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 By Lex Silberberg    Opinion

Calendar Tetris: a game worth playing

Here we are in April again, friends. The temperature is warming up (shhhh, this week doesn't count!), birds are nesting on my front porch and the Silberberg family calendar is... — Updated 4/19/2023

 By Lex Silberberg    Opinion

Snow much for winter!

It might be an unpopular opinion, but I genuinely like snow. I'm not referring to the icy, slushy nonsense we've experienced thus far - I'm talking about that snowman-making,... — Updated 2/22/2023

 By Lex Silberberg    Opinion

Naughty, nice and all in between

I was making dinner a few nights ago when I heard my boys having a serious conversation - or as serious as serious gets for a 4- and 6-year-old. "Hey E," said C, the older one. "Do... — Updated 12/28/2022

 By Lex Silberberg    Opinion

Finding joy in unexpected places

My youngest son emerged from preschool recently sporting a huge grin. It wasn't an uncommon sight at pickup - he loves his school and is a smiley dude in general - but when he... — Updated 11/2/2022

 By Lex Silberberg    Opinion

Getting back in the saddle

Like many kids, I loved horses. They were my favorite thing to draw, my favorite thing to talk about and my favorite thing to collect - in My Little Pony form, of course. I would... — Updated 9/7/2022

 By Lex Silberberg    Opinion

Summertime and livin's ... easy?

It was bound to happen. It does every year. I shudder and deadpan, "Summer is coming," like some bizarro "Game of Thrones" extra. The pages of the calendar turn and suddenly,... — Updated 6/8/2022

 By Lex Silberberg    Opinion

Life is hard, play short

It might be hard to determine from my headshot, but what you see in that photo accounts for a fair amount of my total height. In my youth, I was usually the sign holder in class... — Updated 4/20/2022

 By Lex Silberberg    Opinion

Hinsdale, mi encanto

If you are anything like me - a parent who spends countless hours in the car because your kids have a more robust social calendar than you do - your driving playlist has been one th... — Updated 3/2/2022

 By Lex Silberberg    Opinion

A little more magic, if you please

As I write this article, I'm in the throes of "the most wonderful time of the year." My kitchen island is littered with barely-legible to-do lists, package deliveries are coming in... — Updated 1/5/2022

 By Lex Silberberg    Opinion

Best advice to you? Talk wordy to me

Word nerd. Grammar geek. Vocabulary vigilante. Take your pick. They've all applied to me since, well, forever. As a toddler, my parents regularly found me cuddling Golden Books inst... — Updated 11/10/2021

 By Lex Silberberg    Opinion

That pesky 'just' doesn't bother me

As I'm sure was the case for many, this summer marked my family's maiden voyage from Hinsdale in 18 months. It was our first plane ride, first meal in a restaurant and first time... — Updated 9/15/2021


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