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The Plate Spinner Chronicles – The Winds of Change

Four years ago, I posted my first column on TribLocal, inviting you to follow my adventures as a working parent. With each submission, I’ve shared … Read more ›

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Bobblehead Dad: We Can Save 1.7 Million Children

I recently took my teenage son to the pediatrician for an annual check-up. Driving to the doctor’s office, my son asked, “Do I have to … Read more ›

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Plainfield Park District to host Mother/Daughter Pretend Sleepover May 18

The Plainfield Park District will host a Mother/Daughter Pretend Sleepover (program #36405A1) on Friday, May 18 from 6 to 8 p.m. The event for girls … Read more ›

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Y Dance Ensemble to Host Auditions on May 19

The hunt is on for talented young dancers to join the C.W. Avery Family YMCA’s Dance Ensemble. The Y Dance Ensemble will hold auditions from … Read more ›

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Northern Illinois University brings Financial Cents to Naperville

Student-run Financial Cents to provide Money Smart Week financial literacy program at NIU-Naperville April 26 DEKALB — Northern Illinois University-Naperville will host the NIU Financial … Read more ›

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2012 Scholarship Contest

The deadline for submitting essays is Friday, April 20, 2012. The contest is open to all students, including those that are home schooled, who will … Read more ›

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The Price of Prom

Ka-ching! It's prom time! Having now safely navigated two of my three kids through this rite of passage, I can honestly say I'm enjoying a … Read more ›

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C.W. Avery Family Y to Celebrate Healthy Kids Day April 28

The C.W. Avery Family YMCA will celebrate Healthy Kids Day® with a free community open house from 9 a.m.-noon on Saturday, April 28, at its … Read more ›

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Y Dance Ensemble to Host Spring Recital April 13

The C.W. Avery Family Y Dance Ensemble will present its spring recital, Dance Continuum, Exploring Movement through Space and Time, at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, … Read more ›

The Cafe N Play play area and coffee shop
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Cafe N Play, a kid-friendly coffee shop is opening on April 16, 2012 in Naperville

On Monday, April 16, 2012, Cafe N Play ( is scheduled to open its doors on 1767 West Ogden Avenue in Naperville, Illinois. Cafe N … Read more ›