Dear Jenny, I am a 45-year-old single father of two amazing kids. My son is 7 and my daughter is 13 (going on 17). I have been divorced for a couple of years, and have a generally amicable relationship with my former spouse. Our custody arrangement is 50-50, but they usually end up spending more time with me. My question is about parenting, specifically as it relates to my son.
Roulette, craps and blackjack set the scene at the 8th annual Gaming for Green fundraiser July 11. “Windy City Live’s” Ryan Chiaverini, WMAQ-Channel 5’s Alicia Roman, WLS-Channel 7’s Phil Schwarz, WGN-Channel 9’s Dave Eanet and former Chicago Bulls All-Star Bob Love were in attendance, indulging in Galleria Marchetti’s (825 W. Erie) Italian bites, sipping cocktails from Double Cross vodka and soaking in live music.
Robbie Gould can usually be found on the field with his Chicago Bears teammates, but on July 23, he kicked fundraising for his foundation, the Goulden Touch, into high gear at David Burke’s Primehouse (616 N. Rush). Gould took to the floor to serve guests king crab, bacon-wrapped veal medallions and the steakhouse’s dry-aged rib-eye steak, crafted by executive chef Rick Gresh.
Laugh it up this weekend with Chicago native Jim Belushi. The comedian is back in action Aug. 2-3 with performances at The Fairmont Hotel (200 N. Columbus). LA-based comedian Danny Bevins will also take the stage. For tickets and show information, visit Comedybarchicago.com.
I don’t know what happened in the evolution of moms, but we really did evolve to be able to think critically when debating about how we want to raise our own children. I’ve witnessed many moms who don’t approve of the way other moms raise their children, and I don’t understand why they care. Why would we want every child to have the same childhood? Can you imagine how boring the planet would be when they all become adults?
Why is it so hard for people to accept compliments? We are all guilty of trying to convince someone out of a compliment they just gave us — and it always baffles me when we do it. People have said to me, “Oh, you look so pretty.” After which I quickly reply, “That’s because I have cadaver makeup on.”
When the temperature soars, Chicagoans have long headed to the accessible waters of Lake Geneva, Wis., a mere 70 miles away. Though just 8.6 square miles in size, it boasts major assets that have made it an all-star draw since the late 19th century, when a “who’s who” of Chicago’s elite (think Wrigley, Schwinn, Maytag, Allerton and more) built lakefront estates, helping the charming town earn the moniker the “Newport of the West.”