Archive for January 2015

This is 42

This is 42
Today is my birthday. Birthday number 42. Up until a few years ago, I never felt my age. I never really thought I looked my age. But then I had a kid. And now I’m every bit of 42. I used to look at my friends’ Facebook photos and think to myself , “Do I... Read more »

The road to becoming a foster home

The road to becoming a foster home
After coming to the realization and a accepting that having another biological child is not possible for us, my fiancé and I have begun the process to become a foster home for a less fortunate child. Our ultimate goal is to seek a permanent placement. An adoption. We contacted a local agency and started the... Read more »

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Help a Momma Out! Follow Chi-town Mommy Mayhem!
Did you know that there are sooooo many other ways to be a part of Chi-town Mommy Mayhem? For instance did you know that you can sign up right here to have every blog post delivered straight to your inbox? Or, you could totally follow me on Facebook. Or, check me out on Twitter. Or,... Read more »
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Dave Martinez, can I buy you a beer?

Dave Martinez, can I buy you a beer?
Hi Dave. You don’t know me but I want to buy your a beer. I know what you are thinking. “Who is this crazy person and why does she want to buy me a beer?” You see, we’ve met a ton of times but you wouldn’t remember me. Especially a 15 year old girl back in... Read more »

Mike Ditka wouldn't want his kid playing football and neither do I

Mike Ditka wouldn't want his kid playing football and neither do I
I don’t want my kid playing football. There I said it. I know he’s only two. But in a matter of time he will be old enough to play sports in our park district and I don’t want him playing football. Former Chicago Bear head coach and NFL Hall of Famer Mike Ditka recently taped... Read more »

What's up with today's 20 somethings?

Ah, to be young again. In my 20’s. Footloose and fancy free. Not a care in the world. Taking jobs and quitting them or just not showing up. Ever. Living at home and living off my parents. Partying. Getting arrested. Being always right. Never taking responsibility for my actions. Always blaming others. Feeling entitled. Wait,... Read more »
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5 cool learning apps for toddlers

I’m not afraid to admit that my son gets screen time. I am also not afraid to admit that he now has his own iPad. Gasp! Yes, we are those parents. The reality is, my fiancé needed a new one. So I got a new one for Christmas (and an engagement ring but who’s counting).... Read more »

The Importance of Chores For Toddlers

The Importance of Chores For Toddlers
Chores and children. Chores and teens. Do they ever not argue about them? Forget to do them? Just plain don’t do them? All. The. Time. Of course until they need money. Or a ride. Or that fancy new sweater, Taylor Swift CD, or video game. Then they remember. Because as parents we remind them that... Read more »

Relationships are for the dogs

Relationships are for the dogs
I used to be a different person. Relationships do that to a person. They change you. Most times for the better. Sometimes for the worse. I was consumed with my last relationship. I didn’t know where I began and it ended. We were one. We spent way too much time together. It was unhealthy. So... Read more »
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You deserved so much more Phoebe Jonchuck

You deserved so much more Phoebe Jonchuck
Although I was born and raised in Chicago and still reside here, I spent a couple of years away. In Florida. In Pinellas County. The Tampa Bay Area. I crossed the Sunshine Skyway Bridge on more than one occasion. It’s ginormous. Tall. Beautiful.   But beauty always has secrets. Pasts. Ghosts. Skeletons. The Sunshine Skyway... Read more »