Archive for December 2011

Creating Christmas Traditions

Ken and I are doing our best to create holiday traditions and great memories for Cooper and Cole.  Along with all of the amazing holiday places/events to see in Chicago, we have our own traditions at home.  Here are a few of my favorite holiday traditions that I hope become important to Cooper and Cole... Read more »

Why me?

I have loved, birthed, fed, clothed, changed, washed, fed, housed, cheered, fed, disciplined, learned from, instructed, fed, and fed. Yet, I have absolutely no reason to believe that my youngest child is NOT trying to make me crazy. This week: I found a KitKat hidden in the egg carton (there’s only 1 KitKat fiend in... Read more »

Yo Gabba Gabba LIVE!

Yo Gabba Gabba LIVE!
My Previous Blog (Oct 2010) The day after Asher’s birthday party, we took Atia to “Yo Gabba Gabba LIVE” at the Chicago Theatre. If you have or know kids under the age of 5, then you’ve probably already started humming, “Run, run, run. It’s fun, fun, fun. Run, run, run. It’s fun, fun, fun…” If... Read more »
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A House Full of Sickies - Part 2

After spending our Thanksgiving weekend with visits to the doctor’s offices and Urgent Care units for three days straight, we hoped maybe the worst of it was over. Bill had all the medication he needed for his cold, sore neck and pink eye. “L” had been on antibiotic for some days and was pretty much... Read more »

'Tis the Season To Be Jolly

Well, ’tis, ’tisn’t it? Last year, I didn’t really enjoy the whole holiday season. I don’t fully know why. The holidays are not an easy time for many people for myriad reasons. Personally, I was annoyed with the weather- we had tornado sirens going off the on the 1st (c’mon!), then it snowed, got frigid out, snowed and then,... Read more »

The Holidays Are Here!

Christmas is a little over two weeks away and I have a ton of shopping to do, but who cares.  It’s Christmastime and I plan to enjoy it.  I am not going to worry about the to-do lists and all of the stuff I have to accomplish in just 16 days.  It will all get... Read more »
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A Tale of Two Stomachs

What you are about to read is legend passed down from parent to parent. In its most sincere sense – A tale of caution: A pair of tribesboys treks through their jungle rife with soiled loincloths and mysterious artifacts to an illuminated temple housing an iced coffer. It is quite possibly a portal of the... Read more »

Chemo Resumed and a 1st Birthday Celebrated

Chemo Resumed and a 1st Birthday Celebrated
My Previous Post > Toy Drive (Oct 2010) Two and a half weeks later, Atia’s chemo hiatus was finally over. After her third port access in a week, we learned that Atia’s blood counts had recovered, and she was able to resume chemotherapy; however, it wasn’t without collateral damage. First, Atia was a wreck. The... Read more »

Tenth wedding anniversary

I googled “traditional gift for 10th wedding anniversary” and results went from Tin to Diamonds. I got neither and I couldn’t be happier.  We did exchange meaningful gifts but the best present we gave each other was the gift of time. (Cue the gagging reflex) My husband and I went away over night to a... Read more »
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A House Full of Sickies

There are many, many joys in motherhood. Taking care of sick children while you yourself are ill is not one of them.  Let me tell you about our November… It all started innocently enough, with me catching that 24-hour stomach bug that seems to be going around. After two very unpleasant days, I woke up... Read more »