Archive for June 2014

6 things only perimenopausal women will understand

Gentlemen, I am giving you fair warning…click away from this post now if you do not want TMI. OK, ladies, this is for those of use who know that these are 6 things only perimenopausal women will understand: 1. Our emotions are totally messed up. We used to cry over sad movies like Ghost… Now we cry... Read more »

My love letter to chocolate - you make life so much better

My love letter to chocolate - you make life so much better
Dear Chocolate, How do I love thee? Let me count the ways… You are the sweetest part of my life. You make me happy in so many ways! Here are some of the many ways you make life so much better: Chocolate, you… …are sweet. …are luscious. …melt in my mouth like nothing else in... Read more »

Why for this mom, a vacation is not always a vacation

Why for this mom, a vacation is not always a vacation
I love to travel. I love going on vacation. My love for seeing new places and experiencing new things was instilled in me by my mom; she loved to travel. However, sometimes, for this mom (me), a vacation is not always a vacation. Why? Because, when we go on vacation, we never leave the house... Read more »
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For my readers: Why do you read this blog?

For my readers: Why do you read this blog?
One of the coolest parts of writing a blog is having Google Analytics analyze how many people read it and what city those people live in. Many of my readers are from countries other than the United States. So for my readers, especially the ones in places far away like India, the Philippines and Australia... Read more »

Q&A with ChicagoNow Blogger Bill Mayeroff: the "ones" that matter

Q&A with ChicagoNow Blogger Bill Mayeroff: the "ones" that matter
As a group, the ChicagoNow bloggers were given the optional project of getting to know another ChicagoNow blogger via a Q& A session. I was randomly (or not so randomly) assigned Bill Mayeroff – Where the Beer and Whiskey Flow; he’s a single guy who is intelligent, witty, loves a good beer, and enjoys being... Read more »

A letter to my dad for Father's Day

A letter to my dad for Father's Day
Since I wrote a blog post on Mother’s Day, I thought I should also do something for Father’s Day. I am writing this blog post to honor my dad for Father’s Day, 2014. I hope you find a way to honor your dad this year, too. Dear Dad, I’ve never been great about sending cards,... Read more »
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My dislike for being in the ocean just reached new depths

My dislike for being in the ocean just reached new depths
I like walking on the beach with my feet barely covered by the waves splashing in and out. I do not like putting any more of me than that in the ocean. I don’t like to swim in the ocean, I don’t like to kayak in the ocean, and I don’t even like being on... Read more »

Do you listen to your "little voice"?

Do you listen to your "little voice"?
You know the little voice I’m talking about, right? It’s that “gut instinct”, that “maternal instinct”; for me, it’s the Holy Spirit attempting to guide me down a safe path, while I wander off, or push and shove my way past Him. As a Bible-believing, born-again, pentecostal, charismatic Christian, I believe that people can be... Read more »