Category: Nanny

The Summer of Our Kindergartenmoon

When I say I’ve been busy lately, it takes on entirely new meaning. I mean, this Summer I had a list. I had a list of all the places I wanted to take my kids, all the things I wanted to do and see, all the experiences I wanted to have with them before I... Read more »

Adorable and Easy Halloween Window Cling Idea Using Glad Press and Seal

Our Nanny Nikki comes up with some very clever, artistic ideas for these kids, but when I got home the other day and saw what they made, I was screaming!  Nikki was screaming! The kids were screaming! I saw what they had done and proclaimed – THE WORLD NEEDS TO KNOW ABOUT THIS! Nikki said,... Read more »

Learning how to hurt and then how to heal at age 4 and 44

There’s a pattern to their fights. To their skirmishes. To their kerfuffles. They are four. They are twins. They wrestle and touch each other CONSTANTLY until it gets to be too much and somebody snaps. When they push each other down and call each other names and maybe even bust out an I HATE YOU, I... Read more »
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The Day Our President Openly Supported White Supremacy

It was Nikki’s birthday – August 15, 2017. I snuck out of work early to go meet our kids and our Nanny Nikki at the Museum of Contemporary Art and have lunch at Nikki’s favorite restaurant – Potbelly.  Oh wait, that’s the kids favorite restaurant. I should mention the looks that Nikki and I get... Read more »

Tips for Gardening with Little Kids

We have a little yard (that my husband takes immaculate care of) and area for gardening (we all have our own special talents and gardening is not one of mine), so we’ve given our awesome Nanny Nikki (who does have a talent and love of gardening) and the kids free reign of all that grows... Read more »

In Defense of Nannies and Their Employers

There was a video making the rounds recently about a dad doing an interview from home when his kids busted in and all hell broke loose.  The mom ran in after the kids and it was precisely what it feels like and looks like working from home with small kids.  The internet had a field... Read more »
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How to be Popular and Win Friends in Mom Groups

I have been added to a few online mom groups since I’ve had these babies.  I’m on a couple twin groups and a couple mom groups in Chicago.  I am on a car seat group and a stroller resale group.  I am on a few online garage sale groups.  I’m even on a couple sober... Read more »

A GrubHub Delivery Was the Key to Finding My Christmas Spirit

The water seeped through the kitchen floor from the refrigerator water line to the ceiling of the basement and then flooded the floor.  So the crews came in and did the same thing they did two years ago when we flooded. That time it was from the outside, and this time it came from INSIDE... Read more »

Giant Backpacks on Little Bodies - Preschool Begins

ALL I DO IS CRY.  I’m really really good at crying. I cry like it’s my freaking job. We had preschool orientation last night.  Because my husband was there, I held it together as we entered the room after weeks of prepping our kids for “school”.  While my girl has been really excited about making... Read more »
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Hope Comes in the Form of a Brown Baby Doll Named Gum

My girl asked for a brown baby for her birthday, and so, we delivered (the easy way via Amazon.com) a bouncing brown baby girl in January. Amid the oooohs and aaaaahs and I LOVE HERs, I asked what would you like to name her? “Baby Gum”, my girl answered without any hesitation. And it’s stuck.... Read more »