REVIEW: Fruttare Ice Bars

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When you crave a treat on a hot summer day, what do you think of? I’m sure many of you would say, “Ice cream!” When I was growing up one of my favorite things about summer was my parents taking us for soft serve ice cream! If we didn’t go out for ice cream we […]

Robin Williams and Suicide Prevention

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The world is a little less funny this week. The death of Robin Williams brings into harsh focus the very serious but too-often-ignored issue of depression and suicide in people of all ages. You wonder how someone could be so devoid of hope? Yeah me too. But, I’m also not severely depressed and don’t pretend […]

No More Baby Monitor

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After three years, I turned off the baby monitor and packed it away. I have no idea how long is “normal” to use a baby monitor. I’m guessing most parents stop using it when their child makes the move to a regular bed. When she was in her crib, as a solid sleeper I always […]

Tips for Photographing Young Kids

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You may have noticed I haven’t posted as frequently, it’s because the summer days are just too precious to not enjoy.  I just hope everyone is well, staying healthy, and enjoying time with family and friends! One of the fun things we’ve been up to this summer was last weekend we had a photos taken […]

Summer 2014 To-Do List Update

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Thought I would offer a little update on our Summer 2014 To-Do list! We’ve been having a crazy busy super fun summer!! 1. Go to an aquarium. This may be the one item we don’t get to this summer. However, we may plan this for the fall. 2. Go to a movie. We are going […]

Family Friendly Activities in Chicago – August 2014

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All good things must come to an end, even warm weather. Those of us Chicagoans who make it through the winter we live for summer. Here to help, we’ve sifted through the warm-weather calendar to bring you these family friendly activities in Chicago and surrounding suburbs in August. Continue reading…

40 Questions to Ask Your Parents and Grandparents

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Today is my Grandma’s 89th birthday and I’ve been thinking about all the things I know (and don’t know) about her and that side of our family. I grew up living only a few blocks away from my maternal grandparents, so we’ve always been very close. As many of you know my daughter was born […]

Doctor Visit: The 3 Year Checkup

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Ready or not, I’m now the proud mom of a (gulp!) 3-year-old! So yesterday, I took Nina for her 3 year checkup. In the first few years of your child’s life, it seems like your always schlepping them to one doctor visit after another. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that you take your child […]

Potty Training Tips – What Worked For Us

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Potty training my daughter was such an intimidating task and one I had been dreading and avoiding. But I am happy to report that things are going very well! She’s still wearing a diaper at night but I am breathing a huge sigh of relief that we seem to have turned a corner on potty […]

Birthday Questions

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My daughter turned three-years-old yesterday and we had such a great time celebrating her birthday! So, I was on Pinterest getting ideas for her birthday and came across a really cool idea. You ask your kid the same questions on their birthday every year starting at 3 years old.  Put it all together in a […]

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