Archive for May 2015

What my tomorrow looks like

Tomorrow is always just a breath away, but I know what my tomorrow looks like. I get to sleep in tomorrow. Blissful, restful sleep with no alarm clock to scream at me, “GET UP! GET UP!” Tomorrow is filled with food I can eat, but don’t have to cook. It will be very easy for... Read more »

I like the NFL's new rule about extra-point kicks

I like the NFL’s new rule about the point-after-touchdown procedures. After a congenial tweet session with the ChicagoNow community manager, Jimmy Greenfield (@jcgreenx) last night, I decided to write about football while watching the Chicago Blackhawks play the Anaheim Ducks in an NHL conference finals playoff game. First, if you haven’t read the new rule,... Read more »

Trichotillomania: More reasons why a great stylist is so important

Trichotillomania: More reasons why a great stylist is so important
Yesterday, a rainy, dreary Saturday, I found another reason why a great stylist is so important in helping my oldest walk through life with trichotillomania (trich for short). According to the Mayo Clinic: Trichotillomania (trik-o-til-o-MAY-nee-uh) is a disorder that involves recurrent, irresistible urges to pull out hair from your scalp, eyebrows or other areas of... Read more »
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Trichotillomania: My girl's artwork made the middle school art show

Her early work - a wolf in the desert
I’ve been telling my oldest’s story for about 18 months. She is nearly 13 years old, and because of an impulse control disorder called trichotillomania, she has pulled out most of her hair. Instilling confidence in her, in spite of the trich, takes effort from me and all the important people in her life. So,... Read more »

Why I won't be at your home party demonstration

You know what I’m talking about…that dreaded “invitation” to a home party demonstration. It used to be just Tupperware, Mary Kay Cosmetics and Avon, then along came Celebrating Home, Party Lite and Pampered Chef. Now, there’s Thirty-One, Origami Owl, lingerie, jewelry and naughty “adults only” parties in addition to all those others. Sorry ladies, but... Read more »