Author Archives: Orland Park Mom

About Orland Park Mom

Mom, writer, domestic goddess, superhero extraordinaire. Yeah, that's me.

So Not My First First Day

This morning I said goodbye to my almost adults on their first day of school. I didn’t make any lunches, tie any shoes, pack any snacks, label any supplies or dry any tears. I didn’t pick out an outfit, fill … Continue reading

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Parents of Sandburg Freshmen-Top 10 things you need to know

  It can be an exciting(and stressful) time in our lives, sending our eldest off to a new school to embark on the next level of their educational careers. That was me three years ago (and two years ago, and … Continue reading

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Reader Questions

I get many really good reader questions, mostly regarding being a mom and living in Orland Park (go figure) and most of the time I can answer them on my own, and do. This one, however, required a professional opinion. … Continue reading

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My Baby Behind the Wheel – Tales of a Nerve-Wracked Mom

  Of course I knew this day would come. I dreaded it and embraced its possibilities all at the same time. As I reluctantly dropped my son off at his first day of driving school, prayed that he would pay … Continue reading

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Chicago Area Pumpkin Patches 2014

Looking for a pumpkin patch in the area but not sure where to start?  Are the kids hoping to score that perfect pumpkin?  You are in luck, because over at toddlingaroundchicagoland.com is a complete list of patches, hours, amenities and … Continue reading

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One Step Closer to Downtown OP’s University of Chicago Medical Center!

  I, for one, cannot be more excited about the plans to bring University of Chicago quality medical care to Orland Park.  I have, for years, traveled to the UC hospital in Hyde Park and various outpatient centers in other … Continue reading

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Lowdown on the TTT (Text Talk Translation)

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So you happen across your kid’s cell phone and happen to browse through the text messages sent and received.  You think you are all slick until, what the…… It is written in some sort of…

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Happy Mother’s Day?

I know I am supposed to smile appreciatively as I receive all of the “Happy Mother’s Day!” greetings this weekend, and I do.  Don’t get me wrong, I love being a Mommy and nothing in the world means more to … Continue reading

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Homemade Shamrock Shakes

I am embarrassed to admit how many shamrock shakes I consume during this time of year.  I can’t help it, I love the things and nothing hits the spot after a busy day like a trip through the drive thru … Continue reading

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Trick or Treating in Orland Park 2013

    Halloween is almost here! Costumes are ready and local kids are super excited about the possibility of bags full of candy. Trick or Treating hours in the village are listed as 2pm through 7pm this year.   Here are … Continue reading

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