Category Archives: Family

Here We Go ‘Round The District 135 Rumor Mill…

Now that a tentative agreement has been made between the board and the union reps, we now sit back and wait until the January meeting when it becomes official.  Read the press release here.  Many rumors have been flying around about changes in the … Continue reading

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Children First: Rally Brings Together Parents, Citizens and Teachers

Last night over 200 people gathered at the Administration building for a rally before the negotiation meeting took place.  I was there and was immediately impressed with the community togetherness that was displayed by the simple act of standing for … Continue reading

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Full House at District 135 School Board Meeting

You may have noticed the little green signs in many cars in the neighborhood that read “District 135 teachers are working without a contract”.  This prompted me to start asking questions and fueled my inquiries as to why this is … Continue reading

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Thankful for the Little Things

Every year I ask that my children express what they are thankful for on Thanksgiving.  Of course, we are all forever thankful for our families and friends, our health and the world around us.  As I ran around town yesterday and today gathering all … Continue reading

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Who Takes Care of Mommy When She is Sick?

I’ve got a horrible case of Strep throat.  My voice is all but gone and every ounce of energy is drained from my body.  Nevertheless, this does not change the fact that many things still need to be accomplished today. … Continue reading

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Trick or Treating in Orland Park

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.

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My Own Private Island

No, I did not win the lottery. The island I am referring to is purely symbolic. Let me explain…Over 15 years ago, I was a young bride living in the city, preparing for my first ever Thanksgiving dinner party. On … Continue reading

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Cafe Gaston Grand Re-Opening This Wednesday!

Cafe Gaston will be hosting a Grand Re-opening event on Wednedsay, October 26th from 5-7pm!  Besides the obvious reasons to go to Cafe Gaston like spectacular food and amazing service, they are holding a ribbon cutting ceremony and will be … Continue reading

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Kids Eat Free at Francesca’s!

Loyal OP Mom subscriber, Carrie, has clued me in to another local kids eat free option.  Francesca’s, located at 12960 S. LaGrange Rd. in Palos Park, offers a kids eat free discount on Mondays.  One child age 12 an under … Continue reading

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Jayhawks Descend on Marist

Even the rain didn’t deter the marching Jayhawks when they were invited, along with a handful of other area middle schools, to join the Marist marching band for the half-time performance on Friday, September 23rd.

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