Posts tagged "kids"

Why I'm Done Posting Photos of My Kid On Facebook

Why I'm Done Posting Photos of My Kid On Facebook
About a month ago, I made the decision to stop publishing photos of my kid on Facebook or anywhere else online. And though I’m aware that this development may disappoint all of the friends and family who love seeing pictures of her adorable little mug, I don’t plan to change my mind any time soon.... Read more »

Is Facebook Ruining Your Marriage?

Is Facebook Ruining Your Marriage?
As anyone who has given the ol’ lifelong, monogamous thing a whirl will tell you, marriage is work. It’s not work like my job at a snack bar during the summer before ninth grade, when I’d accidentally drop a hamburger on the floor and then put it back on the bun (five second rule) and serve... Read more »

How an Ass-Kicking Cold Became My Bette Midler/Beaches Moment

How an Ass-Kicking Cold Became My Bette Midler/Beaches Moment
When you start to see 40 peaking its head out at you from around the corner, you think you’ve seen it all. Sure, there are surprises here and there, but you know yourself and your body pretty well. At least that was my take on things, until I got slammed with one of the nastiest, most phlegm-filled,... Read more »
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Orgasms in a Box, Batteries Included.

Moms, it’s time we talked about the crisis in our lives. No, it’s not the one happening in our schools. It’s taking place right at home, in our very own bedrooms, and it requires a swift course of action. The predicament? Our sex lives suck, and not in the good way.  The solution? Bedroom Chemist, a sexy... Read more »

Dear Friends: Please Don’t Shit on My Facebook Wall

I love to debate. Seriously. Ask hubby, who will tell you that I can argue about anything. And, happily, winning isn’t the endgame for me, no matter what the topic. Show me where you’re coming from, and I will listen. I will ask good questions, and I might even – holy cannoli – change my... Read more »

Chicago Teachers Strike: Issues on the Bargaining Table

This morning, I joined a couple of other Chicago mom bloggers on an eye-opening conference call with Barbara Byrd-Bennett, chief education advisor for CPS, and Becky Carroll, CPS’s chief communications officer. I learned about how the negotiations are going, what the sticking points are, and how the strike looks on their end. Now I’m back at my desk, as... Read more »
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Mom Confessions: I Feel Old

Mom Confessions: I Feel Old
I felt old yesterday, a rare occurrence, even though I’ll be turning 39 later this year. My clash with reality took place at Vidal Sassoon, where an absolutely stunning 22-year-old stood behind me with her hands resting gently on my shoulders, poised to give my raggedy hair a desperately needed trim. Dressed in a style I’ll call... Read more »

Why Can't Married Men and Women Be Friends?

Why Can't Married Men and Women Be Friends?
Remember what it was like when you fell madly and deeply in love? I do. It happened to me a decade ago, when hubby and I started dating. For months, I wanted nothing more than to spend every single second with him. I wanted to stare at him while he slept and gaze at him... Read more »

Do Married Moms Make Single Women Feel Bad?

Do Married Moms Make Single Women Feel Bad?
This morning, I had my first face-to-face meeting with a marketing consultant who is quickly becoming a new friend. In the blink of an eye, as often happens with women, the conversation turned away from business and right to our personal lives. She’s not married and doesn’t have kids; I have both a husband and... Read more »
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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 »