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Happy One Year Blogiversary to Me!

Today is my one year Blogiversary!!! Is that even a word? Whatever, it’s a word now! And it makes me want to crowd dance like Taylor Swift at every award show…in the history of ever. Time really does fly when you are having fun! And kids, time flies when you have kids. Admittedly, I have been... Read more »

Parenting: Do you Talk the talk or walk the walk?

Modern day parenting techniques are often criticized. Today, kids get trophies just for showing up.  Less children are being spanked and more are being coached to verbalize their feelings. Parents aren’t saying “no” enough (they obviously haven’t met my kids). Crying it out, is ‘emotionally damaging‘.  Mothers should breastfeed. Food should be organic. Technology is destroying... Read more »

Top 10 Things NOT to Miss About Summer

It’s that time of year again folks! The school supply aisle looks less like a Black Friday stampede and more like the shelves the week before Y2K. The kids are all dressed to the nines in their fresh back to school duds and your Facebook newsfeed is engulfed in First Day Of Whateverthehellgradeyourkidisin pics! And... Read more »
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Oversized Aviators-Every Mom Needs a Pair

Today, my oldest baby started Kindergarten. What’s the big deal? I said. It’s like glorified preschool! I said. I’ll be way more traumatized when it’s first grade and she’s gone all day. I said.  I swore I wasn’t going to do it. I’m not going to cry, I’m not going to cry, I’m not going to cry. I... Read more »

7 Parenting Misconceptions-Debunked

Parenthood is just one of those things you can’t really wrap your mind around. You just have to see it, to believe it-kinda like Big Foot or a woman leaving labor and delivery in her pre-pregnancy jeans. I know a lot of people, myself included, that made a lot of claims before they were faced... Read more »

Call me crazy, but...

I’m sure you’ve all heard someone say “call me crazy but _______” (insert whatever they think makes them sound crazy). You catch my drift. You’ve said it. I’ve said it. Hell, even your crazy old Aunt Patsy has said it. The question is: How many times have you followed it up by saying something honestly... Read more »
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10 signs that you might be in desperate need of a vacation

Parking your derrière (it’s elegant if I say it in French) on a beach is good for the soul. I don’t care what anyone says. Sunsets over the water with an ice cold beverage in hand, not a care in the world…Calgon take me away. No seriously…take me away. For those of us that are foolish... Read more »

The Happiness Hangover

The sun is shining and it’s the kind of day you break a sweat while fetching the mail. Does that count as cardio? Here I sit feeling like it’s the day after Christmas. Granted, the house isn’t covered in nutcrackers and festive lights but the sentiment is the same. That feeling like-it’s over? How can it... Read more »

There's no crying in baseball (unless you're me or my Mom)

I’m not sure if you’ve ever heard your mama lay the good ol’ curse of  I hope someday you have a child that does to you, what you’ve done to me.   Lord knows I have. And guess what? She’s sitting right next to me chomping on some potato chips…loudly. *Cringe* LOVE YOU. Dreams of your... Read more »
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Children: They aren't great for your Self-Esteem

Children are good for a lot of things. The moment you first lay eyes on your baby is unlike any experience you’ve ever known. Their first smile. You will be reduced to a floppy shell of your former existence. Their first steps. The moment they first ride a bike. Hell, the first time they poop on... Read more »
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