Posts tagged "Naperville"

Pediatrician's Pet Patient Falls From Pedestal

Pediatrician's Pet Patient Falls From Pedestal
For years, I reveled in my status as our pediatrician’s pet patient, her favorite. I looked forward to every well-baby check-up and shopped the Marshall Field’s clearance racks for my family’s perfectly coordinated outfits. Before each appointment, the diaper bag was laundered, stocked with every possible emergency item and organized to perfection. Infant car seats... Read more »

It's Not Easy Being Green: One Mother's Struggle to Save the Earth and her Sanity

It's Not Easy Being Green:  One Mother's Struggle to Save the Earth and her Sanity
  As the famous philosopher, Kermit the Frog, once sang with melancholy and heartbreakingly honest lyrics, “It’s Not Easy Being Green.” In 1969 years before we realized the harm caused by our daily consumption of goods and over a full decade before controversial plastic bags with handles were introduced to consumers, Kermit crooned about the... Read more »

Adoption: When your new little bundle of joy is hairy

Adoption: When your new little bundle of joy is hairy
The kids have been asking to get a kitten for months. “Mama. We love kittens. Let’s get a kitten,” they say, innocently blinking their blue eyes at me. From another room, my husband replies, “We will never get a cat. EVER.” Tears ensue and I hold my devastated children in my arms as they ask,... Read more »
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Running without reservation: How a frazzled, tired mother of three finally got her groove back

Contrary to the lie that I tell my children, John Mayer was not really inspired to write the lyrics, “Your body is a wonderland…” by me. Now, my children have never believed my feeble attempts to convince them, as they still do not understand the concept of knock-on-a-closed-bedroom-door-before-you-open-it and they have seen me in nothing... Read more »