Posts tagged "Kids"

Easy Art Projects that Kids Love

My daughter loves art.  She can sit for hours with a pad of paper and a box of markers.  It is incredible to watch the calm, creativity and focus she finds from crafts. Even better is when I mention the word project.  Her face lights up in a way that I always want to have... Read more »

Getting Rid of our iPad was the Best Decision Ever

Getting Rid of our iPad was the Best Decision Ever
A little over a week ago, we had a meeting with my daughter’s teacher about some issues.  Among other topics we discussed, one area where I am concerned about is always telling the truth.  Families need to be honest with one another. My husband thought our girl’s lies and attitude came, in part, from Disney... Read more »

Lifeline Theatre's The Emperor's New Threads Impresses First Graders

Lifeline Theatre's The Emperor's New Threads Impresses First Graders
Most days are the same, but once in awhile it is important to do something different.  Accompanying 28 first graders to Lifeline Theatre’s KidSeries The Emperor’s New Threads: A Fashion Statement, a children’s musical based on the folktale The Emperor’s New Clothes by Hans Christian Andersen was anything but a normal day for me. The... Read more »
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Breaking Down Chicago Parks: Adam's Playground

Breaking Down Chicago Parks: Adam's Playground
A few weeks ago I introduced you to a new series, Breaking Down Chicago Parks One by One.  My daughter and I are visiting a different park in the city of Chicago each week and sharing the good, bad and parking situation of each playground. Last week we went to Welles Park, and this week Adam’s... Read more »

Leaving Kids Makes for a Better Mother

Leaving Kids Makes for a Better Mother
We celebrated my mom’s birthday in Big Sur, California this past weekend.  Have you been there?  It is a wooded small town next to the mountains on the ocean with seemingly ideal weather.  I haven’t yet figured out why everyone doesn’t live there. I’m aware how lucky I am to have the option of leaving... Read more »

Martin Luther King Jr. Said It Best

  ‎”I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.”  - Martin Luther King Jr.   You know those days when you are frustrated, tired, annoyed and overwhelmed? I get past those moments by remembering the sound of  little footsteps at the top of the stairs releasing this paper that magically floated by my feet. I... Read more »
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Make Your Own Monday: Legwarmers

Make Your Own Monday: Legwarmers
The verdict on my feelings about the 80′s creeping its way back into our wardrobe is not in yet.  I can handle, and maybe enjoy, the off the shoulder shirts and leggings, but draw the line at neon and big hair.  Legwarmers are one of those trends that are very practical.  My daughter’s skinny body and long legs... Read more »

Sometimes Separating Children is a Good Thing

Sometimes Separating Children is a Good Thing
One of my favorite parts about the fact that my kids are rapidly growing older is to watch their relationship form.  Every day I am thankful that they love, look out and play with each other. Not until this weekend did I realize that sometimes keeping them together is not a good thing. While my husband was out... Read more »

Handmade Headband Holder

Handmade Headband Holder
In my constant quest for organization, I’ve been looking for an easy way to create order with my daughter’s endless hair accessories.  I find them everywhere from the floor to random drawers and decided we needed order. The rubberbands and bows are in a tupperware type container but the headbands are bulky and don’t fit.  I... Read more »
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Searching for a Hiding Place for Holiday Gifts

Searching for a Hiding Place for Holiday Gifts
I really try to be a minimalist.  I feel overwhelmed by the amount of kids’ stuff crowding my house and honestly do not think my kids need anything.  But, my husband tells me I’m being a Scrooge and I should allow our offspring to enjoy the excitement of the holiday, like we did when we were little.  Per his... Read more »