Category Archives: Parenting

Making The Most of It

With all of the running around we do while shuttling the kids to school, sports and the such, we end up spending countless hours in the car.  I have come up with a fun way to make the most of these … Continue reading

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Who was Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.? A Child’s Perspective

My kids are home today and grateful for the day off of school.  I wondered what they knew about the man whose honor we are celebrating today, so I posed the following question to all four of them:

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Snow Much Fun!

I don’t know about the rest of you, but I am super excited about the news of the long-awaited arrival of a real snowfall!  There is just something about the way the snow blankets everything, making even the simplest of backyard … Continue reading

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Rumors Confirmed, Soustek to Take Place of Howell

Many of us have heard the rumblings of a possible change-up at district office, and Orland Park Patch has published an article confirming the rumors. 

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Brownie Swirl Cheesecake

When the weather is dreary and cold like it is now, I love to turn that oven on and bake away.  Yesterday was one of those days when I knew a decadent dessert was in order.  The kids are on … 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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‘Tis The Week Before Christmas

I came across this facebook post that was written by a former District 135 teacher in support of an end to a long overdue contract negotiation process.  Regina Knapp has given me her permission to repost here and said that … 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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Mom, What’s a Blago?

(**I dug this one out due to news of Blago’s sentencing, enjoy!**) On the way back from the grocery store, I was listening to the radio.  My kids were talking amongst themselves when my youngest heard an unfamiliar word and … 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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