Posts tagged "Chi-Town Mommy Mayhem"

Facebook, we need a break

Facebook, we need a break
I’m thinking it’s time. Time for a break. Not necessarily a break up. But a break. Like Ross and Rachel. Facebook, we need a break. It’s not that I don’t love you. But I’m tired. Tired of the crap. Seriously, do people not think before hitting “Update Status”? Think about who might be reading. Seeing.... Read more »

Nap Time Is The New Happy Hour

Nap Time Is The New Happy Hour
Remember the days when “happy hour” meant a two hour window at your local bar where discount drinks were available? Or that hotel you stayed at on business that offered shitty well drinks and peanuts? Or even the all inclusive resort you vacationed at that had a swim up bar and a happy hour 24/7?... Read more »

The Art of Raising a Toddler

The Art of Raising a Toddler
Raising a toddler is tough. Sometimes I wonder if we are doing it right. Are we raising him the right way? Are we teaching him the correct things? Are we good parents? Are we reading to him enough? Should we be working on colors and letters instead of teaching him body parts, animal sounds, and... Read more »
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Parenting Fail 101: Baby Book Blow Off

Parenting Fail 101: Baby Book Blow Off
A coworker and I were talking yesterday about our kids. She was telling me about another hilarious antic her 3 year old pulled. I laughed and said, “I can’t wait until my son does that shit so I have something to write about.” And her response was “Oh, you keep up with his baby book?”... Read more »

When Me Time Becomes No Time At All

When Me Time Becomes No Time At All
Every mom has been there. Your child is asleep. Deep sleep. The monitor says so.  You even crank that bitch all the way up. You even put your ear to it so you can actually here breathing. In and out. Yes! Can I actually get into the shower??? You run the water. You undress. You... Read more »

18 Things I Have Learned About Parenthood From My 18 Month Old

18 Things I Have Learned About Parenthood From My 18 Month Old
My little guy just turned 18 months old. 18 months. Where did the time go? It’s amazing how a little 6 pound premie grows right before your very eyes. Just. Like. That. Being a mom has taught me a thing or two. Being a mom to a toddler has taught me a ton. Here are... Read more »
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Why Your Baby's Second Christmas Might Still Suck

Why Your Baby's Second Christmas Might Still Suck
Ahh, baby’s first Christmas. The cute photos by the tree, the adorable velvet Santa Claus outfit, sleeping through the unwrapping of the gifts. Everyone telling you “it will be so much fun next year” Umm… No. Your baby’s second Christmas might still suck. Depending on the age of your child for his/her second Christmas, it... Read more »

How to Change A Diaper on an Airplane in 25 Steps

How to Change A Diaper on an Airplane in 25 Steps
So my worst fear happened on our flight from Phoenix to Chicago.   My kid dropped a load in his pants mid flight.   He was pretty stealth like about it.   He sat on the floor between my legs, quietly playing with his toys, grunting away.   At first the smell was imaginary. Do I... Read more »

Co-sleeping....Not it!

Co-sleeping....Not it!
So, I did it. The unthinkable. The worst ever. I let our toddler sleep in our bed with us. To be honest, for a brief moment I contemplated getting into the Pack and Play with him to avoid starting something I vowed I would never do. OMG! How do you all do it????? Co-sleeping with... Read more »
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Who Rescued Who?

Who Rescued Who?
For 12 years I helped someone everyday. I helped hundreds of people. I helped them by taking a problem off their hands, I did their dirty work, I freed them of a responsibility they committed to. I rescued their dog. The reality is I didn’t help them. I helped an innocent animal. And that animal... Read more »