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Suburban Mom's Meaty Interview With Chicago Writer Samantha Irby

Suburban Mom's Meaty Interview With Chicago Writer Samantha Irby
[This column originally appeared -- with profanity edited by its author for any sensitive, suburban eyes -- on Patch.com in Evanston, Illinois.] I have a confession. I might have engaged in a bit of stalker behavior while trying to land an interview (below) with Samantha Irby. Before I ever knew she was a Chicago performer,... Read more »

Whispers In The Wind. Real Quotes Heard By Real Moms.

Whispers In The Wind. Real Quotes Heard By Real Moms.
Trust me. I couldn’t make this stuff up if I wanted to. June 10, 2013 From the 13-year-old daughter: “Remember that time you brought that Rice Krispie Treat cake into my class when I was 11? You were such a cool mom back then.” From the online banking service (via email): “Your account is overdrawn.”... Read more »

My week of boobs

I wish my Nana were still here to make me laugh at the week I’ve had so far. My grandmother, Edna Jane Farmer, often said, “Oh Christine! You are so earthy!” In mock horror, she’d clutch her chest and roll her eyes whenever I uttered my honest-yet-scratch-the-surface-off-her-pearls opinions on life –  and it happened a... Read more »
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It might be...it could be...it is! Holy Cow! I'm in perimenopause!

It might be...it could be...it is! Holy Cow! I'm in perimenopause!
Oh joy. According to WebMD, perimenopause is “the stage of a woman’s reproductive life that begins several years before menopause, when the ovaries gradually begin to produce less estrogen. It usually starts in a woman’s 40s, but can start in a woman’s 30s or even earlier.” I’m 45 and, according to my doctor, I’m there. He... Read more »

How Do You DO It All?

How Do You DO It All?
A friend I don’t see nearly enough stops me in the grocery store. “How do you do it all?” she asks, jutting a graham cracker toward her toddler’s outstretched hands. “Nora, please don’t try to crawl out of the cart.” “Me?” I say, bemused. “You think I do it all?” “Yes,” she says, smiling. “You’ve... Read more »

Just banned my teens' mobile devices from our upcoming Spring Break trip.

Just banned my teens' mobile devices from our upcoming Spring Break trip.
This is how it went down. I sat in my car, waiting for my nine-year-old son to finish his after-school play rehearsal. “Thanks for calling Verizon. My name’s Vicki. How can I help you?” “Hi, Vicki. My family’s traveling outside the country over Spring Break and I’m wondering if I have international access on my... Read more »
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Born This Way: Raising A Strong-Willed Child From Day One

This is NOT my strong-willed daughter, though she might as well be. You’ve heard that kids often act worst for their families, saving all their venom for the ones they love most, right? Well, according to that theory, my daughter loves me more than anyone who’s ever been loved in the history of love, multiplied... Read more »
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