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10 Quick Lessons I Learned While Running My Own Company

For the last 15 years, I’ve been on this crazy journey of owning my own business. And one of the questions I get most often since announcing the closure of that business is “What did I learn?". It seems like every time I answer I give a different response, so I decided to give …
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How to Choose the Perfect Nanny

Hiring a nanny can be an absolutely terrifying experience. I was more scared about hiring a nanny and the role that person was going to play in our lives than I was about giving birth. But, I knew that having my own business and the time it took to run it meant finding someone to be with Zelda …
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The End of an Era

As some of you may know, I’ve made the decision to end the journey that I’ve been on since age 22. For those of you who don’t, I’m closing down my business, eDrop-Off. To say the decision is bittersweet is an understatement, but it truly feels like the right thing to …
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Zelda’s Style Diary: Fur Boots, The Princess Phase & More!

It appears everyone loves Zelda’s outfit round ups and I’m so glad because I love them too! This is going to be a regular installment on the site. I will share tips on why we put pieces together, what makes us choose them, where I get them and where the good deals are. I want to share all my secrets …
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Zelda’s Style Diary

Zelda’s style and personality are evolving every single day. Each morning, she can’t wait to pick out her clothes and loves helping select new pieces when we are shopping. Girl definitely has an opinion! While her style eye can be very toddler sometimes, overall her fashion sense is on point. I love watching her put things together – it’s all part …
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The Ultimate Guide to Chicago’s Greektown

In a fast paced world that is always changing, Spiro and I think it's important for Zelda have a strong understanding of her heritage. Many adults don't have a good grasp on where they came from, so we decided it was something we wanted to introduce Zelda to at a young age. Learning about your family and where you came …
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Fall Fest, Washed Ashore & Music Class!

Last weekend Zelda and I had every intention of getting out and hitting up Expo Chicago, but we were both too beat from the week! Instead we had a much needed lazy weekend with a few trips to the park (and a few cake pop excursions!). We'll be there next year, but this weekend I'm …
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Back to School: Preschool Pressure

It’s back to school season and I have felt more pressure around parenting over the last few months than I have since Zelda was born. The general perception is that if you aren’t sending your child to preschool something must be wrong. Preschool is the new kindergarten and Zelda was one of the only children among her peers that didn’t …
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What to Do This Weekend: Free Museum Admission, Fall Cooking Classes & More!

We have been traveling to Wisconsin a lot lately to embrace new adventures (with varying outcomes) but this weekend we're going to take it easy in the Chi. Once this weekend ends, I feel like we all need to accept that fall is coming, but don't worry! There are plenty of ways to have a last hurrah and …
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Field Market Days, Ballet Story Time, Sunflower Farms & More!

This has been a wild week because Zelda and I have been going nonstop. We watched the eclipse at the planetarium, took a mini road trip to Wisconsin and have been playing dress up constantly! This weekend we have family in town so we won't be slowing down anytime soon. What do you have planned for the weekend?
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