Of Course You Did

Of Course You Did
This post is a part of ChicagoNow’s monthly Blogapalooza Hour. The writers at ChicagoNow are given a topic and one hour to write. This month’s topic is to:  Without trying to be humble, write about something you’re really good at. “Of course you did.” This is a phrase I hear quite often. Sometimes with a... Read more »

Tomorrow: Proof I'm Doing Something Right

Tomorrow: Proof I'm Doing Something Right
This post is a part of ChicagoNow’s monthly Blogapalooza Hour. The writers at ChicagoNow are given a topic and one hour to write. This month’s topic is to: “Write about your tomorrow. Not figuratively, literally write about anything that you hope, fear, believe, expect — anything — that you may experience tomorrow.” When we were first... Read more »

Josh Duggar's Sexual Assaults: Guilt By Association

Josh Duggar's Sexual Assaults: Guilt By Association
I am a Catholic. Let me rephrase that. I am a practicing Catholic. I attend a church. I teach CCD. I am raising my family with these traditions. This makes me a Christian. I have vaguely mentioned that I am Catholic on my blog before and in stories I tell. It is not something that... Read more »
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10 Ways to Achieve the Perfect Dad Bod

10 Ways to Achieve the Perfect Dad Bod
The Dad Bod trend is hotter than a copy of 50 Shades of Gray left in an OBGYN waiting room. So, it can only be assumed everyone is wondering how to achieve this the most perfect of physiques. Let’s face it, trying too hard is so 2014. This is one of the few times where... Read more »

Two To Do Lists

My TO DO list is the bane of my existence. Every time I look at it, I want to punch it right in the face! The TO DO’s never seem to be completed, ever. Life gets in the way every single time. Today, I was supposed to write a post on my DIY blog about... Read more »

This Whole Mothering Thing: I Still Got It

This Whole Mothering Thing: I Still Got It
I had certain expectations for motherhood. Even as a young girl, playing with my dolls, I had a desire to nurture. Sometimes when people would ask me what I wanted to do when I grew up, I often picked jobs that would require me to take care. I fancied being a doctor, a teacher, a... Read more »
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7 Things They Didn't Tell You About Lilly Pulitzer for Target

7 Things They Didn't Tell You About Lilly Pulitzer for Target
Yesterday, Target launched its limited Lilly Pulitzer for Target line. It lasted for about 2.3 seconds as people waited in line, for what I can only assume days, to get their hands on different floral items. While I do think these things are cute, and I would fancy myself wearing them, there is no amount... Read more »

With Food Allergies It's Always Something

With Food Allergies It's Always Something
The very thing that is supposed to provide nourishment and survival could harm or worse, could kill a person. Think about that for a moment. Two of my kids have food allergies. We have known this since they were small, and despite the severity of their allergies we have been able to keep them safe,... Read more »

Donna Day: Not Just Today, but Everyday

Today is Donna Day. Today is a day of remembering, a day of awareness, and a day of raising of money. My friend, Mary Tyler Mom, is Donna’s Mom. Donna was a bright, smiley, smart, loving little girl. Every day. I read all about Donna through Mary Tyler Mom’s words and I learned so much... Read more »
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Health App Puts "Public Health Back in the Hands of the Public"

Health App Puts "Public Health Back in the Hands of the Public"
Illness has been on our minds a lot lately. Well, mine anyway. First, it all started back in early September 2014 with Enterovirus-D68. Worried parents were taking their children to already crowded emergency rooms with respiratory symptoms and fevers. Some of those children were being admitted for breathing treatments. A percentage of them had nothing... Read more »