Thursday, April 15, 2010

Me in the April issue of Chicago Parent (x3)


I wrote 3 stories for this month's Chicago Parent.

First, I wrote about practical tips for raising a lefty. My Dad was a lefty. I am a lefty. Brendan is also left-handed. My Dad always made me feel like being left-handed was special. I am working hard to send my Brendan that same lefty propagandist messages. I thought I would start by writing this story in his (and my Dad's) honor.

I also wrote a piece about the online interactive resources offered by many Chicago-area museums. Can't make it to the Art Institute with the kiddos this month? Check out the site Curious Corner where kids can still have a hands-on learning experience.

And for my craft column, we made spring greeting cards that you can plant. We embedded wildflower seeds into paper note cards. The recipient can plant the card and watch the seeds grow. Perfect for Mother's Day gifts, don't you think?

6 comments:

Laurie said...

My little man (2.5) seems to be a lefty, too. My dad is the only one in the family who is also. Hubs seems to think that if we can get him to be a pitcher, this will rake in big scholarship bucks!

katie said...

It warms my heart that your dad made you feel special for being a lefty. My dad did the same. I've gone my whole life thinking that lefties are, in fact, special because of that. Teague is looking like he's going to be a lefty too. The article was helpful for me and well written :)

Bethany said...

Great articles, Caitlin- really like the seed card idea!!

Megan Murray Elsener said...

I was always jealous that you were a lefty like Dad :)

Nicki said...

Cool! I read Chicago Parent regularly, and I saw all of those articles! Congratulations! :)

Caitlin Murray Giles said...

So glad to hear that people like the story about little lefties -- it is a personal favorite as well!