Huggies Gets Parents’ Underwear in a Knot

It’s been a long time since I’ve changed a diaper. It’s also been a long time since I’ve paid attention to anything about diapers. But a new television ad from Huggies recently caught my attention. And it looks like I’m not alone. Read on. Does Anyone Else Smell Something? Wanna know what’s smellier than a stinky diaper? Well, it looks…

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“Lunch Break for Schools” – Wednesday, Lunchtime at MK Chicago – Join Us!

On Wednesday, February 29, celebrity Chicago chef Michael Kornick will be hosting a “Lunch Break for Schools” fundraiser at his award-winning restaurant, MK Chicago (868 N. Franklin in Chicago). The 12:30 p.m. event features a prix fix menu ($50/person). All proceed will be used to create nutrition-based educational programs for participating schools. For reservations, call 312-482-9179. I’m delighted to be joining…

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Improve Your Kids’ School Lunches!

I’m really proud to be a part of this delicious program – under the great umbrella of Michelle Obama’s efforts to raise healthier kids! For those of you in Chicago, there’s a wonderful lunchtime fundraiser at the award-winning MK Chicago this Wednesday, February 29. Read more to learn about this nationwide charity event, “Lunch Break for Schools”! How Nutritional are…

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George Clooney’s Dad Disservice in “The Descendants”

In honor of Oscar week, I’m going to tip my bobbling head to the silver screen with a few comments on some of the nominated movies I’ve actually seen this 84th year of the Academy Awards. Today? Let’s talk about “The Descendants” – a movie I have been wanting to see but have been a little nervous as to whether…

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My 93-Year-Old Uncle Blows my Mind Away!

  My Uncle Jack is my idol. We should all be so blessed to live such a long, healthy life. Uncle Jack is 93. And he sends more e-mails than anyone I know. His favorite thing to do is “forward” e-mails he thinks are funny. I look at EVERYTHING Uncle Jack sends. He just sent an e-mail with a subject:…

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Happy Birthday, Drew! A Video Recap

A little video recap for my youngest son who turned 16. Time flies. Fast!

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Be Careful What You Ask For

My youngest son turns 16 today. And suddenly, the one thing I’ve long dreamed of is here. And I’m not sure how I feel about it.   Today I bid farewell to all the friends I’ve made over the years in the carpool lane. My youngest son is officially 16. This day is really not about a kid getting his driver’s…

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LiveStrong Marathon – Wanting a Redo

The 2012 Austin-LiveStrong Marathon  is this weekend. I actually have a bunch of friends who are flying down to join in the fun for either the full marathon or the half version. And while I’m happy and excited for all of them – I’m feeling a little mixed. I ran the LiveStrong half last year with several Imerman Angels friends.…

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Feeling My Age at the Chicago Auto Show

I recently spent a day at the Chicago Auto Show with my son – who is turning 16. He’s feeling pretty grown-up these days. I’m feeling frazzled. Read on: It used to be, when I’d take the kids to the Chicago Auto Show, I’d feel exhilarated. Bedazzled. Young, Sleek. Bright. Super-charged. The other day when I took my youngest son to…

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Dusting Off a Valentine from the Family Archives!

Dear Mom, Thanks. Thank you for saving every card I ever made for you. And thank you for carefully taping them in to scrapbook after scrapbook. Preserving them as if they were meant to go to the Smithsonian someday. What you actually created, as I now look at all your efforts forty-some years later, was enough “memories” to fill four…

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