Archive for September 2011

Cancer: Will we ever stop the madness?

Cancer: Will we ever stop the madness?
It’s been quite a month for so many of us that have had the privilege of reading fellow blogger Mary Tyler Mom’s heartbreaking story of her beautiful daughter Donna, lost at the tender age of 4 to as she calls cancer – “the beast”. And a beast it is. In so many ways I can’t... Read more »

Pets are people too

Pets are people too
This morning when I signed onto Facebook I was greeted with the news that my niece’s cat, Dottie, had passed away. Her comment thread spoke of how much of a wreck she was; how sad she felt. Later this afternoon, my brother called me to let me know that their dog of 16 years, Katie,... Read more »

Newsflash: Raising children costs more now.

Newsflash: Raising children costs more now.
Last week a source published a new report with the shocking and unsettling news that it is now more expensive than ever to raise a child. I am so surprised that I would like to write a letter to the reporters that put together this story as I had absolutely no idea. http://money.cnn.com/2011/09/21/pf/cost_raising_child/?iid=HP_LN. To Whom... Read more »
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The dumbing down of our lives

The dumbing down of our lives
When I was a kid I thought the world was a pretty amazing place. I had a happy childhood for the most part (save for a few bullies that made my life miserable, but I digress) with memories like Morry the Good Humor Ice Cream man giving us rides around the neighborhood, watching The Honeymooners... Read more »

Holy Twitter Batman!

Holy Twitter Batman!
My Dr. Seuss take on the beast known as Twitter.   Back in the day when this boomer arrived, We didn’t need social media to survive. But now in this century technology abounds and along with it social media was found. First it was Myspace then Zuckerberg’s Book, What a leap into social media that... Read more »

What if it were Chicago on 9/11/2001?

What if it were Chicago on 9/11/2001?
As a person who has been completely consumed by the events of 9/11 for nearly 10 years now, it has never been far from my mind that the acts of terrorism executed on that day could very well have been right here in Chicago. Each time I drive into the city on a clear day... Read more »
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Why it's time to bring Disco back. Really.

Why it's time to bring Disco back. Really.
You could call this blog “Confessions of a Former Disco Queen” or just understand that at one time in my life, I was the quintessential dancing machine. Fully clad in a variety of Danskin leotards, polyester swingy skirts and 5″ inch heels, I lived for the dance floor. And  I was happy. Which is why... Read more »

Toddlers and Tiaras equals "Pedofodder"

Toddlers and Tiaras equals "Pedofodder"
As a blogger, of course I am always interested in how many people read what I have to write. I look forward to my daily reports telling me how many and what search terms may have led someone to my story that day. They are always fairly typical search terms so imagine my complete and... Read more »

When a child leaves the nest, it ain't easy.

When a child leaves the nest, it ain't easy.
Tomorrow my oldest daughter will be moving out. Not to camp, not to college but out and on her own. This is a pretty traumatic event for my husband and I as we only can remember her as our first child, our little girl. Our little princess toddling around in a variety of self-chosen party... Read more »
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