Archive for May 2012

Giving Green Dry Cleaning a Try

Giving Green Dry Cleaning a Try
I’m thinking of a person who is a female. I’ve seen her once a week for the past 8 years. She knows my name, but I don’t know hers. (I’m going to ask next time.) Who am I?     My Dry Cleaners.   My husband requires his work shirts dry cleaned.  I worry about... Read more »

Millennium Park: To Be a Tourist in Our Own City

Millennium Park: To Be a Tourist in Our Own City
I’ve been itching for a vacation; a fairytale-like getaway free of stress, responsibility and cleaning up sticking fingers. Right now I would love to be lying on a beach reading Fifty Shades of Grey, listening to the little ones running care free through the sand.   Or how wonderful it would be to be sipping... Read more »

School is Ending; Time to Embrace Change

School is Ending; Time to Embrace Change
Memorial Day is the official beginning of summer.  We are safe to wear white and everyone’s Facebook updates are exploding with photos of picnics and sprinklers. My son, daughter and I finally seem to have fallen into a comfortable weekday rhythm and all of sudden it is ending.  Camp will bring an entirely new schedule... Read more »
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I Can Do Without Sorting Socks

I Can Do Without Sorting Socks
My house will never be perfectly organized.  My laundry will never be completely done.  My husband will always be looking for matching socks. No matter how hard I try, this nagging sock problem will not go away. I do laundry as often as I can, but for some reason there are always spare socks without... Read more »

P90X: 45 Days Done, 45 Days To Go

P90X: 45 Days Done, 45 Days To Go
I’m surprised we are already half-way done with the 90 days of P90X.  Life goes by so fast that after the first week we were committed and in a rhythm; the workouts just became part of our day. I will say that having a partner, in my case my husband, makes both us feel accountable... Read more »

I'm Bringing Back the Chia Pet and Eating the Seeds

I'm Bringing Back the Chia Pet and Eating the Seeds
Chia seeds seem to be the new must have healthy food item.  I’m always somewhat suspicious of “fad” items.  For a while tofu and soy milk were good for you.  Now, it is told to cause reproductive problems in women and should never be eaten.   For centuries this tiny little seed was used as a... Read more »
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I am Done Having Children and Selling Everything this Weekend

I am Done Having Children and Selling Everything this Weekend
It is true.  It has been decided that my husband and I are not having any more babies. It is a hard concept for me to grasp as I look through the neatly folded onesies each chronicling a different memory of the quick journey to get to today. Isn’t it ironic that moms of infants... Read more »

Meatless Monday: Roasted Cauliflower and White Bean Soup

Meatless Monday: Roasted Cauliflower and White Bean Soup
My Mother’s Day yesterday included gorgeous sunshine while planting my garden, love from my family and really I couldn’t have asked for a better day.  I feel grateful for all that I have. The downside is everyone is sick and there has been a lingering cough that will not leave my house. The only thing... Read more »

"Time Magazine" Takes On Extended Breastfeeding

"Time Magazine" Takes On Extended Breastfeeding
      I’m not one to preach about breastfeeding.  Women already have way too much pressure and subsequent guilt on how they choose to feed their child.  I think your child will be fine with whatever personal choice you make. After all, look at me – I was a formula fed baby.   I... Read more »
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Buying A Dog is a Lifelong Commitment

Buying A Dog is a Lifelong Commitment
Eight years ago on a sunny spring day just like today my husband and I, glowing with newlywed bliss, adopted our adorable nine pound puppy, Levon. Those first two years our glow period continued.  Levon was our baby and our number one priority.  We rushed home from work to take him to the dog park, Wiggly Field, every day.   He camped... Read more »
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