For the Love of Reading (Part One)

When my boys were young, they were rambunctious.  I had a difficult time managing their high energy levels as well as my expectations of them.  I had never been tackled-hugged in all my life before having them.  Once they entered my world, tackle-hugs were the norm. Whenever we were home for extended periods, negotiating their

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A Guide to Amazing Conversations

I often wonder, living in a technology obsessed culture the way we do, if the art of conversation is slowly dying out.  To add another layer to the often difficult nature of conversing one-on-one, I also am an introverted writer.  Most times when I am out in the world I find myself struggling to connect

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The Walk and Talk

Ever since we were able to reincorporate dogs back into our home well over three years ago, daily walks are a part of my life.  When I had my first dog, Kisses (may she rest in peace), I walked that dog all over Wrigleyville.  As my family expanded and we moved to the suburbs, my

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Talking it Out

My husband and I were seated side by side.  It was late in the evening and I still hadn’t had the opportunity to talk with him.  He had been traveling recently and I had a whole back-log of events and/or items that I wanted to discuss with him.  We were both tired and the conversation

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