Posts tagged "ChicagoNow"

Donna Day: My nephew Finn is shaving his head to raise money for pediatric cancer research

Donna Day: My nephew Finn is shaving his head to raise money for pediatric cancer research
Have you heard about Donna? Today is HER day. She is the sweet daughter of fellow Chicago Now blogger Mary Tyler Mom. You can read all about her short but amazing life here. And if you want to get to know Donna’s mom and her incredible gift for storytelling, I encourage you to read this... Read more »

Here's to moms helping moms

Here's to moms helping moms
Sometimes women can be truly shitty to one another. This was true in the fifth grade when playground spats broke out over who is REALLY your best friend. This same dynamic really gets going in high school when the mean girls truly come into form and prey upon the vulnerable and the awkward (I was squarely in the latter category). I've also experienced variations on this girl-on-girl meanness in the workplace as women compete for promotions, recognition, etc. and generally try to keep each other down instead of lift each other up. But all of this catty bull shit doesn't compare to how mean moms can be to one another. It is brutal. This isn't a overt kind of a mean. It is more of a snide, judgey, "I'm nodding my head and saying one thing but inside I'm thinking about all of the ways that I am a better mom than you" kind of a thing. Even though one might expect that mothers with young kids would have a "we're all in this together" vibe going, that just isn't the case. Moms are constantly judging other moms. It is disheartening really. But sometimes there are notable exceptions to this unfortunate rule...

Bring your Babes to Blogapalooza

On Thursday, September 24, ChicagoNow and the 900 North Michigan Shops are joining together for an event called Blogapalooza. Bloga what? Why is she telling me this? What is she talking about? Must be some geeky blogger version of Lollapalooza. This doesn’t sound family-friendly. I came to this blog to find out about the best... Read more »
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