Archive for June 2012

Guest Post: A Father's Tale of Two Babies

Two babies is a subject that’s near and dear to acitymom’s heart. While today’s guest blogger, ChicagoNow’s John Chatz of It’s Never Just Black and White isn’t talking about twins, his story of his two babies is sure to melt your heart. (I haven’t read it through once without getting all verklempt!) Enjoy! (and keep... Read more »

Guest Poster, Patrick O'Hara: I am nerd and I am proud of it!

Lately there has been a lot of talk about bullying.  In fact, there is documentary that came out recently that shows the effects that bullying has on kids.  I know firsthand how it feels to be bullied it happened to me.  I was never the popular kid, I was awkward, I was weird. Guess what? ... Read more »

Thank you! A City Mom #5 Circle of Moms Blog

A heartfelt THANK YOU to everyone who voted (and especially those who voted Chicago-style, you know, those who voted and voted and voted) for A City Mom in the Circle of Moms Top 25 Moms of Teens Blog Contest. We took fifth place and I couldn’t be more thrilled! You, dear readers, are the best!... Read more »
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I call it!

I call left window! I call corner piece! Second pole position! First song! Second song! We have this ritual at our house, the ritual of calling things. You know, like calling “shotgun” when you go for a car ride (we call that, too.) But there are rules involved. You can’t “call” certain things too preemptively.... Read more »

I want to win second place!!

I want to win second place!!
Recently a reader nominated me for the Circle of Moms Top 25 Moms of Teens blog contest. Oh, did I say a reader? I meant me. I nominated myself. Although technically, I am a reader of my own blog (I often go back later to enjoy a favorite past time of noticing punctuation and grammatical... Read more »

I'll be at the Beverly Arts Center tonight! C'mon out!

I'll be at the Beverly Arts Center tonight! C'mon out!
I’m the featured author at the  Beverly Arts Center Book Club tonight. I’ll be doing a reading, followed by a Q & A session and book club discussion (and no, you don’t need to have read the book!) Afterward, I’ll be signing copies of Down at the Golden Coin!  I would LOVE to see you... Read more »
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No one feels sorry for you if you get "stuck" in Paris, or Thank you honey, for "fighting the battle of Bedford Falls."

No one feels sorry for you if you get "stuck" in Paris, or Thank you honey, for "fighting the battle of Bedford Falls."
Nobody feels sorry for you if you get stuck in Paris. I know this because I just got stuck in Paris. For two extra days. The first day, admittedly, was pretty great, because when we’d learned our return flight had cancelled we were able to plan a trip to Normandy for the next day. (A... Read more »

I played hooky from my life and spent the day in the garden

I played hooky from my life and spent the day in the garden
Today, I played hooky in my garden. I should have written a blog this morning. I should have gone to Costco (out of paper towels and those cans of mandarin oranges), I should have been working on PR or marketing for my book—or sat my sorry ass in the chair and worked on my next... Read more »