Archive for April 2013

Hey stupid retail store, Do you have YOUR A City Mom card?

Hey stupid retail store, Do you have YOUR A City Mom card?
“Do you have a CVS card?” “Do you have a Jewel card?” “Do you have your Staples, OfficeMax, Sports Authority, Petco, Petsmart, PetSupplies Plus, Awful Store You Only Get to Once a Year Card?” How about this, annoying retail store: Do you have your A City Mom Card? Your Kim Strickland Card? Why not? You... Read more »

Five types of advice I don't think I have to put up with

Parenting advice from non-parents: It’s like that book, I was a Really Good Mom Before I had Kids. That’s right. You were. And if you were a mom or dad now you would know it’s best to abide by Parenting Rule Number One: No judgement.
Several years ago, I took one of my New Age woo-hoo classes, and as part of our homework we were assigned the task of not giving advice to anyone for two weeks. I had never really noticed how often I’d tried to pipe in with advice or recommendations, even when I probably had no business... Read more »

Sometimes, you need more than a smile. You need an umbrella.

Sometimes, you need more than a smile. You need an umbrella.
If last week’s rainstorms taught me anything, it’s how often we lose things around here. On Saturday I had to buy three umbrellas at Jewel, because we were down to our last one and, naturally, I was worried that if it rained again anytime soon, everyone else in my family would get wet. Our umbrellas... Read more »
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Ten things only Mom can do

Eat Spotted Bananas.
Why is it that no one is capable of eating a banana unless it is pristine? The dirty work of eating spotted bananas falls to you Mom. Thank goodness this mom likes smoothies. (And little do they know, eating spotted bananas gives you super powers!) Which all moms need when...
Please tell me it’s like this at your house. Is there an unwritten list of actions or projects or chores that no one else will do and, if it weren’t for Mom, they wouldn’t get done at all? I’m talking about small, mundane, everyday tasks that, apparently, when other members of the household are confronted... Read more »

Cubs Opening Day! A new beginning for a new season ticket holder

Cubs Opening Day! A new beginning for a new season ticket holder
Today is the Chicago Cubs home opener and I couldn’t be more excited. And that’s not just because it’s not snowing. This marks our first year as Cubs season ticket holders. I know! After over ten-years on the waiting list (when I signed up, back in the ‘90’s, I was, like, number 16,253) we finally... Read more »

Zombies. Enough already

Zombies. Enough already
Last night I watched Game of Thrones for the very first time. I had never seen an entire episode and wanted to find out what all the fuss is about. “Who are those guys?” I asked. “Shhhh” said my son, just like I do when someone interrupts me when I’m watching syndicated reruns of the... Read more »
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