Posts in category "Christmas"

Liz Phair and Wheat: Baby It's Cold Outside

Liz Phair and Wheat: Baby It's Cold Outside
What the heck is up with this song? It’s everywhere. On every radio station in town. I LOVE it.  I want to OWN it. And yet, that is seemingly impossible. It appears, according to many Google searches, of every shape size and form (Wheat first, Liz first, Baby It’s Cold Outside first), that I am... Read more »

Christmas is Coming

Christmas is Coming
My oldest son, when he hears the phrase, “Christmas is coming,” says it’s like the equivalent of hearing a Neanderthal dragging his un-manicured talons in vicious circles across a pre-historic chalkboard, you know, if there were chalkboards in pre-history. But, have I mentioned in the last fifteen minutes that all three of my children have... Read more »

Blogging is like crack and I need rehab.Maybe.

Blogging is like crack and I need rehab.Maybe.
Three days until Christmas, my daughter’s birthday was this past week and her party is today. My sons’ birthday is coming up in a week. I should be running around with my hair on fire. Instead I’m still in my pajamas writing a blog. I’m addicted to blogging. This is my cry for help. Blogging... Read more »
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It's Christmas Card Time

It's Christmas Card Time
It’s Christmas card time! Which of course explains why I’m sitting here writing this instead of sitting at my dining room table writing out my cards. Don’t get me wrong, sending out my Christmas card is one of my favorite things about the whole holiday season. I love it, especially the part when I can... Read more »

First ChicagoNow Author Night is Tonight!

Like books? Like blogs? Then come on out to the first, of what we hope to be many, ChicagoNow Author Night! It’s tonight at 7pm at the The Book Cellar in Lincoln Square, Chicago. Five ChicagoNow blogger/authors will be reading from their latest books, followed by a Q & A session and book signing. The... Read more »

Like, those Facebook Likes mean a lot

Like, those Facebook Likes mean a lot
For a blogger, getting “Liked” on Facebook or getting Facebook Likes on our page is HUGE. It’s a validation. I can’t speak for others, but I spend some days compulsively checking my A City Mom page like some sort of experimental rat, clicking over and over to see if that Like count has moved up.... Read more »
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'Twas the Night Before Christmas: Should Christmas cookie "sushi" become a tradition?

'Twas the Night Before Christmas: Should Christmas cookie "sushi" become a tradition?
Every Christmas Eve we have our traditions in our family. We go to my mom’s for dinner. On the way home we pick up Dunkin Donuts for Christmas morning breakfast. And when we tuck the kids into bed, we read, The Night Before Christmas by Clement C. Moore. I can’t remember the year we started... Read more »

The Chia Pot: New festive use for that giant bag of Chia seeds you thought would make you run faster

The Chia Pot: New festive use for that giant bag of Chia seeds you thought would make you run faster
Last summer I read a book called Born to Run, by Christopher McDougall. Published in 2009, it’s part, if not most of the reason barefoot running is surging in popularity. Besides being a great read (McDougall is a fantastic, funny and entertaining writer.), it talked about Chia. Yeah, you know, the same stuff the Chia... Read more »

Hanging Christmas lights is an important holiday frustration er, tradition

Hanging Christmas lights is an important holiday frustration er, tradition
The Christmas lights went up at our house this weekend, with a minimum of swearing, I might add, and as we stretched out string after burnt-out string of little white lights, I began to see the wisdom of all those people around us who just pay someone else to do it. But only for a... Read more »
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