Archive for June 2012

Adventures in Married Dating: The Kid's First Sleepover

Adventures in Married Dating: The Kid's First Sleepover
The kid had her first friend sleepover recently. As much as I love my little one, I couldn’t wait to have a whole night alone with the hubby. We didn’t have anything specific planned, but I was sure that whatever we decided to do would be super duper over-the-top fun and fabulous. At least that’s... Read more »

Mama's New Motto: It's All Your Fault

Mama's New Motto: It's All Your Fault
Years ago, I heard Ellen DeGeneres talk about the joy and pain of live performances. On any given night, she could have everyone in an audience of thousands in stitches. Everyone, that is, except for one person. She said there always seemed to be one audience member who refused to crack a smile, and that’s... Read more »

Outfielder Or Outsider? My Afternoon with the Chicago Cubs & MasterCard

Outfielder Or Outsider? My Afternoon with the Chicago Cubs & MasterCard
Since as far back as I can remember, I’ve wanted to be a blender. No, I’m not talking about the kitchen appliance. I’ve always wanted to blend in, be just like everyone else or – even better – achieve total invisibility. Why does that never seem to happen? The MasterCard Priceless Chicago event that my... Read more »
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Busy Bee is So Not Me

Busy Bee is So Not Me
Here I am yesterday after my first Huffington Post video segment was canceled due to technical issues. Can someone tell me why I was so distracted the rest of the day that all I could do was try to take a picture of myself with my camera phone? I’m embarrassed to tell you how long... Read more »

Did Sandusky's and Sanchez's Wives Know About the Abuse? I Say Yes.

Did Sandusky's and Sanchez's Wives Know About the Abuse?  I Say Yes.
Another alleged victim took the stand today in the Jerry Sandusky sex abuse trial in Pennsylvania. And five days ago, a video surfaced showing Anthony Sanchez, a California water agency official, striking his stepson during a game of catch in his backyard. For parents, these stories send a dagger of fear through our hearts and... Read more »

My Life, In Pajamas

Recently, hubby surprised me with some new sleepwear. Actually, I can’t exactly call it a surprise, since I watched him search the sleepwear section on Nordstrom.com after telling me he was tired of seeing me wear the same thing night after night. I wasn’t aware of the items he selected, however, so there you go – a... Read more »
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Should She Leave an Unhappy Marriage? Moms Weigh In.

Should She Leave an Unhappy Marriage?  Moms Weigh In.
I’m constantly surprised by readers’ reactions to the real-life stories we share on Families in the Loop, and this week was no exception. The hot topic this time was whether a mom in an unhappy marriage should leave her husband. He is the sole breadwinner of the family and has already proved that he’ll make... Read more »

June’s Scary Skinny List

Summertime is upon us, and these Hollywood starlets have clearly spent way too much time getting ready for bathing suit season. Are you ready for June’s Scary Skinny List? As you know, I’m not trying to be snarky here. I’m just stating the obvious since no one else seems to want to: These gals are horribly,... Read more »

I'm In Babysitter Hell - And So Is She

I'm In Babysitter Hell - And So Is She
Do you ever meet someone and feel immediately comfortable and at ease with that person? Words flow effortlessly from your brain, out of your mouth, and you can’t believe how poised and smart you sound. Each conversation gets better, leaving you feeling more confident. Well, that’s exactly the opposite of what I experience each week... Read more »
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