Archive for October 2011

WONDER! opens its doors in Deerfield

I am more than happy to drive to the suburbs for some things — such as the Chicago Botanic Garden, Morton Arboretum or Dupage Children’s Museum. But I generally don’t drive to the suburbs just to shop — until now. This morning, I had the chance to tour the brand new WONDER! store in Deerfield.... Read more »

So . . . what do you know about GMOs?

So . . . what do you know about GMOs?
The more I learn about the food that I feed my family, the more I realize that I don’t exactly understand what is in the food that I am feeding my family. It is a problem — a problem that most people don’t know about, but a problem nonetheless. Over the summer, I read The... Read more »

Opportunities for kids at the Poetry Foundation

Opportunities for kids at the Poetry Foundation
Because of my father and his role in the local literary scene, I was very lucky to grow up with poetry as part of my life. But for most kids, that isn’t the case. As an adult, I am so very grateful for my exposure to poetry at an early age. I wanted to pass... Read more »
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Got Your Skates Ready? Chicago Park District Outdoor Ice Rinks Open November 26th

Got Your Skates Ready?  Chicago Park District Outdoor Ice Rinks Open November 26th
I know that is doesn’t quite seem like ice skating weather  yet. But just wait a couple of weeks. Then, I think that you’ll bein the mood to get your skate on. Chicago Park District’s outdoor ice skating rinks open for the season Saturday, Nov. 26.  Skating season runs through Sunday, Feb. 26 at most... Read more »

Read for the Record at Building Blocks Toy Store

Read for the Record at Building Blocks Toy Store
The city of Chicago is a surprisingly small place — at least my neighborhood is. Despite the fact that we live amongst millions of other Chicagoans, we truly have a small neighborhood. We know the families that live on our block and meet up with lots of neighborhood buddies at Wicker Park. We have a... Read more »