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

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 the park or your aunt … Read more…

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

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 things to do, places to … Read more…

365. Rearview Mirror

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 that rearview mirror before allowing … Read more…

210. Look Back at a Great Family Vacation

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 highlight of the whole vacation … Read more…

201. Let Your Family Come First

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 and a hug are all … Read more…

140. Come Home from California

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 and I found my ride, … Read more…

49. Have a Baby at Good Shepherd Hospital

49.  Have a Baby at Good Shepherd Hospital

 You may have noticed that I’ve been a little absent over the past week or so here at 365Barrington.com and it’s because of some big news.  My husband and I welcomed our third child on Monday of last week, born right here in Barrington. The baby arrived a full week before my due date and we’re happy to announce that it’s a boy! We named … Read more…

316. Take a Minute to Remember Your Honeymoon

316.  Take a Minute to Remember Your Honeymoon

 Four years ago today, my husband Bill and I were married. Not long after that, we found out we were expecting, moved to Barrington, had our first child, had a second baby and now we’re expecting our third.  It’s easy to forget who you used to be with so many major life changes taking place in such a short time.  Thankfully, wedding anniversaries give you reason to … Read more…