This year, we ran the 35th annual Sole Burner 5k in gratitude for sunny days, bouncy shoes, rolling hills and sweet family members. Mostly, though, we ran in thanksgiving for the amazing strides events like this have brought. Thank you to the American Cancer Society for every dollar it directs to the prevention and treatment [...]
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Yeah, it’s a potty in the U.S.A.
I have seen the future of the American toilet, my friends, and let me tell you it is spectacular. Heated seats, remote controls, touchless flushing, night lighted lids...oh my! I only stopped in the Kohler Design Center Monday afternoon because my niece wanted me to join her and she’s very cute. Until I walked through [...]
From her stoop in the center of a sophisticated city, my niece Erin has carved out a delightful little corner of Mayberry. She and her neighborhood gang enjoy a living-room-forts, frontyard-warter-balloon-fight, Saturday-sleepover, come-home-when-the-streetlights-turn-on kind of childhood, while all around them Chicago hums. They each have the necessary kind of scheduled activities that keep their parents [...]
Don’t trifle with this little chef
The Greatest Kids Camp in the World (a guest post by Erin)
Note: My niece Erin (a brand new eight-year old) just returned from The Greatest Kids Camp in the World, run by my sister's friends Dave and Missy. Though she's exhausted, Erin graciously agreed to guest blog about her three-day adventure. Here is her story: My mom drove me to Perkins. We were very late. We [...]