Posts tagged "Christine Wolf"

Sending Kids To Kindergarten: A Veteran Mom On Surviving Separation Heartbreak

Sending Kids To Kindergarten: A Veteran Mom On Surviving Separation Heartbreak
If you read nothing else in this post about the separation heartbreak of sending your child to kindergarten, just remember to breathe deep and go long. Sure, the other stuff’s important: Make sure they get lots of sleep and plenty of protein. Get to know the teacher, the classmates, the classmates’ parents, the school social worker.... Read more »

Earth, Wind & Fire: A Race To Mackinac Video In The Making (Part 3)

Earth, Wind & Fire: A Race To Mackinac Video In The Making (Part 3)
FIRE While Chris Froeter worked to edit the memories he’d captured on video during CHIEF’s 4th Race to Mackinac, a fire destroyed his family’s Evanston, Illinois, home, along with nearly all the Froeters’ possessions. The date was Friday, March 20th, 2015. SKIP TO PART 1 OF THIS SERIES (EARTH) SKIP TO PART 2 OF THIS... Read more »

Earth, Wind & Fire: A Race To Mackinac Video In The Making (Part 2)

Earth, Wind & Fire: A Race To Mackinac Video In The Making (Part 2)
WIND CHIEF’s First Race To Mackinac After a whirlwind summer purchasing and prepping our new boat, I stood on the docks on July 16th, 2011, preparing to say goodbye to my husband, my 13-year-old son and the 6 other crewmembers racing in our new boat’s first Race To Mackinac as CHIEF. The crew was provisioned... Read more »
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Earth, Wind & Fire: A Race To Mackinac Video In The Making (Part 1)

Earth, Wind & Fire: A Race To Mackinac Video In The Making (Part 1)
I believe every journey presents opportunities to connect with others, especially when the travelers remain open to discovery. Once anchored and nurtured, friendship and community thrive as support systems, preserved indefinitely for all of those who choose to learn — and share – the backstories and perspectives of others. And so, upon previewing this just-released... Read more »

An Embarrassing Post From A Mother Of Teens: U Deserve More Recognition 4 All The Things U Do Right

We’re issued the warnings while our kids are still in diapers: ”Just wait until the teen years.” “Bigger kids, bigger problems.” “Fasten your seatbelt; it’ll be a roller coaster.” My oldest son and daughter are now full-fledged teens, and my youngest child, their brother, turns 13 next year. Two high schoolers and one in middle school.... Read more »

7 Things I Know About Writing

7 Things I Know About Writing
I just met a lovely woman who says she’s considering starting a blog. She’s not sure exactly what she wants to write about, but she knows she wants a place to sort of “put” her thoughts on all sorts of things. “But,” she said, “who’d even want to read it?” While I reminded her there... Read more »
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Confessions Of A Mom: That Time I Went To The Sybaris Pool Suites As A Teen

Confessions Of A Mom: That Time I Went To The Sybaris Pool Suites As A Teen
I promised myself 2015 would be the year I “exercise fearless sharing”, so when I read ChicagoNow blogger Brett Baker’s hilarious post about The Sybaris Pool Suites, it brought back memories of my own experience at The Sybaris and how unforgivably ridiculous it was. I reached out to Brett to share my story, and here,... Read more »

Barack Obama In My Dining Room

Barack Obama In My Dining Room
I’m in New York City for a writers’ conference. It’s the SCBWI (Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators) Annual Winter Conference. Betcha didn’t know societies like that even existed, did you? We don’t walk around in Harry Potter-like cloaks and we don’t sit around swapping nursery rhymes, either. We talk about what inspires children... Read more »

Hosting An Obama Fundraiser

I’m co-hosting an Obama fundraiser in just over one week. I’ve never hosted a political fundraiser before. Here’s a link to my fundraising page. While I’m bracing for the backlash of anti-Obama sentiment, I will make a conscious effort to keep my mind on the positive, forward-thinking attitude he’s demonstrated since declaring his intent to... Read more »
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How I Got To Interview The President Of The United States

How I Got To Interview The President Of The United States
President Obama waves to my children on the first, live-streaming Google+ Presidential Hangout. On Monday, January 30, 2012, I was one of 5 Americans chosen to participate in the first ever, all-virtual interview with The President Of The United States. Several people have asked me how I acquired a direct Internet connection from my home... Read more »
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    Christine Wolf

    So hey, how's it going? I cover life's ups and downs, but I'm really drawn to the tough, emotional stuff. My perspective covers 23 years of marriage and 17 years of parenting, and while I'm always willing to voice an opinion, it often contradicts my innate desire to please everyone at all times. Such is this crazy life, so I guess all I can do is just write about how I've (usually) kept my head above water. Thanks for dropping by. You know you totally rock, right?

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