About Janette

Janette is a stay-at-home mom. She's a schedule juggler, boo-boo healing magician, ballet aficionado, wife, artist, coach, fair-weather gardener and mommy taxi driver. Her doctorate in medicine is symptomatic of her infinite love of learning and teaching.

Goin’ Local: Willowbrook Wildlife Center

Note: This is the first in a series called Goin' Local, where we explore what Chicago's Western Suburbs have to offer. We can't [...]

By | June 30th, 2017|0 Comments

Alaskan Cruise with Kids – Part 6, Victoria, BC, Canada and Disembarking in Seattle

Day 6 Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. We literally had just a few evening hours to spend here. And, again, we had nothing planned. [...]

By | June 28th, 2017|0 Comments

Alaskan Cruise with Kids – Part 5, Ketchikan

Day 5 Ketchikan. We found ourselves in Ketchikan on day 5 with nothing planned. So we just decided to see what there was to [...]

By | June 25th, 2017|0 Comments

Alaskan Cruise with Kids – Part 4, Sitka

Day 4 Sitka, Alaska. We pulled into port at about 7:00 am and readied ourselves for a whirlwind tour of Sitka. The thing [...]

By | June 19th, 2017|0 Comments

Alaskan Cruise with Kids – Part 3, Glacier Bay National Park

Day 3 Cruising through Glacier Bay National Park. I have to start this post by stating unequivocally that this day was filled with [...]

By | June 18th, 2017|2 Comments

Alaskan Cruise with Kids – Part 2, Tracy Arm Fjord

Day 2 Juneau, Alaska. In Juneau, we decided to book an excursion on a small boat that traveled up the Tracy Arm Fjord [...]

By | June 16th, 2017|0 Comments

Alaskan Cruise with Kids – Part 1, Embarking in Seattle

Let me first start by saying, if you want a life-changing family Alaskan adventure experience, a cruise is not the way to go. [...]

By | June 14th, 2017|0 Comments

Cumberland Gap and Vicinity

This spring break we decided to head down to Kentucky to spend a few days checking out Cumberland Gap National Historic Park and [...]

By | April 3rd, 2017|0 Comments

Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore – Maple Sugar Time

Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore is part of the National Park System. Being from the Chicago area, I've been visiting the Indiana Dunes since [...]

By | April 3rd, 2017|0 Comments

National Museum of Civil War Medicine

The last Civil War-related stop on our trip was the National Museum of Civil War Medicine in quaint Frederick, MD. Civil War Medicine is of particular interest to me because of my training in medicine, so we scheduled an extra day in our itinerary to be able to visit.

By | December 12th, 2016|0 Comments
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