Archive for May 2014

The upside of this week's 6 goodbyes

The upside of this week's 6 goodbyes
The past seven days have felt like one long string of goodbyes.  And they’re not the good kind of goodbyes either, like “Goodbye, Winter 2014” or “Goodbye, acne.”  No, they’ve felt like the kind of goodbyes that suck donkey balls, to borrow an eloquent phrase from my sister. Amidst my wallowing, yesterday on the train... Read more »

The deaths of Queen Elizabeth and my aunt

The deaths of Queen Elizabeth and my aunt
Each month, ChicagoNow holds a blogging challenge in which we are given a topic and just an hour to write and publish.  This month’s topic: “Write about a person, or persons, you never met whose death had an impact on you. Can be a writer, a celebrity, a politician, a regular person in an extraordinary... Read more »

Was I a subpar mom because I didn't nurse my babies?

Was I a subpar mom because I didn't nurse my babies?
There has been a hot story out of Chicago the past couple days: a woman got kicked out of a trade show at McCormick Place because she had her 10-day old baby with her.  The rules, which she was aware of before she made the trip from Minnesota, were that children under 16 were not... Read more »
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Awkward meet-and-greet photos: The Avril response

The awkward photo heard round the world.  Avril sure does love her fans!
By now you may have seen the viral photos of Avril Lavigne’s meet-and-greet session in Brazil.  This is a common event amongst pop stars: for a fee, fans can pose before concernts with their beloved rockers.  Avril supposedly put some strict restrictions on her fans (no touching or hugging), and based on the photos I’m guessing... Read more »