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Taking some time off of work to stay home with family? You may want to be careful how much time you take.

Consider this a public service announcement from A City Mom. If you or someone you know has or is taking time away from the work force, please encourage them to read this Huffington Post Article written by my friend Margie Kruse. A brief excerpt: “It’s a little-known fact: When one leaves the workforce for more than... Read more »

When good puns go bad

When good puns go bad
We have a saying at our house: “If you’re explaining, you’re losing.” So, I stand (actually sit) before you now, the world’s biggest loser, trying to explain what I think are three of the funniest things I ever said but that no one actually “got.” Well, one person got one of them. Just… let me... Read more »

Cross Words for Will Shortz

Cross Words for Will Shortz
Recently, in an attempt to better myself, stave off Alzheimer’s and add to my gray hairs, I decided I would try to get better at doing The New York Times crossword puzzle. I know! I’ve been tackling the Chicago Tribune and USA Today puzzles for years and had become rather good at them. Why not... Read more »
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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 »

Diana Nyad completes historic swim: a lesson in never giving up

Diana Nyad completed her historic swim from Cuba to Florida on her fifth attempt at the age of 64, and who can claim to not be inspired by that? But, what I want to know is, as a US citizen, how the heck did Diana Nyad get into Cuba five times? Okay, just kidding about... Read more »

A non-engineers approach to home repair

Last weekend the husband complained that the job jar was overflowing with jobs that “only Jeff could do.” Well, that’ll teach him. Because in order to help him out, I took it upon myself to do a Jeff job: fix the kitchen drawer that wouldn’t close and had been hanging open in the middle of... Read more »
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New Year’s Resolution Time 2013

New Year’s Resolution Time 2013
Once again, it’s that most wonderful time of year, when I sit down at my computer and brainstorm creative and exciting new New Year’s Resolutions for my friends and family. However, last year, as in all the years past, I have had limited success in getting my friends and family on board with this program.... Read more »

What you can do about the Sandy Hook school shooting

When I came home on Friday afternoon and saw my sons’ giant gym shoes in a pile in the hall and my daughter’s fake fur trimmed jacket on the coat tree, I burst into tears. My children were home. I tracked them down—each of them holed-up in their respective bedrooms, hovering over their electronic devices—and... Read more »

Twinkie Thief? Yes. Yes I am.

The Twinkies were there at the party. Just sitting there, right on the table, out in the open. For anyone to take. Less than a week after I wrote this post, Hostess Twinkies don’t go! I couldn’t believe my eyes. Were these people crazy? Twinkies were selling for like, a million dollars each on eBay and... Read more »
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When men talk turkey

When men talk turkey
This Thanksgiving season it seems I’m on the receiving end of an inordinate amount of advice on how to cook the turkey, and most of this advice is coming from men, most of whom have never even tasted my Thanksgiving turkey. My husband started it. He happened to be listening to the radio and some... Read more »