When The Few Ruin It For The Masses

When D left for college for the first time in September 2010, we were wide-eyed parents, navigating the parent end of secondary education in the best way we could. Like anything, there were little surprises here and there (nothing we couldn’t handle: don’t...

The Balance of Parenting

I think it’s important to have hobbies and interests that aren’t directly related to my children. I have always believed that if I focused 100% of myself on raising my kids, I would be gasping for air when they eventually went out on their own. Me, rolling...

Something Old, Something New

My Dad is a very interesting fellow, one-of-a-kind, for sure. He’s hilarious most of the time, he is very smart with more common sense than most, and he makes the best prime rib you would EVER taste, as evidenced by the fact that he made that for us for dinner...

Chicagoland Food Swap Debuts December 4!

You are probably sick of food, being just a few days removed from Thanksgiving and all (unfortunately I have never had that problem, being sick of food), but I have a pretty exciting food event to share with those of you who live in the Chicago area. My friends Emily...

Travel vs. Home

“To move, to breathe, to fly, to float To gain all while you give To roam the roads of lands remote To travel is to live.” (Hans Christian Andersen) My sister and I have been ruthlessly mocking the way that the contestants on “The Amazing Race”...