Author: Danielle Wilson

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Opinion: Sour sports

I spend a great deal of time judging other parents.  I know it’s wrong but I can’t help myself.  Criticizing their decisions and actions makes me feel better about my own insecurities. My latest...

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Opinion: Car-pool rules essential

I can’t believe at this point in my parenting career that I have to write a whole column on this, but frankly I’m surprised I’ve never covered it before. I’m speaking, obviously, of Car...

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Opinion: The home improvement effect

I’m sitting in my “dining” room amidst what feels like a garage sale. To my right are a dresser from my son’s room and a fake bamboo tree from the front serves-no-purpose-whatsoever room.  To...

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Opinion: Navigating uncharted territory

Of whom am I thinking?  They’re fond of acronyms like NSDA, IHSFA, and NFL, and use words like “interp,” “extemp,” and “sweepstakes.”  They spend their Saturdays participating in events like LD and OO and...

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Opinion: Stop needing me!

Sometimes I just don’t want to be needed.  Maybe it’s this particular week or maybe it’s that I’m still adjusting to the school routine, but I am literally about to shiv the next person...

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Opinion: Laborious resolution

Last week I left you with a cliffhanger … my youngest sister, in labor with her first baby, had just chucked a Dammit Doll at the flat screen. Here’s the drama-infused conclusion, for your...

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Opinion: Labor of love

It’s 3:59 a.m. I’m sitting on the couch in Chicago talking with one of my brothers-in-law while his wife, my youngest sister, is grimacing in pain next to me. She’s in labor with her...

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Opinion: Triathlon? Check

Veni, vidi, vici, people. My first triathlon is in the books, and I am extremely proud to say I finished under my goal time. More importantly, I managed to keep from vomiting throughout the...