Posts tagged "Mothers"

The Best Mother's Day Gift is the One You Give Yourself

The Best Mother's Day Gift is the One You Give Yourself
The best Mother’s Day gift is the one you give yourself. It’s not sexy. It’s not expensive. It won’t make your friends and loved ones envious. Nope, the best Mother’s Day gift is your health. Happy Mother’s Day: Spread your Legs. If the last time you went to the doctor was to take your kid... Read more »

Amazing Moms Need Recognition, Extravagant Gifts And Cabana Boys

All moms should be recognized, preferably with extravagant gifts and cabana boys with palm leaves fanning us on a warm summer day, right ladies? I was excited to hear Bump Club and Beyond announce the launch of their BCBesties Awards honoring everyday Chicago moms who have gone above and beyond to be a friend, resource... Read more »

Stretch Marks Revealed (PHOTO)

I have no problem embarrassing myself whether on accident or on purpose. It seemed only natural for me to go one step further and capture the image of my stretch marks and display them online for everyone on God’s green internet to see. I’m just not embarrassed about the fact that my life isn’t perfect... Read more »
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Mom's Halloween Costume: Is it Time to Retire the Fishnets?

Mom's Halloween Costume: Is it Time to Retire the Fishnets?
I am a 35 year old mother of 3 children, and I need a Halloween costume. As much as I would love to wear those tiny shrink-wrapped costumes made from less fabric than my swimsuit, I won’t. The days of slutty nurse, slutty vampire whore, slutty cheerleader and, yes, even slutty pumpkin have passed me... Read more »

Resisting the "Mom" Label: Letting Go Of My 20-Something Self

Resisting the "Mom" Label: Letting Go Of My 20-Something Self
              I like to cheer when 5-month-old baby Gertrude burps or poops. I strangely find joy in sucking a booger loose from her tiny nose with a nose aspirator. Am I lacking a social life? No. Short on sleep? Well, of course, but when you have a tiny infant... Read more »

Video Games: Gateway to Evil or Mother's Best Friends?

Video Games:  Gateway to Evil or Mother's Best Friends?
Video Games: Gateway to Evil or Mother’s Best Friend? Much to the chagrin of my children, my history of video games is rather brief: Intellivision → Atari → Computer Games → Handheld Nintendo Game Boy Sure, it was fun playing Space Invaders, Pac Man, Pong, Centipede and Marble Madness. But I was never the child... Read more »
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All My Heart In Seoul

I am proud to introduce Mary Choquette, my dear friend and PWAP guest columnist, who has an amazing story to tell about her time in Seoul, South Korea. Her tale will certainly bring a smile and a few tears. Enjoy! About a year and a half ago, Andrew’s career took us to Seoul.  We were... Read more »

Lessons From Your Mother

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Advice. Who hasn’t been graced with a few words of wisdom from their mother? We can all remember cringing when our mom talked to us about sex, rolling our eyes when she dabbed toothpaste on the enormous pimple on our chin, and sighing when she tried to reason with us that leaving the house bare-legged... Read more »

Puberty and Personal Hygiene: An Embarrassing Flashback

When do kids hit puberty? Well, whenever it is, I remember it well. I was innocently sitting in the back of my parent’s car, sporting a Maggie Simpson t-shirt, when my mother let out the gasp of the century. “What is that SMELL?!” she practically screamed from the driver’s seat. I shrugged my shoulders and... Read more »
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