Posts tagged "Summer"

A Chill way to break up your day

A Chill way to break up your day
My sweet friend Nina and I treated ourselves to a rare girls day into the city yesterday to visit Chill Chicago. Nina wrote all about our lovely experience that you can read here or press play below and listen to our short recap of the special day. I believe that meditation will make you more productive,... Read more »

Pros and cons of the first three days of overnight camp

Pros and cons of the first three days of overnight camp
I never used to understand how parents could send their children away for four or eight weeks to overnight camp over the summer.  Yet, a lot changed this year and last Sunday I found myself waving to my calm son on a bus headed to Northern Wisconsin. Generally a worrier, I’m surprised at the contentment... Read more »

Fun summer links to click

Fun summer links to click
I am heading out of town to spend quality time with my family.  My wish is that we unplug, connect and de-stress. While I’m gone I wanted to share some links you might enjoy reading. Thirty things to do with your kids this summer. (I just counted and we are up to fifteen!) Natural and... Read more »
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Pros and Cons of not sending your kids to camp

Pros and Cons of not sending your kids to camp
Due to traveling and the desire for lack of a schedule I decided not to send my kids to camp the first three weeks of summer. Since that possibly naive decision, I’ve realized that everybody in my suburb goes to camp. Never one into keeping up with everybody else I didn’t think it would be... Read more »

Thirty things to do with your kids this summer

Thirty things to do with your kids this summer
My kids have completed day one of summer.  There are many things I want to do with my kids this summer and I looked forward to the schedule-free days with my quickly growing little ones. Now that there remains close to 20 days until family vacation and camp happens, I admit I’m getting slightly nervous of... Read more »

Rooftop yoga while wearing headphones

Rooftop yoga while wearing headphones
Last night my sister and I practiced yoga on a rooftop as the sunset over Chicago’s beautiful skyline. The weather was ideal and a DJ accompanied us as we flowed; yet it was silent. When we arrived, we were handed a set of wireless glowing LED headphones and it surprised me how much they could... Read more »
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What I am reading: Eleven Hours

What I am reading: Eleven Hours
We are in South Carolina for our annual family beach vacation and I am reading the powerful Eleven Hours by Pamela Erens.  The acclaimed novel follows the daunting hours of labor, delivery and two soon-to-be mothers while slowly unveiling their interesting and complicated backgrounds. Erens accurately captures the emotions and events during the incredible journey of pregnancy... Read more »

Surviving a rainy day with no electronics

Surviving a rainy day with no electronics
A few times a year, my family needs an electronic cleanse.  My 9-year-old and I had an interesting conversation about how one can become addicted to the iPad and we discussed how we both could relate to the urge to check my phone, computer, iPad or even watch TV. We escaped to a lovely and compact... Read more »

Fifteen Hours of Six Flags Great America

Fifteen Hours of Six Flags Great America
7:00 a.m. I wake up make myself black coffee, bummed we are out of milk, and find breakfast for the kids. Then I sit down at my computer to research Six Flags Great America.  My son earned a free pass for reading 200 hours from his school and it expires tomorrow. 8:30 a.m. Husband wanders... Read more »
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A Pinky Swear messed up my Monday in the best way

A Pinky Swear messed up my Monday in the best way
Do you look forward to Mondays?  I oddly do.  Monday is my day to be alone in my home, to get caught up on work and life while getting laundry under control.  After a fun, hot and busy weekend, I was even more in need of a quiet day to recharge. Sadly, my girl didn’t... Read more »