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Girl Scout Night at Chicago Sky Invites Alumnae to Honor 100th Anniversary and Pay Tribute to Title IX

This year marks the 100th anniversary of Girl Scouts of the USA and the 40th anniversary of Title IX. To honor these milestones, Girl Scouts … Read more ›

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Bobblehead Dad: Be a Better Dad Today

Not a day goes by that I don't get to hang out with a dad who inspires me. Yesterday, I was able to spend some … Read more ›

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Tempel Lipizzans Leap into 2012!

After a hiatus in 2011 to focus on training, Tempel Farms is launching a series of performances featuring the internationally-recognized Lipizzan Stallions. The season kicks … Read more ›

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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 ›

Megan Walsh and Mike Bracki, of Warrenville, take a stroll in downtown Geneva last week. They were among six couples attending a relationship-strengthening class called Couples University recently. (Chris Sweda, Chicago Tribune / April 12, 2012)

Couples University: New workshop helps couples of all types make their relationships stronger

Two couples came together recently with one common goal: to learn what it takes to make love last. Megan Walsh, 35, is a licensed counselor … 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 ›

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 ›

The Nature Buddies Program at Green Earth Institute - Hands-On Encounters with Nature
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Naperville's Green Earth Institute Offers Summer Programs on the Farm

Registration is now underway for the Green Earth Institute’s summer youth education programs at its organic vegetable farm in Naperville. Under the heading "Nature on … Read more ›

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What Losing a Doctor Costs

When the redbuds and the lilacs bloom, I’m always reminded of being pregnant. Very pregnant. Both my boys were due in early May and both … Read more ›