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  • Theory: Fighting fear

    When babies are born, they seem so fragile and defenseless, dependent on others for their every need. Although they rely on their caretakers, they are ...
    July 31, 2015 - 4:24 pm
  • Learning to Grow: Growing bountiful bouquets

    One of my favorite things about being a gardener is the fact that I can step out my back door, and in a few snips, have an armful of fresh blooms to b ...
    July 31, 2015 - 4:22 pm
  • Guinness, Gaelic fun on tap for Fox Valley Irish Fest

    AURORA – In September, the Irish diaspora can converge at RiverEdge Park for a celebration of all things Irish. The Fox Valley Irish Fest will take pl ...
    July 28, 2015 - 2:42 pm
  • Learning to Grow: Spend a bit of time to keep landscape looking its best

    Summer is finally starting to heat up. Instead of heading inside, spend a little time doing preventative maintenance to keep your landscape looking it ...
    July 24, 2015 - 5:20 pm
  • Tales From the Motherhood: Turning the corner into adolescence – brace yourself

    You know how it dawned on you about two or three weeks into each of your kids’ lives that you’d gotten the hang of things, had them figured out, and u ...
    July 24, 2015 - 5:13 pm
  • Learning to Grow: Uncommon nepetas for your garden

    Nepetas are mainstays of many Kane County gardens. The reasons are clear:  A long blooming season, starting in late spring and continuing well into la ...
    July 17, 2015 - 11:27 pm
  • Tales From the Motherhood: Breathing room

    I have a hunch that when I was a young mom I imagined things would get easier, the older my children got. You know, those fall-and-split-their-chins-o ...
    July 17, 2015 - 5:32 pm
  • Learning to Grow: Hot and humid summer days bring on powdery mildew

    Do you recall noticing white powdery patches on the leaves of your squash plants, zinnias or maybe your beautiful lilac shrub last summer? If so, you ...
    July 10, 2015 - 4:58 pm
  • Tales from the Motherhood: Savoring summer moments in Michigan

    A funny thing happened on our trip to Michigan last week. Noah had an upcoming powerlifting meet t ...
    July 10, 2015 - 4:54 pm