Archive for April 2016

Traveling Down the Road With or Without Stains

We all know the famous Robert Frost poem which exalts the Road Less Traveled…and how it “made all the difference.” Have you ever traveled this road? Did you know you were on it? Were you scared walking down it? Did you feel it in your gut and even though you were scared, kept moving one... Read more »

It All Comes Out in the Wash: Navigating Difficult Friendships

Although a passionate learner, I am equally passionate about the social learning that goes on in school. My seven-year-old daughter is navigating some rocky waters with a friend who is playing games and being mean. Not bullying, but certainly not being a respectful friend. In a scenario like this, my husband and I have four... Read more »

Spring Ice Cream to Savor

In our little hamlet-town, warm weather is a sign that our ice cream shops open up again. In Chicago, this is a big deal because it means that Summer and warm weather could be around the corner. There is nothing like our kids’ delight with the first ice cream cone or cup of the season:... Read more »

Listening to Find the Answer

A dear friend of mine is going through the process of making a big decision and I shared some advice as well as a funny story about my dad when I was faced with my own difficult choice many years ago: “Cindy, something will tell you which way to go…in your day-to-day living, something will... Read more »

Beauty in a Library Book

Our Chicago Now Community Director posed a timed question to write about: “Something you find beautiful that you feel others may not understand.” Without question:  The Smell of a Library Book. Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm. Holy cow. It doesn’t get any better than that. In love with the library since a little kid, I can still feel the... Read more »