313. Things You’re Thankful For Photo Contest for $100 Prize

 A new month and a major change for our family have inspired a new contest here at 365Barrington.com.  For the month of November, we’re inviting you to enter our #365BThankful Photo Contest by sharing a picture of someone, someplace or something you’re thankful for.  It could be your pet, it could be your people or perhaps it’s long walks through ... Read more...

365. Another Year, Another 365 Posts & a Fresh Start for 2014

 We made it to the last day of 2013 and post #365 here at 365Barrington.com. It’s our third year’s worth of 365 posts before we start again from scratch, rolling the odometer back for another post #1 through #365 in 2014. I can’t believe we’re about to do it all over again ;)! THANK YOU for keeping us going this ... Read more...

194. Three Surprises During Our Family Road Trip to Maine

 I recently shared that I’d be taking a short break from writing posts here, with the Barrington Area Library running the show at 365Barrington.com in my absence.  Well, after eleven days and thousands of miles on the road, we finally parked our car back at home here in Barrington Monday night.  My husband and I took our three kids on ... Read more...

59. Feeling Thankful on 365Barrington.com’s 3rd Birthday

 We’re celebrating a milestone at 365Barrington.com.  Today officially marks the third birthday of this website, which started as sort of an April Fool’s Day experiment in 2010. Three years later, we are sincerely grateful that you have stuck around for the stories we’ve shared. Since our very first post on April Fools Day, 2010, we’ve published about 800 stories about ... Read more...

365. Rearview Mirror

 At the end of each year, we spend a lot of time looking ahead and setting goals for what we hope to accomplish over the next twelve months.  For me, the process of making resolutions often overshadows the opportunity to review lessons learned during the year that was.  This time, I’m lingering a little and taking one last look in ... Read more...

210. Look Back at a Great Family Vacation

 You may have noticed that I took a break from publishing stories here at 365Barrington.com for about a week.  It’s because I escaped to Frankfort, Michigan with my entire family to refresh, refuel and remember how it feels to stop working and spend time with the people you love.  There were seven kids under six-years-old on this getaway and the ... Read more...

201. Let Your Family Come First

 Our son Tommy gets his exercise speed crawling toward me as I race to clean dishes, make dinner or answer emails. I’ll admit, I’m pretty good at dodging those little hands to keep on course. When I pick him up and give him some of my attention, he puts his head on my shoulder and keeps it there. A pause ... Read more...

157. Brush Up on Poison Safety After Brake Fluid Scare

 I woke up feeling incredibly fortunate this morning after a dose of drama and a trip to Good Shepherd Hospital’s Emergency Room last night.  It all started while I was sending a quick email in my house late yesterday as my young kids played in the back yard. My 2-year-old son, Billy, appeared at my side with bubbles in his ... Read more...

151. Barrington Women Share Mother’s Day Mom Advice

 Today is my fourth Mother’s Day celebrating the holiday as a mom. I have three children, age three and under, and the one thing I know for sure is that I have A LOT to learn about raising kids.  How I wish there were a manual with all the answers and the best way to react when your 3-year-old daughter ... Read more...

140. Come Home from California

 Dorothy was right when she said “There’s no place like home”, but nothing beats a long awaited vacation. I hopped on a plane last Friday ALL ALONE with no husband, no kids and three days of complete freedom ahead. I was nervous to leave my three wee ones behind.  But worries faded when the wheels touched down in San Francisco ... Read more...

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