Posts tagged "mom"

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 »

Shari Duffy of Ladies Night Chicago Gives Moms a Social Life

Here’s what I envisioned after baby: eight or so weeks of getting into the swing of things, followed by fun girls’ nights out at least twice a month. The reality? I awakened from my post-baby stupor to realize I’d been out with my gal pals only three times in three years. Three years and three early... Read more »

"Boys Will Be Boys" is a Load of Crap

"Boys Will Be Boys" is a Load of Crap
I’ve been to three kids’ events recently and the same thing has happened at each: the boys have been totally out of control. I’ll give you an example: at a birthday party, I watched in shock as a six-year-old boy happily shoved, punched, slammed, and pulverized the children around him while his mom chatted breezily... Read more »
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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 »

Can Mama Get Her Groove Back: I've Hit The Wall

Can Mama Get Her Groove Back: I've Hit The Wall
It’s now day 19 of my Get Fit Challenge, and I’ve hit a wall.  A big one.  I haven’t delicately scraped up against this wall, either.  I’ve charged into it at 75 miles an hour.  Apparently, I’ve become a health-seeking crash-test dummy. Problem #1: I’m hungry. Let me rephrase that.  I’m hungry for carbs.  If you... Read more »