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IP Summer Performing Arts Camp, Grease Cast
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Improv Playhouse Performing Arts Camps are Open for Registration!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Improv Playhouse Performing Arts Camps are Open for Registration!The perfect combination of learning and summer camp fun! * Acting, Musical Theater, Improv … Read more ›

My James, an honorary citizen of Free Time
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The Plate Spinner Chronicles ‚Äď A Foreigner to Free Time

As this week dawned, my family calendar was awash in white space. No scout meetings, no team practices, no work hours for my husband or … Read more ›

Photo by Robert Nilson
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Bobblehead Dad: When a Child Dies

(Join me, please, in remembering and honoring the life of this child. He was taken from his family at far too young an age.) A … Read more ›

From the Author's Personal Photo Library
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Bobblehead Dad: A Mom's Lasting Lesson

Take a close look at this picture. That smiling, beautiful woman is my mom. 49-years old. Fooling around as she often did. This time on … Read more ›

Photo submitted by Round Lake Area Park District.

Guide to Easter events, bunny visits

Parents and kids, get our your Easter baskets and cameras. Here come the annual Easter egg hunts and bunny visits. The following is a list … Read more ›

Photo courtesy of Kids Who Love to cook
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Bobblehead Dad: Kids Who Love to Cook

I'm a closet cooking show fan. I'm also an old softy for kids. So when I recently found out about a webisode cooking show starring … Read more ›

My Mom holding me up. Now it's my turn to help her.
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The Plate Spinner Chronicles ‚Äď Circle of Life

The late arrival of the flu season this year brought with it a reminder that life has a funny way of coming full circle – … Read more ›

Photo Courtesy of David Finch
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Bobblehead Dad: Taking Note

"Wait," David said to me. "You mean you have to stop and think how you're going to react to your kids? It's not instinctive?" David's … Read more ›

The Naperville Municipal Band will perform at 3 p.m. March 4 at Wentz Concert Hall.

Top 10 things to do this weekend

Not a clue what to do this weekend? Check out these suburban events, hand-picked by our editors. The World’s Greatest Marches The Naperville Municipal Band’s … Read more ›

Photo Courtesy of Hidden Valley Salad Dressings
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Bobblehead Dad: Giving School Lunches a Break

School lunches have long been the bane of my existence. For years, my kids have bounced around from being brown-baggers to eating the school-provided hot … Read more ›