Outdoor family travel Episode #5 – Even the hangry tantrums will become fond memories after a while.

Ah, school has been out for what feels like centuries and the day you’ve been planning for has finally arrived.  Time to hit the road for some family time! Let’s continue to be honest with each other.  This is no time for sugar coating the truth.  With expectations sky high, there are bound to be […]

Ice Ice Baby

“I don’t care what they’re going to say. Let the storm rage on. The cold never bothered me anyway.” – Elsa I might have to disagree with Elsa, but the Mother Nature sure can paint a gorgeous landscape challenging the way you look at the world around you. Here is a view from the Lakefront path […]

What’s your magic?

“Magic is believing in yourself, if you can do that, you can make anything happen.” ― Johann Wolfgang von Goethe You were born to stand out. I recently returned from a Women on Fire retreat in Miami Beach, Florida. The theme was Time to make your magic happen. 140 of the most incredible women gathered to to […]

Bless this house

How does one say goodbye to your childhood home? After over forty-three years, our cream-colored brick ranch in the western suburbs of Chicago will no longer be ours. Over the last two and a half years we have spent countless hours first preparing it for my father to return after his stroke. Sadly, that wasn’t […]