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10 reasons I am participating in the Women's March on Washington

10 reasons I am participating in the Women's March on Washington
Last week someone asked me, “What are the women marching FOR, anyway?” While the march’s organizers have posted an official mission statement online, the truth is that every woman (and man) has their own personal reasons for participating in today’s march. And in the two days it took me to drive from Chicago to DC, I had time to... Read more »

How to have a broken heart and still be a good parent

How to have a broken heart and still be a good parent
The world has broken my heart, It’s not been just one thing that has taken me out. It’s been a long slow burn of suck. To  deflect accountability for his own shame and self-loathing, a closeted gay man adopted the mask of a “radical extremist” and slaughtered 49 people at a gay nightclub in Orlando.... Read more »

Some Mother's Day advice for my young son: How to Succeed in Trump's America

Some Mother's Day advice for my young son: How to Succeed in Trump's America
It’s Mother’s Day 2016, and I you an apology, son. For the past seven and a half years, I’ve been teaching you that honesty is the best policy. And while that’s a great concept for creating protagonists in Pixar Movies and leveraging Santa Claus’ influence in December, it will get you nowhere in “Trump’s America.”... Read more »
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Trump got you down? Here are 7 ways to survive the Trump campaign blues

Trump got you down? Here are 7 ways to survive the Trump campaign blues
On January 20th of 2017, we will swear in a new president of the United States. But no matter which candidate eventually places their hand on the bible and takes that oath, the fact remains that the people have spoken – and their message should not be ignored. For as hundreds of thousands of our countrymen... Read more »

"Holy Sh*t!" and 15 other reactions I had while watching Grease Live

"Holy Sh*t!" and 15 other reactions I had while watching Grease Live
Grease Live on Fox? HOLY SHIT that was FREAKING AWESOME. “My” Grease, the Travolta/Olivia Newton-John Grease, was and will forever be an iconic piece of Americana. It is one of the films that stitched my youth into a cohesive memory. I can sing those songs with any and all of my childhood friends. Hell, I can sing those songs... Read more »

Top 5 Reasons Santa is a Democrat

Top 5 Reasons Santa is a Democrat
Obviously it would be bad form for Santa Claus to publicly support a political candidate, but is clear that he is a Democrat – and here’s why: Unconditional Freedom of Religion You don’t need to be a member of any particular religion to celebrate Santa’s Christmas. You CAN worship God on December 25th, but receiving... Read more »
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The 20 most common Facebook personalities (which one are you?)

The 20 most common Facebook personalities (which one are you?)
Love it or hate it, Facebook is a modern phenomenon. While the possibilities of this connectivity feels infinite, we are still on the ground floor of the revolution. There are as many Facebook styles as there are Facebook members. In the decade or so that the blue and white screen has been in our back... Read more »

10 reasons I love taking selfies (and why you should, too)

10 reasons I love taking selfies (and why you should, too)
I’m THAT GIRL on your Facebook feed: the one posting all those $#%* selfies. I have a name for people like me: Selfie-Indulgents. (Oh, it’s not at all a derogatory term. Day spas have created a whole industry around the concept of indulging in the “self.”) I can only imagine the thoughts that go through... Read more »

I'm back! (And if you didn't hate me before, you will after reading this list!)

I'm back! (And if you didn't hate me before, you will after reading this list!)
Hey, folks! I’m back from a self-imposed hiatus during which I focused my brain on the half-written novel that’s (still) lodged up in there. During my time away from ChicagoNow, my passive-aggressive, moody muse whispered a few thousand words in my ear, then slipped out the window while I was sleeping. (bitch) When I realized... Read more »
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10 examples of why you shouldn't get your relationship advice from Pinterest

10 examples of why you shouldn't get your relationship advice from Pinterest
Even on an ordinary day, a person can lose all daylight hours to Pinterest. Throw in a new love, or a love in trouble, or a love gone bad, and Pinterest suddenly becomes a Magical Oracle that gets you, really GETS you. But proceed with caution! Not all Pinterest relationship advice is created equal. ***... Read more »