Posts in category "Mother's Day"

10 things I didn't know when I became a mother 10 years ago

10 things I didn't know when I became a mother 10 years ago
Ten years ago, I was headed out to dinner for my first Mother's Day with my two week year-old daughter. I remember the experiences very well. I dressed my babe up in a fancy outfit. She slept peacefully through dinner looking adorable. My Mom and Dad looked on adoringly. At that point, I had figured out breastfeeding, diapering and living a sleep-deprived existence. I was all sorts of confident about this mothering gig. But boy, did I have a lot to learn. Ten years after my first Mother's Day, I am reflecting on all of the things about motherhood that never crossed my mind in 2004 (stay tuned for the post on the things I never could have imagined 20 years into motherhood). (1) Motherhood is mostly about stuff management. Laundry. Homework. Backpacks. Sports equipment. Most of my time is spent putting stuff away -- and then helping my little people locate that stuff every day. Moms are logistics masters. (2) Even when the baby sleeps through the night, you will never really sleep well again. I can hear coughs, pre-throw up sounds and midnight bathrooms trips down the hall no matter how asleep I am. ...

The BCBesties Awards: This one is for all of you amazing Chicago mamas

The BCBesties Awards: This one is for all of you amazing Chicago mamas
Know an amazing Chicago mom who has been a friend, resource and source of support for you? She is your BCBestie. You should nominate her for a BCBesties Award, a new promotion launched by Bump Club and Beyond to honor everyday Chicago moms who have gone above and beyond to be a friend, resource and... Read more »

Moms! Moms! Moms! A Mother's Day Round Up

Moms! Moms! Moms! A Mother's Day Round Up
I've got so many Mother's Day - related items to share with you that I feel compelled to do a round-up post. You'll find that lame round-up posts are far and few between on Wee Windy City, but sometimes it just has to be done. Mother's Day is less than a week away. Most women have already made arrangements for all of the mothers and grandmothers in their lives. Thoughtful plans are already in place. Packages have been mailed. Flowers have been ordered. On the other hand, most of the men out there are probably still a couple of days away from starting to think about Mother's Day at all. Sigh. ...
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Listen to Your Mother!

Mother’s Day gifts can be tricky business. So much of the Mother’s Day advertising, marketing and general chatter has nothing to do with what moms really want — which is just some quality time with the family (and maybe a homemade macaroni noodle necklace or something). If you are searching for a Mother’s Day gift... Read more »

Why You Shouldn't Care that Your House is a Mess: My Mother's Day Message

The three little people who call me Mama. Sorry that things have been quiet around here this week. I have two sick kids at home. You know that that goes. I thought that I should get my Mother’s Day post up while I can because I might not have another chance before Sunday (with all... Read more »