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My Chicago Family Bucket List


Posted Jun 27, 2011 3:30 PM

We're making a Chicago family bucket list, i.e. a list of all the things we want to do with our kids before they fly the coop.
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The best pediatric dentist in Chicago? We think so


Posted Jun 24, 2011 9:15 AM

When Caleb came out of the exam room, I hesitantly asked him how it was. His reply? “It was awesome!!” What?? I think I'm in love.
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Why Summer Vacation is a SAHM Problem


Posted Jun 21, 2011 8:47 AM

The break when school is out, just before the onslaught of summer activities start is distinctly a SAHM problem.
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A trip to Chicago's 57th Street/Hyde Park Art Fair with baby in tow


Posted Jun 14, 2011 10:49 AM

Last weekend we managed to knock an item off of our summer bucket list: our first outdoor summer festival!
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A visit to Amish Country makes for a great lesson


Posted Jun 14, 2011 10:34 AM

On a recent road trip to Cleveland to visit Aaron's family for the weekend, we took a pit stop in Shipshewana, the heart of northern Indiana Amish country.
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Chicago school says: “No kids allowed” at graduation: Huh?


Posted Jun 10, 2011 12:43 PM

It never crossed my mind to ask if my 3-year old would be allowed to attend his sister's kindergarten graduation. Boy, was that a bad move.
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What to expect when you weren't expecting


Posted Jun 6, 2011 9:23 AM

It’s funny that "someday" has a knack for showing up when I don’t feel ready—when I’m just getting the hang of juggling two kids.
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Holstein Park: Our "country club" in Chicago


Posted Jun 3, 2011 11:46 AM

Every June, you'll find our family excitedly counting down the days until our "country club" opens.
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Biking to school on Chicago streets - we survived!


Posted Jun 1, 2011 11:09 AM

Riding our bikes to school sounded like a quaint idea a few months ago. But heading down Damen at rush hour, I was having second thoughts.
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Parents as "potty mouths": Watching my language around the kids


Posted May 31, 2011 3:44 PM

If his reputation as a Potty Mouth is well-earned, I wonder how Mayor Emanuel talks around his kids. What about you? Do you watch your language around your kids?
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