Gapers Block has ceased publication.

Gapers Block published from April 22, 2003 to Jan. 1, 2016. The site will remain up in archive form. Please visit Third Coast Review, a new site by several GB alumni.
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Thursday, September 29

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I have decided that it is time for me to stop writing "Kids Ride Free" for Gapers Block. I want to thank everyone who's read my column, and I hope that you enjoyed what you've read. It has been a pleasure for me, and I am grateful to the fine folks at Gapers Block for giving me the space every two weeks to write about my somewhat mundane life.

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I encourage everyone to have fun with their kids, love them up, and be a force for positive parenting in the city.

Lori Upchurch
Chicago, Illinois

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About the Author(s)

Lori McClernon Upchurch lives on the far Northwest Side in a house that's overflowing with books, kids, pets and too much stuff from the thrift store. She is a proud member of Team Upchurch, a family of multi-talented unschoolers. She can generally be spotted driving around with a bunch of kids, not all of them hers, looking for someplace fun to get out and play.

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