Posts tagged " Around Town"

NATO summit & the city kid

Amelia made her stage debut "helping" me with the reading of "A Very Quiet Cricket" during a book drive benefiting Open Books. After that, we watched "A Bear, A Moon and A Caterpillar". Great show for toddlers who love Eric Carle books. At Victory Gardens Biograph through May 27th.
“After tomorrow the NATO ends and we can all go back to our places. We can all be happy.” Amelia, 4 yrs old This is what  my daughter told me at bed time last night after three days of seeing her life inconvenienced by the NATO summit taking place in Chicago.  We live in the neighborhood... Read more »

Tell them what you want

My policy about gifts is the one my mother practices until this day: “Tell him what you want, leave no room for disappointing surprises.” Notice I said him, that’s because most of the time, my mother used that strategy with my father. She was all for surprises at the beginning of their relationship. They were... Read more »

No children allowed

We are the kind of parents that did not take our daughter to a restaurant, even one that would be considered child friendly with the crayons and kid’s menu, during her terrible two’s. We couldn’t handle the stress of keeping her in check and didn’t think it was fair to impose her behavior upon other... Read more »

Bath time fears

One of the hardest parts of motherhood (for me anyway) is the constant change. The baby sleeps through the night for a week. You think you have reached that milestone. You are done waking up in the middle of the night. You have reached REM for 5 consecutive days…BAM, you are awaken again by your... Read more »

I'm Moonlighting

Hi Ay Mama! friends, I wanted to share some exciting news. I’ve been moonlighting and you’ll all get to see it tonight. It’s a new show called The Chicago Stand Up Project. I guarantee that it will make you laugh. That’s tonight at 8PM(CST) on WTTW Channel 11 in Chicago. We need all the support and... Read more »

Mother's Day Week

Ay Mama! is celebrating Mother’s Day for a whole week. Yes people, we deserve that and a lot more. Our wonderful mommy bloggers will write Mother’s Day related entries all the way through Sunday. Enjoy! Believe it or not this is not an easy entry for me to write. I get all teary eyed when... Read more »

Huge consignment sale for all things baby and kids

Just did an Around Town segment about  Brand Name Consignments, a huge warehouse sale for all things baby. Two sisters came up with the idea. They’ll sell all the lightly used stuff you have from  your kids and you’ll get up to 70 percent of the profits. The sale happens three times a year and... Read more »

Trading spaces

It’s 6AM on Sunday and I’m waiting for the frame place to open. We are picking up the last piece to complete what my husband has entitled our own version of Trading Spaces. Except we are doing this ourselves, there is not another couple in this race against the clock to redecorate our apartment because they think... Read more »

Concerned parents want to know

It has been a concern of mine since Amelia and I have been paying attention to children’s television.  Elmo has their picture on his wall but rarely mentions them.  Max and Ruby have a family portrait, but they clearly live alone.  Even Handy Manny only has an Abuelito. And like any good single Latino working man, he should at... Read more »

A soccer update

So how is toddler soccer going? It’s been three weeks. Take a look for yourself. I just want to know how much longer do we have to keep taking her to this? I know I can’t let her get her way all the time and that she has to learn to stick it out, but,... Read more »