Archive for October 2011

Is Marriage Making Us Prude?

Is Marriage Making Us Prude?
Back in the BM&M era (Before Marriage & Motherhood), I was your typical gal.  Not too naughty, not too nice, mostly safe – but I had my share of sexual adventures. And part of the fun, I have to admit, was sharing those stories with my girlfriends afterwards. You think guys have the monopoly on locker... Read more »

A Parent's (Cheeky) Guide to Chicago Parking Meters

A Parent's (Cheeky) Guide to Chicago Parking Meters
Gone are the simple days of finding a parking spot next to a meter, dropping in some quarters and heading on your merry way. Clearly, those who designed the new parking system did not have young kids. Here comes Families in the Loop to the rescue, with a few clever tips to keep you cool,... Read more »

Mom (Back) At Work - A Tale of Adventure, Anxiety and Awe

Mom (Back) At Work - A Tale of Adventure, Anxiety and Awe
        What am I going to wear? Should I bring or buy my lunch? What bag should I carry? Very typical “first day” questions, right? For sure… that is, for a kid starting school. But for me, a mom of two with nearly five years of “staying home” experience under my belt,... Read more »
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Parents on the Run: The Newest Craze

Parents on the Run: The Newest Craze
      Something’s happening lately with the parents of young kids, a cultural phenomenon so pervasive I can’t avoid it.  At Moms’ Night Out, school drop-off and even at your average business meeting, someone is doing it or talking about doing it. I can’t even order a piece of Reduced Fat Banana Nut Coffeecake... Read more »

Bright Lights and Big Ideas

Bright Lights and Big Ideas
      (This is FITL’s Editors’ Letter, which appears once a month on www.familiesintheloop.com.  Click on the link to see more of the action!) We know we’re not supposed to play favorites. But when it comes to Families in the Loop’s monthly themes we have to admit, October is shaping up to be one... Read more »