Archive for September 2011

New Parenting Motto: No Pain, No Gain

New Parenting Motto: No Pain, No Gain
        My daughter started Pre-K this month, and I can already tell it’s going to be an exciting year for her and mommy boot camp for me. Along with the flood of hugs and generous use of the word “friend,” I encountered a new experience: the “awkward parent/teacher moment.” It occurred last... Read more »

The View From Down Here: Being the Mom of an Only

The View From Down Here: Being the Mom of an Only
You may not know this, but a pecking order exists among moms. Though subtle and unspoken, women always know where we stand in relation to mothers around us. A few years ago, I discovered my place in the Mom hierarchy, which is right smack at the very bottom. Why, you may ask? Well, it’s not... Read more »

Perfect Mom vs. Me: She's Going Down

When it comes to being a mom, I can pretty safely say that I fall into the aspirational category. There’s the ideal image I have in my head of the Perfect Mom: well organized, thoughtful, and patient. Then, there’s me.  Going toe-to-toe, how do I measure up to Perfect Mom?  Take a look. Perfect Mom:... Read more »
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Millions of Grouchy Wives Create Own Fantasy Football League and Fulfill Fantasy by Eliminating the Football Part

Millions of Grouchy Wives Create Own Fantasy Football League and Fulfill Fantasy by Eliminating the Football Part
I’m not a nice person during football season. Well, maybe nice to others, but not so nice to my hubby. I don’t know what comes over me. I want to support what is one of his very few hobbies. I really do. But each time the subject of football comes up, I become one of those stereotypical wives:... Read more »

Disney Magic, My Tush

Disney Magic, My Tush
        We’ve all seen the commercials: kids jumping for joy when their parents surprise them with a trip to Disney World. Huge smiles abound as the family whirls in tea cups, eats breakfast with princesses and hugs Mickey until the cows come home. You watch and can’t help but feel jealous of... Read more »

Party On, Families, with FITL's Brunch & Boogie: Back to COOL!

Party On, Families, with FITL's Brunch & Boogie: Back to COOL!
Have you heard the news?  Families in the Loop is shaking up the Chicago parenting scene.  Whether it’s smashing a stereotype, dishing on a taboo topic, or planning the coolest event in town, we make parenthood hip, hot and happening.  On Sept. 18, to celebrate the coming of fall, we’re throwing the biggest bash in... Read more »
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