Miss Lori lists places available to children during Chicago Teachers Strike


The Chicago Teachers Union have announced that Chicago teachers are on strike. That means parents of over 400,000 students in Chicago have to make alternative plans for their children Monday. [Read more…]

Miss Lori is preparing her kids and her house to go back to school

I know Summer is ending because all of my favorite Summer TV shows are running their season finales. I can’t deny it any longer, it’s time to go back to school. AHHHHHHHHH! Sure that means shopping for notebooks, pens and paper, but preparing for back to school is not just about buying back to school supplies, there are other things you can do to get yourself and your kids ready for this seasonal transition. Because to be truly ready for the demands of the school year you not only have to have a well packed backpack, but a well packed attitude to boot. I find that to instill a good attitude about the school year my kids require a fresh perspective and a dependable routine. Here are 6 ways that I inspire both. [Read more…]

Miss Lori is thinking outside the clock to find special time with her kids

As the mother of three I know how easy it is to get caught up in the work and responsibilities parenting, and find that the time available to enjoy your kids is whittled down to next to nothing. This is especially true as they get older and have their own social and academic obligations. Time flies. That’s not just a saying, time really has wings, and it flies far away. You can’t stop it, but you can slow it down, one moment at a time, if you just think outside of the clock. [Read more…]

Miss Lori thinks parents should introduce Facebook to their kids

There is a hot discussion taking place on the web all about whether or not Facebook should open it’s platform to children younger than thirteen. As a mother of  a 14, an 11 and a 9 year old I definitely have some skin in this game. I have given this topic a lot of thought and I feel very passionate about my position. You know me, I’m not shy when it comes to voicing my thoughts about children, so here I am in my own words.

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Miss Lori doesn’t have the stomach for the Hunger Games movie

I went to see the movie Hunger Games with my 11 year old last night. She had already seen it with her classmates last week, but she enjoyed it so much that she wanted to see it again, and she wanted too share it with me. (Proud Mommy moment!) [Read more…]