Posts tagged "Motherhood"

So long

Today I say good bye to our Ay Mama! readers who have been with us on Chicago Now for the last 5 years. Life has gotten very busy with two children and a full time job. I never thought I would say this, but I don’t have the time to write a weekly post and... Read more »

Let me count the ways...

NEWSFLASH! BOYS ARE DIFFERENT FROM GIRLS!! I’ve read a few stories about adults who have a problem with that statement (??!!) but most of us assume this to be true and I’m not here to dispute it. True, I’m a BoyMom and I don’t know a thing about raising Girls. But honey, let me tell... Read more »

Is it ever the right time to become a Mom?

Nina is on vacation this week.  Her friend Alejandra Adán is our guest blogger. She lives in New York City and is the Co-Founder and Program Director of a dual-language preschool on the Upper West Side. Alejandra tackles the big question in today’s post: Is there ever a right time to  become a Mom? This... Read more »


…I need a moment.  I’ve been saying that a lot lately.  A few days ago, when the 12-year-old came home from school sounding like Donald Duck on helium the first thing I told him was, “I need a moment.” I didn’t want to laugh in the boy’s face, so in that moment, I composed myself... Read more »

The MOM Thing

Last Saturday’s blog >WIN, LOSE AND LEARN I’ve been trying to figure out the Meaning Of Motherhood thing ever since I got into this business (circa 1999). Being a MOTHER is one thing. And being a MUTHA, of course, is something else. But the MOM thing… It’s Mind Over Matter before Meeting One’s Maker.  And looking... Read more »

Motherhood and Twitter

I’ve been following a friend on Twitter as she navigates the first weeks of motherhood.  She tweets at all hours because her adorable newborn is up at all hours.  For some reason, I can’t stop reading and many times replying to her tweets.  What’s even more strange is that Erin and I have met in... Read more »


I’m pretty clear that I’m a boy mom. I think boys are cool (and stinky and odd) and a lot less maintenance than girls. My boys are 12 (Genesis) and 9 (Noah) years old.  I think they are cool (and stinky and odd) and beautiful and I can’t wait to see them as men.  But... Read more »

3 Year Old Check Up

Am I the only one who feels like she’s going to a final exam when she takes her toddler to the yearly check up with the pediatrician? He doesn’t make me feel like I’m being tested. (I wish I could say that about the rest of his staff. To find out more click Just tell me... Read more »

My Marathon Journey to Motherhood

I was married at age 23, but did not become a mom until I was 38 years old. It’s not that I did not think about having children, I did.  I thought about it all of the time, but I was afraid.  I was scared to have kids so I just kept putting it off…for about... Read more »

What, Haven't You Ever Seen The Ass of a Pregnant Woman Before?

With those words, I announced to Scott that we were finally going to procreate. I am, and will always be, a class act (at least to my husband, and that is really all that matters). This week of Mothers Day, the ladies of “Ay, Mama!” are dedicating our blogs to different facets of motherhood. I... Read more »