Archive for May 2014

Elvis Lives!

Elvis Lives!
I remember the day like it was yesterday. August 16, 1977. The day the King of Rock and Roll died. Elvis. Elvis Presley. I was four years old. I know what you are thinking. How in the world does a four year old remember that? How in the world does a 41 year old have... Read more »

Making Daycare Drop Off Easier-The Next Olympic Sport

Making Daycare Drop Off Easier-The Next Olympic Sport
I’m tired. I’m stressed. I’m wound up like a top. And it’s only 7:00am. In 20 minutes hell begins. Daycare Drop Off. It’s day 7 at my son’s new school. What we thought was going to be this great experience for him has backfired like a bad played joke. Well, at least the drop off... Read more »

Hey Michelle Duggar, Your Uterus is Not a Clown Car

Hey Michelle Duggar, Your Uterus is Not a Clown Car
The other night I read an article that was posted to a friend’s Facebook page about how Michelle Duggar is hoping to try for baby #20. 20. Twenty. T-W-E-N-T-Y. One of the responses to her post made me laugh out loud. “Someone needs to tell her a vagina is not a clown car”. Or the... Read more »
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10 Things PMS and Toddlers Have in Common

10 Things PMS and Toddlers Have in Common
As I’ve gotten older my PMS has worsened. Ever since I gave birth to my son,  it has turned monstrous. Horrible. Hormones. I know my partner just loves dealing with me. It’s hard. About as hard as dealing with our toddler. A 40 something toddler and an actual toddler. Is there much of a difference?... Read more »

National Dog Bite Prevention Week-Keeping Our Children Safe

National Dog Bite Prevention Week-Keeping Our Children Safe
National Dog Bite Prevention Week takes place during the third full week of May each year, and focuses on educating people about preventing dog bites. According to the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), “with an estimated population of 70 million dogs living in U.S. households, millions of people, most of them children, are bitten by... Read more »

Go Ahead, Be a Douche Bag But Leave Your Kids Out of It

Go Ahead, Be a Douche Bag But Leave Your Kids Out of It
My sister has overcome some pretty big obstacles over the past few years. Mainly, getting out of a shitty marriage to an equally shitty person. She has two beautiful children as her only saving grace. Otherwise, her once good memories are clouded with the person her ex has become since their separation and subsequent divorce.... Read more »
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Letter to a New Mom: Take Care of Yourself

Letter to a New Mom: Take Care of Yourself
ChicagoNow bloggers have teamed up to write letters to new moms in honor of Mother’s Day. You can read all of their incredible posts here. Dear New Mom: Boy these past couple of weeks have been exciting! From labor and delivery to arriving home with your new bundle of joy, you’ve barely had a chance... Read more »

Children...The Ultimate Karma

Children...The Ultimate Karma
Recently I had an awkward moment with a patron in a restaurant. You know that moment when your kid is having a meltdown and you look up and some asshole is shaking his head at you and mumbling to his partner about how awful your kid is? Awkward because I let him know right back... Read more »