Posts tagged "Family"

My family's Halloween in photos

Halloween is a big family holiday in our house.  We put up our decorations every year on October 1 and throughout the month indulge on a little extra candy, bake lots of pumpkin breads and muffins and plan our costumes details. This year I look forward to helping out in the first grade classroom and... Read more »

Parenthood is my favorite show on television

Parenthood is my favorite show on television
When I came home from the hospital in September, I knew my Type A never stop personality had to take a break and relax to heal myself.  Not much of a TV watcher, I asked everyone I came in contact with what their favorite, easy to watch show that I could mindlessly watch a whole... Read more »

I am Done Having Children and Selling Everything this Weekend

I am Done Having Children and Selling Everything this Weekend
It is true.  It has been decided that my husband and I are not having any more babies. It is a hard concept for me to grasp as I look through the neatly folded onesies each chronicling a different memory of the quick journey to get to today. Isn’t it ironic that moms of infants... Read more »
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Buying A Dog is a Lifelong Commitment

Buying A Dog is a Lifelong Commitment
Eight years ago on a sunny spring day just like today my husband and I, glowing with newlywed bliss, adopted our adorable nine pound puppy, Levon. Those first two years our glow period continued.  Levon was our baby and our number one priority.  We rushed home from work to take him to the dog park, Wiggly Field, every day.   He camped... Read more »

Meatless Monday: No Guilt Pizza for the Whole Family

Meatless Monday: No Guilt Pizza for the Whole Family
My weekly Meatless Monday posts have been few and far between lately.  I have a number of excuses but the biggest is my offspring have developed vegetable detectors.  Spinach can’t be hidden; they sense the mushroom and refuse to come close and they barely will be in the same room as cauliflower. My philosophy is to continue to... Read more »

My Top Ten Favorite Family Spots in Chicago

My Top Ten Favorite Family Spots in Chicago
Today I’m writing over at Wee Windy City.  This summer-like weather always reminds me of the beauty and possibilities of our city. It was challenging to narrow it down to my ten favorite spots to take my family in Chicago. 10. Lincoln Park Zoo.  This may seem like an obvious choice, but it is FREE... Read more »
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Mail a Valentine's Day Card Today

Mail a Valentine's Day Card Today
I’ve been ignoring Valentine’s Day even though it has been in all the stores since before 2012 even began. That changed today when I got sucked into a sparkling, red wonderland at Target.  Between both kids we have to have 50 signed valentines next week.  I decided it was time to get in the spirit.... Read more »

You Might Be Surprised What Goes On Behind Closed Doors

You Might Be Surprised What Goes On Behind Closed Doors
I cautiously posted last week about the argument my man and I had about our schedules and child care. Surprisingly, I’m glad I did since some unique conversations have come out of it.  My mom mentioned that when she was my age none of her many mom pals ever talked about their problems with kids or marriage.  She assumed all her friends... Read more »

A State of the Art Gymnastic Facility Now Open on the North Side of Chicago

A State of the Art Gymnastic Facility Now Open on the North Side of Chicago
I’ve written about how my daughter is a difficult child.  I find solace knowing that she does not act out in instructional activities.  Instead she illuminates with excitement and the teachers think of her as a shy, meek little girl.  I’m hoping one day her two personas will morph into one confident and assertive person.... Read more »
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Mark Bosworth Missing Since September 16

Mark Bosworth Missing Since September 16
A 54 year old blue eyed avid cycler and two time cancer survivor was volunteering for a bike Oregon Event.  On September 16th he was last seen near his tent and has been missing since then.  Thousands of volunteers have searched the area and received no clues about where Mark Bosworth is.  He does not have... Read more »
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