Category: Blogging

Hi, my name is Kim and I’m a Facebook-a-holic.

Hi, my name is Kim and I’m a Facebook-a-holic.
Hi, my name is Kim and I’m a Facebook-a-holic. Hi Kim. (<<<That would be your line.) In defending my love and addiction to Facebook as part of tonight’s ChicagoNow Blog-a-Palooza challenge (“Write a post passionately defending your guilty pleasure.”) I’m reminded of that old line, the one that goes, I’m not an alcoholic. Alcoholics go... Read more »

Bunnies: This is a Test

Bunnies: This is a Test
Bunnies are so cute! They are soft and cuddly and they have those adorable, long floppy ears and those cute tiny  little bunny noses. Who doesn’t love a bunny? They’re vegetarian. They don’t make noise. Bunnies are just really, really sweet. I love bunnies. That’s right. This is animal testing at its worst. And what... Read more »

Did Facebook's new algorithm make me invisible?

Did Facebook's new algorithm make me invisible?
Facebook’s new algorithm has me feeling like a nobody. The last few times I posted a status update, no one Liked it. No one commented on it. I got crickets. I felt betrayed by all 986 of my closest friends. Usually I get all sorts of Likes and comments. Only rarely, crickets. So, what’s up?... Read more »
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Regret not running the Chicago Marathon? The A City Mom solution

Regret not running the Chicago Marathon? The A City Mom solution
It’s that time of year again, when the marathon is over and you are full of regret because you let another year go by without running it. (Feel free to use the same excuse I used this year: Someone brought back Twinkies.) However, A City Mom believes a better choice than offering excuses is offering solutions!... Read more »

A City Mom does not do advice, so don't read this

A City Mom does not do advice, so don't read this
“Give advice to a person, place or thing.” Oh, God no. Anything but that. Tonight for the first time in history, all the bloggers at ChicagoNow have been given a topic and a deadline. Above is the topic. One hour from now is the deadline. (Insert profanity here.) A City Mom does not do advice.... Read more »

A barbershop is no place for tears: Al's closes its doors for good

A barbershop is no place for tears: Al's closes its doors for good
Al’s Barbershop on Grace Street has closed its doors and I am heartbroken. Al’s was one of my favorite places in this city, and not just because it was mostly always quiet there. Al Soehn and his barbershop represent everything that’s right about Chicago and its neighborhoods. A good man running a good business, beloved... Read more »
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Back when I was doing stand up comedy at The Laugh Factory

Back when I was doing stand up comedy at The Laugh Factory
I am not a stand-up comic, but I played one at the Laugh Factory a couple of weeks ago. No, it wasn’t on a dare and I did not lose a bet. The ChicagoNow bloggers had the run of the place on the night of April 16th and, on a first come first serve basis,... 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 »

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 »
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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 »