Archive for November 2012

Mommy bloggers: What's the age limit on your kids to be considered one?

Mommy bloggers: What's the age limit on your kids to be considered one?
For the past couple of weeks (actually since I started blogging as I’d never really heard the term before) I have heard a lot about Mommy bloggers. Actually four of my fellow Chicagonow bloggers are nominated for best Mommy blogs. They are awesome and so are their blogs.  Funny though, for some reason I’ve never... Read more »

Holiday shopping manners: a public service announcement

Holiday shopping manners: a public service announcement
It’s a busy season. Real busy. We shop, fight crowds and wait in lines. When we are doing this however, we are usually not thinking of the people who are behind the counters waiting on us. The people that are putting in crazy hours, putting up with endless demands from impatient customers. The people that... Read more »

Thanksgiving "thanks": Do you really, really mean it?

Thanksgiving "thanks": Do you really, really mean it?
Thanksgiving. A day when people gather with family and friends to just as the picture says, give thanks for the things that they already have. I love Thanksgiving. I love the aura of it, the warmth of family; the gratitude in just being able to sit together with people I love and care about. To... Read more »
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Cheap parking in Chicago? Well the first 20 minutes is only $6!

 Cheap parking in Chicago? Well the first 20 minutes is only $6!
Yes, that’s right only $6! However, by the time you drive in, get your ticket, drive up the circular ramps until you feel like throwing up, find a spot on the last possible floor you have spent that $6. Then it’s all downhill from there. With many parking garages getting at least $24-$35 for anything... Read more »

Lauren Spierer petition: still working hard for answers to her disappearance

Lauren Spierer petition: still working hard for answers to her disappearance
Lauren Spierer, a student at Indiana University in Bloomington, IN went missing in the early morning hours of June 3, 2011. This is not “new” news as her family, friends and other bloggers/writers continue to keep the story alive in the hopes of finding answers. The biggest tragedy however is the refusal of the people... Read more »

Twilight: Breaking Dawn 2 and the end of an era; kinda

Twilight: Breaking Dawn 2 and the end of an era; kinda
Well folks, it’s T minus four days until the long awaited last installment of the epic Twilight series makes its debut. Guaranteed by the end of the weekend I will have seen it and possibly seen it again. That’s right. I’m 55 and a diehard Twihard. For years I had not picked up a single... Read more »
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Breast Milk Baby Doll: News all over again?

Breast Milk Baby Doll: News all over again?
This is a repeat of my blog from March 2011 when there was great controversy over this doll. Suddenly it is appearing all over the news, including commentary from Bill O’Reilly. “Not that I am looking to start an uproar or choose to be that controversial blogger that people will hate, but I have to... Read more »

Election 2012: So I voted after all

Election 2012: So I voted after all
Wow, am I a hypocrite or what? I wrote a couple weeks ago about all the reasons I planned to skip the vote this year and here I am having voted after all. It wasn’t an easy decision and up until even last night I was positive I would not do it. Then this morning came... Read more »

Sex, boobs, toddlers, tiaras and serial killers

There is a reason that I have chosen this headline today. You see, although I have been writing for Chicagonow.com for nearly two years, my blog has not had what I would say is the success I had hoped for. Maybe it’s because I am so random in my thoughts or that I just don’t... Read more »
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