Archive for September 2010

Filth-N-Flarn & Flarn-N-Filth

Bill Cosby, in his stand up routine, said this title phrase in a rant over Richard Pryor, who he felt swore too much in his act. Richard took offense, saying he never once said “Filth-n-Flarn”. It went back and forth, until Cosby, red faced and angry, said, “You cannot say… F@ck!” Can parents? Not just... Read more »

First Day of Pre School

This is where Amelia would see kids twice a week. What an awesome place!
The day has arrived. Amelia goes to her first day of “school” today. My baby girl might look like she’s 4 years old, but she turns 3 on October 3rd, so she misses the cut off for real pre school. I’ve enrolled her at a local day care where she will go for 4 hours... Read more »

Are you a "Glam Cam" Reject?

Love & Glitter!
Do you remember my friend Lisa Matthews and her Adam Lambert obsession?  Well, I asked her to be my guest blogger for this week; so prepare to enjoy a hilarious entry from my always funny friend, Lisa. For those of you who read my first guest blog you know how insanely obsessed I am with... Read more »

Project Ladybug in Atia's Name and Oprah!

My Previous Blog > “Through Her Hair, I Saw Survival” Did you know that September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month? It’s especially meaningful to me, since as you know Atia is being treated for ALL leukemia. So, I wanted to tell you about two very exciting things that are happening at this very moment —... Read more »

TODAY'S Radio Show: Sheryl Nelson from the Goddard School

Tonight, we’ve got an exciting show for you. We’re talking about how to select a daycare school for your children and what to expect they will learn while there.  We are happy to have Sheryl Nelson, the owner of the Goddard School in Elgin here will us tonight.  For the second year in a row,... Read more »

What a Scare ! - Part 2

As you know from last week’s post, after a night of fun in our bounce house, Dylan woke up complaining of pain in his leg and refusing to walk on it. Since he had shown no signs of an injury the previous evening, I had no idea what could be the matter with him. Terrified... Read more »

Keeping Culture in our Family

"Estrellitas del Sur" and their proud parents.
As we are about to begin Hispanic Heritage Month I’ve been thinking of all the ways we keep culture in our daughters’ lives.  I know that the key is through language but what other ways do we ensure that they keep their culture and heritage.  Well, we listen to Mexican music, we eat special dishes for special ocassions,... Read more »

Who Needs Toys?

When I was a kid, I remember my parents getting a dishwasher and giving my brothers and me the huge cardboard box it came in.  It was the best!  We cut holes in the sides to make windows and doors.  We decorated it with markers and stickers and made it our very own clubhouse.  We... Read more »

The Mommy Test

Happy Labor Day everyone! Enjoy the latest edition of the Mommy Test. A WGN Morning News segment where my fellow Mommy Valerie Warner and I get to test a lot of those products that you see on TV promising to make your life easier. This time products include Razor Reach,   The Jupiter Jack and The Potty Flip Disposable... Read more »

In Isolation: No Visitors Allowed!

My sister, Julie, and my dad at my wedding six years ago.
My Previous Blog > “Giuliana Rancic From E! News on Ay, Mama!’s Radio Show” One is the loneliest number that you’ll ever do. Two can be as bad as one, it’s the loneliest number since the number one. — “One” by Three Dog Night Last January, with a temperature of 103.4 and a low white... Read more »