Archive for February 2011

Blogging: Anyone Can Do It

Oh sure. Now anyone can do it. You too can post a blog at ChicagoNow. Way to stomp on my swagger.   Being rather new to the ChicagoNow fold, I’ve been bragging to anyone who’ll listen that my blog has been accepted at ChicagoNow. That’s right, a Chicago Tribune Media Services collection of blogs. I... Read more »

A Suburban Dad's Guest Blog: The Worst Part of Parenting

A Suburban Dad's Guest Blog: The Worst Part of Parenting
By Rick Kaempfer When other men find out that I’m a stay at home dad, I usually see a certain look in their eyes. It’s not exactly pity, but it’s a close relative. I can see the wheels spinning in their heads, wondering how they would do in the same situation. After a few moments... Read more »

A City Mom vs. A Suburban Dad, adding Rick Kaempfer to my blog

As I approach the five-year anniversary of the existence of my A City Mom blog, I think it only fair that I point out, my friend, Rick Kaempfer, started it. (All blame and any angry letters should be directed at him.)  And, in light of this anniversary, I feel it’s only appropriate that I add... Read more »
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City of Chicago Alley Plowing is "Not Policy"

City of Chicago Alley Plowing is "Not Policy"
It seems a lot of city folk are concerned about whether or not the city will plow the alleys. The answer, apparently, is “No.”  It’s not the city’s policy to clear the alleys. We received the following in an email from our Alderman yesterday, Snow Plowing Update. And yet, as I wrote yesterday (Blizzard 2011-Groundhog... Read more »

The Chicago Blizzard of 2011--Groundhog Day Edition

Snow Day! I don’t now who’s more excited about no school today, me or my kids… Okay, I thought YESTERDAY was Groundhog Day. Yes, today is another snow day, and frankly, I’m still happy about it. I don’t have to go to work this week because my Wednesday trip cancelled (Woot!) and I loved that... Read more »

The Chicago Blizzard of 2011--Snow Day!

Snow day! I don’t know who’s more excited about no school today, me or my kids. I think me.  After spending two days running around doing blizzard prep (making sure we had enough food on hand to feed two teenage boys and one twelve-year-old girl who eats like one) today I am looking forward to,... Read more »
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The Chicago Blizzard of 2011--We'll See...

“We haven’t had a blizzard since we’ve been living in this house.” My husband said this on Saturday. Out loud. Days before Snowmaggedon was a glimmer in Tommy Skilling’s eye. Therefore, I lay the blame for our impending snowstorm squarely on his shoulders. Cheryl. Blizzard of ’79 He was heading out to the garage to... Read more »