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While the kids may be thrilled, mom may be wondering how to keep them busy!  Here are some helpful tips for “boredom busters”: 1. Pull out your sprinkler....

He popped the question.  You said, “YES!”  Congratulations! Welcome to the wonderful world of wedding planning! Where to begin?  The first step is to share your exciting news with...

My nephew graduates from 8th grade this June.  Remember how great it felt to be eighth-graders --  “the big kids on campus?”  Voting for “class clown” or...

She’s your biggest fan and your forever friend!  From skinned knees to broken hearts, she’s always been there through the ups and downs… the laughter and tears. ...

It’s such a delight to see all the little ones in their Easter finest – pretty pastel colors and bright Easter bonnets!  What a refreshing way to...

With record-high temperatures in Chicago this week, everyone headed outdoors to soak up the sunshine!  It’s a refreshing feeling to awake from hibernation, throw open the windows,...

My high school friend’s birthday was last week, and I sent her a gift to celebrate. She emailed me a thank you message, which is, of course,...

To many, St. Patrick’s Day is a festival of green beer and parades. But to those raised in an Irish Catholic household, it means much more. It’s...

Don't you wish you had a personal shopper? How many times have you looked at a party invite and thought, "I have NO idea what to give!" Well, you're...