Posts in category "Twins"

The Lincoln Restaurant is closed

The Lincoln Restaurant is closed
The iconic Lincoln Restaurant in North Center is closing its doors for good today. The diner was a throwback to a different era and I will miss seeing the giant Abe Lincoln head sign as I pass by on north Lincoln Avenue, you know, if someone eventually gets around to taking it down. I first... 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 »

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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The Rules of the Road: A City Mom gets the "RIGHT" of way!

The Rules of the Road: A City Mom gets the "RIGHT" of way!
Like most people, I like being right. I only wish I were better at it. When driving in my car, I especially enjoy having the upper-hand of being right in my road-rage induced one-woman arguments with other drivers and that’s why it’s so cool to have two kids who just finished Driver’s Ed. They validate... 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 »

Hostess Twinkies: Don’t Go!

Hostess Twinkies: Don’t Go!
It’s impossible for me to imagine life without Twinkies! I’m already craving them and I haven’t had one in over a year. (I am not pregnant!) And fruit pies. I’m craving Hostess Cherry fruit pies with that waxy sugar coating. Hostess Please don’t go! The Twinkie is a part of my life! My childhood! My... Read more »
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Halloween Holiday Help. From squirrels? I'll take it.

Halloween Holiday Help. From squirrels? I'll take it.
As a busy mom, I appreciate all the help I can get. Especially around the holidays. And now the beginning of the whole insane Holiday Season seems to start with Halloween. So, imagine my joy at finding a little help carving our pumpkins this year. Pumpkin carving is a serious tradition at our house. A... Read more »

An awful (wonderful) trick for dining out with two-year-olds

My latest post on parenting hindsight, Mountains into Molehills: letters to my rookie mom self, over at Families in the Loop discloses my awful secret: How we managed a late-night formal dinner with twin two-year-olds. It isn’t pretty. Thank you for reading A City Mom! I scream for ice cream. If you scream for ice... Read more »

Embrace the Emergency (of dressing kids for formal occasions)

Embrace the Emergency (of dressing kids for formal occasions)
In the old days when I did back to school shopping for my twin sons, I made sure to include a pair of dress pants, shoes and collared shirts for them. This was to preclude a fashion emergency. You know the type: you have a semi-formal event to attend that requires your kids to wear... Read more »
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A City Mom is in the "Loop"!

Once a month I’m going to be blogging over at that awesome website for Chicago parents, Families in the Loop. Since it’s a site built mostly for parents of young children, my blog there, Mountains into Molehills, will be taking a look back at all my child-rearing worries, stress-outs and screw-ups (and there are many)... Read more »