Archive for October 2011

I don't like Halloween

At one, Ame wore a Minnie Mouse outfit from her older cousin Mariana.
I know, it comes as a shock to you that I, who dresses up more than once for her TV job, does not care for Halloween at all. It’s not for moral issues or dental concerns. Believe me, the candy part or the pagan dress up does not concern me. I just don’t like it.... Read more »

What Did We Miss?

When people hear that we adopted domestically the second time around, they invariably comment on how great it is that “L” was placed with us as a newborn.  “That way, you are there from the very beginning,” they say. “You don’t miss out on anything.”  The thing is, we don’t feel like we missed out... Read more »

Mommy Pampering at Urban Mom Salon

Mommy Pampering at Urban Mom Salon
As a stay-at-home mom, I almost never have time for beauty and fashion. Don’t get me wrong, I like love to look good, but the reality is I’m one of those sweatpants-tennis-shoes-ponytail-wearin’ moms. Manicures and pedicures are such a treat. Fresh highlights are da bomb! The combination of the two, forgedtaboutit! No, seriously, forget about it. As... Read more »

To Work, or Not to Work

This topic has been the source of argument & contention since women joined the workforce. Do I leave my job to raise my kids? Can I work? Do I even have a choice? I remember the mad scramble in the years leading up to having a baby. We paid off my car, but I didn’t get pregnant. We... Read more »

Where Did The Time Go?

Yesterday was my 20th wedding anniversary, and I have to ask…where did the time go?  Ken and I have known each other for almost 30 years as we grew up together.  We started dating in college and got married a few years after we graduated.  Some days it does not feel like we’ve been married 20... Read more »

What's the answer? No, don't tell me

I found another one. I couldn’t believe it because I thought I had gotten rid of them all. I guess not. I was getting out the car and it caught my eye… I hadn’t seen this one before, but I’d found others around the house. But again, I thought … well, that’s what I get... Read more »

I Had To Let Her Go... To School

My Previous Blog September is always such a beautiful month in Chicago. It’s the closest we get to weather perfection. The sun is shining, the air is slightly cool, the sky is a brilliant blue. Everyone strategically inserts pieces of their new fall wardrobe, eager for the change, pulling layers off when it gets a... Read more »

A mommy meltdown on TV

I knew it would eventually happen because it always does to every working mom in the world. The moment when both your professional and your mommy world collide and you just have to throw in the towel.  Except when you work on television, this collision can end up being live on the air for all... Read more »

Raising a Daughter with Down Syndrome

The Reinertson family
October is National Down Syndrome Awareness month. One of my dearest friends, Anne Reinertson, is the mother of a child with Down syndrome. In honor of little Regan – and in hopes of raising awareness – I am reposting Anne’s guest post from last year about raising a child with a disability. On October 7, 2005... Read more »

The Church of Live Music

I believe in the Church of Baseball. I’ve tried all the major religions, and most of the minor ones. I’ve tried ’em all, I really have, and the only church that truly feeds the soul, day in, day out, is the Church of Baseball. Susan Sarandon in “Bull Durham” The most amazing religious experience I... Read more »