of the city: 1. Vomit-Free Zone: No one has ever vomited... Read more »

Five Ways Suburbia Has Let Me Down

Five Ways Suburbia Has Let Me Down
When I moved out of the city, I had certain hopes about our lifestyle. I was so, so wrong in a number of key areas: 1. The Olive Garden: I have always loved the OG. When I’d visit my friends outside of the city, I’d always drag them out for soup, salad and breadsticks. Free... Read more »
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Chicago Marathon Registration Closed - Charity Partner Slots and Minimums

Chicago Marathon Registration Closed - Charity Partner Slots and Minimums
Registration is now closed for the Chicago Marathon. I posted these charity partners and minimums in a previous post, but for those now scrambling for a marathon slot, I’m reposting. Now that registration is closed, the minimums are higher in a lot of cases – because they can. But, remember that you get a lot... Read more »