Jennifer Zelazny

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Return to Myrtle Beach

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Each spring break for almost as long as I could remember – my parents packed up us kids and made the drive to Myrtle Beach, SC for what was always an awesome week. Sure – we had that one day at the mall, but everything else was awesome. The beach, the arcade, the mini-golf, and the search for the perfect souvenir. Read more

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Rick Bayless' Garden Tour

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Last night we went on the Rick Bayless’ Garden Tour and it was a fantastic experience. I have a garden in our backyard as well as just started a community garden at my son’s school this past spring and learned so much from the tour! The head gardener took us through the garden, talked about harvesting, grouping plants, composting, and what/how the restaurants use everything. If you have any interest in gardening – check out this tour! Here are some photos from the tour last night: Read more

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Out of Order: The Amish

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I have to admit – I got sucked into watching the show “Out of Order: The Amish“. I will also admit I have always been fascinated by the Amish. Until watching this show – I had nothing but the utmost respect for them. Hardworking, community oriented, etc. While I still appreciate and respect them – I have to say this show has really highlighted some things I have not thought too much about (what it actually means to be shunned, the consequences of being shunned, their religious beliefs/teachings). While I am trying to keep everything in perspective – it just... Read More » Read more

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The Delicate Balance of Parenting

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I love my kids more than I ever thought possible. Once and awhile everything fits together nicely and you feel like you everything is in balance. Most days however there is a constant multi-dimensional game of tug of war going on with both parents over how to do x, y, and z with the kids. Read more

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World Trade Center Must Read

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I have been following the World Trade Center area since the horrific events unfolded just short of 10 years ago. If you are curious about the reconstruction of 1 World Trade Center – take a look at this great illustration/timeline: http://www.bspcn.com/2011/08/28/world-trade-center-reborn/. Read more

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My Kind of Town

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A few weeks ago A and I went on a special tour of Chicago given by Geoffrey Baer. If you are from this area – you know him from the WTTW tours of the city/suburbs. The weather was iffy – and we ended up driving home through tornadic conditions, but we had a great time. Check out the photos for a special tour of the city. Read more