Archive for January 2011

If Life is a Bowl of Acai Berries, Why Am I Doing Crunches on the Floor?

  A while back my friend (at least I thought he was my friend), Rick, sends me this link on Facebook, to help me take off the weight I put on over the holidays. I mean, ouch, right? (Rick later claimed a “virus” made him do it.) And I clicked on the link. Not only... Read more »

Life too Tranquil? Consider Adoption!

It’s hard to believe my daughter has been here for nearly two years. It feels like she’s been a part of our lives forever.  We found Tanya via the Bridge of Hope program, sponsored in the Chicago area by St. Mary’s Services in Arlington Heights. Bridge of Hope is designed to get older Russian children... Read more »

My Mornen is Like This

My husband is an intelligent man. But lately, he’s been doing something that’s not so smart.  He’s been messing with my morning coffee. Mama Bird For me that first cup in the morning is like a religious experience.  Most days, the smell of it brewing downstairs is the only thing that gets me out of... Read more »

Tooth (Fairy) for Tea

I’m sick.  But if you’re a regular reader of A City Mom, then you already knew that.  Today, however, I don’t mean sick in the sense that I have a bad sense of humor, but sick in the sense that the inside of my skull feels like a cement mixer. I have a really bad... Read more »

Battery Anxiety

Battery Anxiety.  I may be suffering from it and I didn’t even know it. In fact, you may be suffering from it, too. Recently, Jeff Bezos, the founder and CEO of, mentioned this affliction in a recent press release about the Kindle. Third-Generation Kindle Now the Bestselling Product of All Time on Amazon Worldwide... Read more »