Tag: parenting

The foster parent unknown

The foster parent unknown
We filled out all the paperwork, sat through multiple interviews, passed background checks and medical examinations. We completed 6 weeks of classes to prepare us. And last night we got the news that we are officially a foster home for a child in need! My life changed the day my son was born and it... Read more »

12 potty training memes to keep you laughing instead of crying

Well, we made it. We I made it through our second full week of potty training. I can honestly say, I can’t believe my 2 1/2 year old caught on so quickly. But trust me, we are far from diaper free. To potty train a toddler you must have the patience of a saint, a... Read more »

I'm a good mom but I'm so freaking tired

I'm a good mom but I'm so freaking tired
I’m so tired. I mean really freaking tired. Exhausted. I haven’t slept since November of 2011. You know, when I got pregnant. For me, someone that loves sleep, that’s a really long time. Just ask my mom. When asked by my high school guidance counselor what my favorite hobby was, I told him sleep. True... Read more »
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If I had to do it all over again, I still wouldn't be a stay at home mom

If I had to do it all over again, I still wouldn't be a stay at home mom
Now, before you get your panties in a wad or start sharing this post because you want to mommy bash all the stay at home moms, just stop. This isn’t that kind of post. This is about me. Just me. For the record, every stay at home mom or dad, is a freaking superhero in... Read more »

Showing compassion to those with Postpartum Depression

Showing compassion to those with Postpartum Depression
My fiancé and I were having a discussion yesterday in regards to our foster child wishes. Age, race, sex, etc. of what our child might be. We started talking about babies. Infants to be exact. And he said no. No. Infants. When asked why. He gently reminded me of my Postpartum Depression (PPD) era. How... Read more »

I'm giving up the F word for Lent

I'm giving up the F word for Lent
It’s no big surprise. I have a potty mouth. I love the F word. Some people loathe it. I quite enjoy it. I try not to use it regularly. I try not to use it as an adjective. But, I use it. I use it when I’m mad. And yesterday I was mad. My son... Read more »
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An interview with an everyday mommy mayhem

An interview with an everyday mommy mayhem
As a way to say thank you to my fans, I decided to interview an everyday mom. After posting the question to my Facebook page “tell me why your life has the most mayhem”, Shari Hatfield of Bolingbrook, Illinois was the top contender. I had the pleasure of interviewing Shari for her spotlight on Chi-town... Read more »

I hate dining out with my kid more than you do

I hate dining out with my kid more than you do
I see you. Staring at me from across the room. Across the table. Making eyes at me. At him. Snickering under your breath. Chuckling with your friends. Whispering to your partner. Thinking. I see it. I see it all. I’m going to let you in on a little secret. I hate dining out with my... Read more »

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 »
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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 »