Choosing adoption after an infertility diagnosis

Choosing adoption after an infertility diagnosis
Being broken is hard to swallow. Strange in fact because we have one beautiful child yet having another child naturally just isn’t in the cards for us. That’s the strange phenomenon behind Secondary Infertility. Coming to terms with the fact that your body cannot produce a viable child is emotionally crippling. Knowing that you will... Read more »

What would your annual holiday letter really say?

What would your annual holiday letter really say?
Every year for nearly two decades a friend of mine sends out an annual holiday letter. When the letter was in its first years of production it was all about their married adventures. Just the two of them. All the love and fun two people could have in one year. And their dogs. Then the... Read more »

Christmas trees around ChicagoNowland

TJ Falletti,<a href="http://www.chicagonow.com/chi-town-mommy-mayhem/"> Chi-Town Mommy Mayhem</a>
One of my most treasured memories as a child was helping my mother decorate our family Christmas tree. To this day she still has an incredible collection of ornaments. From family heirlooms to our handmade popsicle stick trees and sequin snowflakes, our tree was never bare and always beautiful. Some years it was artificial and... Read more »
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It's a beautiful day for a same sex marriage!

It's a beautiful day for a same sex marriage!
Tonight is a huge night. Not only because my son and partner get to get all fancy and dress in tuxedos. Not only because my partner gets to witness his wonderful sister get married. Not only because there will be flowers. And beauty. And tears of joy and happiness. Not only because there will be... Read more »

20 Things Moms REALLY Want for Christmas

20 Things Moms REALLY Want for Christmas
It’s that time of year again. Time to get a list together for your significant other and children of things you wish to find under the tree on Christmas morning. Things you pull out of your ass every year because there isn’t anything materialistic that your really want or need. You need other things. Want... Read more »

Veterinary Medicine isn't just about pets

Veterinary Medicine isn't just about pets
I don’t talk a lot about what I do for a living on my blog. Actually I don’t think I ever have. Many of you probably don’t have a clue what I do when I’m not chasing around a two year old. I try to leave work at work. Mainly because when I leave my... Read more »
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5 holidays for the stressed out mom

5 holidays for the stressed out mom
With the holiday season in full force it got me thinking of useful holidays that would ease some stress in our every day lives. Holidays for the stressed out mom. Here are 5 holidays that need to show up on the 2015 calendar: 1) National Bring a Bottle of Wine to Work Day: Not a... Read more »

Holiday traditions may fade but family stays

Holiday traditions may fade but family stays
When I look back at my childhood I see a pattern. A pattern of holiday traditions. Traditions I will always treasure. Traditions that are locked in my memory. Traditions only revisited in photographs. Holiday traditions that have since faded away. I remember Thanksgiving at my grandparent’s home. My father’s parents. Chaos and laughter. My dad’s... Read more »

When are you too old to still be a mean girl?

When are you too old to still be a mean girl?
What is a mean girl? In my opinion, a mean girl is a woman (or sometimes a man) who uses passive aggressive or blatent aggressive tactics or words to shame, humiliate, or hurt other people, with the intention of making themselves look better or never at fault. Mean girl are commonly found in our youth... Read more »
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10 bad habits of mothers

10 bad habits of mothers
We all have them at some point in our journey as mothers. Whether you start very early in your journey, down the road as your children grow, or through the end of time, they are inevitable. Bad habits. Here are 10 bad habits we all have as moms: 1) Worrying: From the time the pregnancy... Read more »