Archive for September 2011

Live Every Day As If It Were Your Last

It has been just over a week since my 65 year old brother-in-law unexpectedly dropped dead of a heart attack. We are all trying to make sense of this event. Since my BIL is only 9 years older than I am, his death has really shaken me to the core. These days, most of us expect... Read more »

Does Pickle Relish Really Need to Be That Green?

I’m going to come clean, here, before I get on my soap box. Like most people in this country, I never used to think that food coloring was the “spawn of Satan”. When I was a kid, my Mom, like so many other boomer Moms, made those tuna, cream cheese and gherkin pinwheel appetizers with blue and... Read more »

The Good 'Ole Summertime: Nightmare for Some Chicago Parents

My 10 year old adopted son, Ethan, who has special needs, completed his 5th year at the Chicago Park District summer camp program.  We only received “the phone call” once this summer;   this is when the camp supervisor calls us before the camp day is over to pick Ethan up early because he did something inappropriate. ... Read more »