Archive for March 2013

Red is the "Gateway" Hair Color

Little did I know a year-and-a-half ago when I let my daughter get some red highlights in her beautiful dark brown-almost-black hair that “Red is the gateway color.” I mean, I was thinking, Oh a few red highlights. Mostly harmless! A fun, safe way for a teenage girl to express herself, get some cool props... Read more »

A City Mom Defends her Thesis (Well, something like that-her choice to raise kids in the city)

A City Mom Defends her Thesis (Well, something like that-her choice to raise kids in the city)
Last week a lovely graduate student from Virginia Commonwealth University contacted me in regards to her research project on the topic of city moms. I know! She wanted to know why we chose to raise our kids in the city and what a typical day might be like (do I dare tell this young woman... Read more »

When we took away her phone, my daughter showed up

When we took away her phone, my daughter showed up
Two weeks ago, my daughter had her phone privileges revoked. And then a funny thing happened. She showed up. I hadn’t even realized she’d been missing. And that’s the sad truth. Hiding out with her phone in her room or down in the basement while watching TV, sometimes right along with us, busily texting her... Read more »
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Ten reasons you should NOT read this

Ten reasons you should NOT read this
1) It’s just a ploy 2) because somebody told me on the internet that lists are the most popular and get the most traffic and tend to go viral the most often, 3) but mostly negative lists, which is why I put “not” in the title 4) but since you’re here reading anyway, just like... Read more »

It's "Donna Day" at ChicagoNow

It's "Donna Day" at ChicagoNow
Donna was the daughter of one of the bloggers in our ChicagoNow family, Mary Tyler Mom. Donna died at the age of four of pediatric cancer. You can read her heart-breaking story here. But even better, you can donate to the non-profit Mary Tyler Mom created to honor Donna and raise money for pediatric cancer... Read more »