Who We Are

Today was painful. As Americans, as humans, as parents, we were kind of ugly today.Today hurt. Not much made sense. Today was loud. People freaked out a bit. And that’s okay. Sometimes we freak out. Sometimes things are scary, and they are uncertain and they are as devastating and disheartening as today was for a... Read more »

Parenting: You're Doing It Wrong

I am not the best parent in the world, and I am totally okay with that. Some days I nail it. I run this thing like I know exactly what I am doing and everything falls into place. We all wake up on time, I remember to make dinner, we all brush our teeth in... Read more »

I'm Not One To Brag, But Since You Asked

I am not really that good at talking about things I am good at, which is ironic because the whole purpose of this blog tonight is to write about something I am really good at. About 15 minutes ago I was given the task of writing about something I am really good at. Apparently, I... Read more »

All of the tomorrows

It’s been a LONG while since I have written (weird!) but I decided that I would take advantage of being free during ChicagoNow’s Blogapalooz-Hour and give tonight’s topic a shot. I was given one hour to write on the assigned topic… “Write about your tomorrow. Not figuratively, literally write about anything that you hope, fear,... Read more »

Through Parenting Eyes

Parenting is tough. Even during the fun stuff, it is tough. It is the most rewarding thing you could ever imagine and while it is too much of an awesome thing to call a job, it’s a full time gig. It’s a constant stream of thoughts, a puddle of tears, a room full of laughter…it... Read more »

Letting Go Of Perfect

Over the course of any given day, I forget approximately 1,419 things. I remember twice as many things (mostly from the day before) and I follow through on lots of things, but I still manage to not get around to a lot more things than I do get around to. I am the queen of feeling... Read more »

Dead presents, dirty socks and the art of learning to not always speak my mind

My 5 year old informed me today that he needs a hair cut and that his nails need to be cut too. He followed that up by telling me we should probably take care of the hair and nails of his little brother while we are at it. He hates when I cut his nails... Read more »

Reasons My Kid Won't Eat

Getting my 2 year old to eat is currently going just as well as keeping my hardwood floors in my entryway clean during the slushy snowy winter. I’m not even talking about getting the kid to eat healthy food. No no, I am just talking food in general. If it is food, he is not... Read more »

My Anti-Resolution Approach To This Whole New Year's Resolution Thing

Christmas is over which means the new year is right around the corner which means the gyms are about to be packed and most humans are about to make a bunch of resolutions that will most likely not be kept. Most humans…but not this one. I am all for making yourself one or a hundred... Read more »

My Semi-Shallow Thankful List

We decorated for Christmas last night. Actually, we put up the tree on Sunday but that is simply because it takes me at least one solid day of zero distractions to put the lights on the tree and I knew that Tuesday was our best shot at getting the ornaments up, so really I had... Read more »