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Wrigley Field and a Lifelong Cubs Fan

  A visit to Chicago would not be complete without spending some time on the North Side at Wrigley Field, home of the Chicago Cubs, longtime loveable losers until 2016 when they won their first World Series since 1908.  As my dad is from Chicago and a lifelong Cubbies fan, so am I. Go Cubs… Continue reading Wrigley Field and a Lifelong Cubs Fan

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Family, Halloween, holidays, Kids, Opinion, parenting, School, Uncategorized, writing

How old is too old to go trick-or-treating?

It is an age-old question about, well age. I was asked by a few folks, what age is too old to go trick-or-treating? I figured that the question was posed as I am now a parent to two high school students. I think it can be agreed that kids in middle school and below are… Continue reading How old is too old to go trick-or-treating?

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The First Day of School 2017

After a too-long summer that was really too short, the kids return to school today, August 21. It is our 13th year of first days of school, counting preschool, and while we have at least 7 more to go, I am struck by how quickly the years are flying by. How quickly the children are… Continue reading The First Day of School 2017