Archive for May 2013

Physical Terrorist, I Mean Therapist

No, I am not having a pity party, but I am going to whine for just a wee minute. Physical Therapy HURTS! I have always heard that it does, but foolishly thought that it would feel good, as though the healing work you’re doing actually feels comforting and how wonderful it is to be moving... Read more »

The Chore Chart

Lately all I hear from Cooper is how much he wants something. In April, he received a ton of stuff for Easter and was still asking for more toys a week later. I told him he was not going to get anything new until next month, so on April 30, he was asking me if... Read more »

Swimming with the Fishes

Summer is upon us! If not officially – June 21st holds that honor – then unofficially. Over the next few weeks nearly all of our beloved kids’ activities are wrapping up, including preschool, Spanish, t-ball and dance. Gymnastics is the only one left standing because it goes year round. We are a family that thrives... Read more »
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Watching People

My Dad passed on his love of people watching to me. I remember how we would sit at the mall, eating our cookie or ice cream cones and watch (and comment) on the myriad people passing by. I find it interesting to see what types of people frequent the different places I go. A diner. The... Read more »

13.1 Miles – DONE

13.1 Miles – DONE
Last Sunday, I completed my Half Marathon.  I actually had fun for the first 10 miles.  I was smiling and really enjoying myself.  Then on mile 11, I hit a wall.  Well actually, the sun came out and it was rough for those last miles, but I did it. It was great to have Cooper,... Read more »

Wine in the shower

“I’m bringing a glass of wine into the bathroom” I told my husband. “Sure” he replied knowing full well this wasn’t a sexy proposal; this was just part of parental survival mode. After seven weeks of relatively good napping, Alex decided that the day he turned 8 weeks, daytime sleeping was highly overrated. As any... Read more »
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The Birthday Bash that Wasn't

I haven’t had a big birthday celebration since I turned 20 years old. I was studying abroad in Paris, and my birthday also happened to be the last day of finals. Somehow, my friends and I managed to convince almost everyone in our program to come celebrate at our favorite bar. We had a blast.... Read more »

Garage Sale Weekend!!!

With those three magical words, the Village of Mount Prospect is transformed from a sleepy burb into a bumper-to-bumper, hustling town for an entire weekend. Hundreds (perhaps thousands?) of deal seekers, bargain hunters and rare artifact collectors swarm our town seeking to feed their jones. If you are a fan of these events, it’s awesome.... Read more »

Garage Sale Weekend!

With those three magical words, the Village of Mount Prospect is transformed from a sleepy burb into a bumper-to-bumper, hustling town for an entire weekend. Hundreds (perhaps thousands?) of deal seekers, bargain hunters and rare artifact collectors swarm our town seeking to feed their jones. If you are a fan of these events, it’s awesome.... Read more »
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My Half Marathon Is HERE!!!

This Sunday is my Half Marathon and I am a bit worried. 13.1 miles is a lot for me, although I have trained to the best of my ability and time. There have been so many times along the way that I wanted to quit. So many days that I woke up and did not... Read more »