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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 »

SNL40 and My 40 Favorites

I have been watching Saturday Night Live since I was much too young to be watching it. I can remember sneaking the small portable television into my room and trying not to laugh to loudly afraid my parents and older siblings would hear.  I remember renting old seasons from the video rental place down the... Read more »

Should Jackie Robsinson West Get Back Their Little League World Series Title?

Should Jackie Robsinson West Get Back Their Little League World Series Title?
Like most of you, when the news broke of “Chicago’s” Cinderella Little Leaguers Jackie Robinson West being stripped of their World Series trophy, I was heartbroken for those young men. They played baseball and lived out a reality that most kids only dream about while playing whiffle ball in their backyards on hot summer days.... Read more »
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When Gwyneth Paltrow Steams Her Vagina It Causes Medical Mass Hysteria

When Gwyneth Paltrow Steams Her Vagina It Causes Medical Mass Hysteria
The other day, I wrote about my position on vaccines with the recent outbreak in the United States. Just an update for you, its spreading. All this, and a recent article about Gwyneth Paltrow steaming her vagina and uterus for hormonal balance (oh you read that right) got me thinking more about healthcare. Not just... Read more »

People Who Refuse Vaccinations Make me Stabby

People Who Refuse Vaccinations Make me Stabby
In case you haven’t seen it, there is a reported case of the measles in suburban Arlington Heights. It was bad enough that Disneyland was ruined. Now, sweet home Chicago is ruined for us too. Listen, I know this is a huge debate among parents, and everyone has their own “opinion.” Yet, when it comes... Read more »

Why Cupcakes Wars is Just The Worst

Why Cupcakes Wars is Just The Worst
My kids lately have taken a liking to food competition shows. Cupcake Wars seems to be their favorite as of late. As I sat down with them to snuggle under a blanket on a cold day to take in a snooze  some family time, I caught a few minutes of Cupcake Wars and a.) I... Read more »
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Santa: Lesson in Unconditional Love or a Giant Lie?

Santa: Lesson in Unconditional Love or a Giant Lie?
About a week ago a friend of mine via Facebook said:   Please raise your hand if you were traumatized or felt your parents were liars when you found out Santa wasn’t ‘real’. This discussion comes up often in my parenting circles. Should Santa even be a tradition in a home? Isn’t it too traumatic?... Read more »

Q&A With a 4 Year Old Girl about Disney Princesses

Q&A With a 4 Year Old Girl about Disney Princesses
With the launch of Lammily (the ‘normal’ Barbie), the popularity of Frozen, the societal pressure of gender roles, I was thinking about my own kids and Christmas gifts. The things they have always asked for are very gender traditional. This got me wondering if they have come these conclusions on their own, or do they... Read more »

Even In My Fantasies I Would Still Host Everyone for Dinner

Even In My Fantasies I Would Still Host Everyone for Dinner
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 what your perfect day would be like, either in reality or fantasy”     The day would start with our maid, Kim Kardashian, waking me and... Read more »
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What a Haunted House and a Bloody Nose Taught Me About Parenting

What a Haunted House and a Bloody Nose Taught Me About Parenting
I am not a thrill seeker. I don’t like being scared, frightened, or terrified. I didn’t go on my first roller coaster until I was 18. I didn’t like it, and I haven’t been on one since. I saw The Blair Witch Project in the theater when I was a senior in high school. I promptly... Read more »
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