Category: Twins

The Lincoln Restaurant is closed

The Lincoln Restaurant is closed
The iconic Lincoln Restaurant in North Center is closing its doors for good today. The diner was a throwback to a different era and I will miss seeing the giant Abe Lincoln head sign as I pass by on north Lincoln Avenue, you know, if someone eventually gets around to taking it down. I first... Read more »

Christmas is Coming

Christmas is Coming
My oldest son, when he hears the phrase, “Christmas is coming,” says it’s like the equivalent of hearing a Neanderthal dragging his un-manicured talons in vicious circles across a pre-historic chalkboard, you know, if there were chalkboards in pre-history. But, have I mentioned in the last fifteen minutes that all three of my children have... Read more »

A barbershop is no place for tears: Al's closes its doors for good

A barbershop is no place for tears: Al's closes its doors for good
Al’s Barbershop on Grace Street has closed its doors and I am heartbroken. Al’s was one of my favorite places in this city, and not just because it was mostly always quiet there. Al Soehn and his barbershop represent everything that’s right about Chicago and its neighborhoods. A good man running a good business, beloved... Read more »
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Hostess Twinkies: Don’t Go!

Hostess Twinkies: Don’t Go!
It’s impossible for me to imagine life without Twinkies! I’m already craving them and I haven’t had one in over a year. (I am not pregnant!) And fruit pies. I’m craving Hostess Cherry fruit pies with that waxy sugar coating. Hostess Please don’t go! The Twinkie is a part of my life! My childhood! My... Read more »

Halloween Holiday Help. From squirrels? I'll take it.

Halloween Holiday Help. From squirrels? I'll take it.
As a busy mom, I appreciate all the help I can get. Especially around the holidays. And now the beginning of the whole insane Holiday Season seems to start with Halloween. So, imagine my joy at finding a little help carving our pumpkins this year. Pumpkin carving is a serious tradition at our house. A... Read more »

Got Twins?

Got Twins?
My life is overrun with twins, so I found this article from Live Science fascinating. Seeing Double: Eight Fascinating facts about twins How does one’s life become overrun with multiples, you ask? When you marry an identical twin, whose mother was an identical twin and then you have identical twins. When you’re father is a... Read more »
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Time Sinks

I was up to my elbows in thorns and roses and madder than a hornet to boot. I was stuck in a time-sink project. The trellises holding my rosebushes had fallen down–thanks to a thunderstorm the night before. We had company coming over in three hours. Our icemaker was busted and we needed ice. And... Read more »