Category Archives: Family

Pompei Orland Park Is Open!

I remember summer nights in the mid 90’s when we used to walk out of our apartment on Laflin, through the courtyard and down the street to Pompei on Taylor.  The atmosphere was always welcoming and the food always great.  We would then … Continue reading

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Free at Last, Free at Last

Well, almost.  Tomorrow is the first day of school for Orland Park District 135 students.  That group includes my four darlings, thank you.  Sure, it is a shortened day, but I intend to use it to the fullest. 

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Teacher Requests, Too Intrusive or Justified?

The new school year is approaching fast and soon teacher assignments will be mailed home here in Orland Park. 

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Happy 100th Birthday, Lucy!

Today would have been Lucille Ball’s 100th birthday.  I feel a closeness, almost a kinship when I think of her and her character on the “I Love Lucy” show. 

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Kid’s Day at the Taste of Orland Park

My family always enjoys attending the Taste of Orland Park.  We make sure to get there during their annual Taste of Orland Park Kid’s Day which features all the Taste has to offer plus many free, kid friendly activities to entertain the little … Continue reading

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For Tala

Before meeting the Albakri family, I had never heard of Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA).  It turns out I’m not alone.  Most people are completely unaware of its existance.  The family, joining efforts with the FSMA foundation, are hoping to change that. 

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Mom, I’m Bored

Article first published as Mom, I’m Bored on Technorati. My older kids know better than to say those three words to me. What followed when they did in the past was hours of separating and going through the hundreds of … Continue reading

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For Julie

As a mother, I cannot fathom what it must be like to lose a child.  I hope and pray that no one ever experiences such a loss and am saddened when I hear of those who have.  Orland Park resident Julianne … Continue reading

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Top 5 Reasons to Go to Baby’s Steak and Lemonade in Orland Park

#5    Baby’s has a great selection of freshly made sandwiches, salads and other delicious items.  May I suggest the buffalo chicken pita wrap?  Make sure you wash it down with a refreshing lemonade. 

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Little Red Schoolhouse

When I was a kid growing up in the Chicago area, my mother often took advantage of the free local attractions to keep us entertained throughout the summer.  One of my absolute favorites was (and still is) the Little Red Schoolhouse … Continue reading

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