Archive for December 2012

The Spirit of Christmas Runs Deep in Kids

Atia’s Project Ladybug Fund is in the final week of its Second Annual Ladybug Love for the Holiday’s Toy Drive. Since November 23rd, we’ve been collecting new, unwrapped toys at over 24 locations around Chicagland. The outpouring of support this year has been spectacular. Last year, we amassed over 1,200 items, and this year, we’re... Read more »

The Honeymoon is Over

Remember back in July when Dylan got diagnosed with a vision problem and we found out he had to wear glasses? In my post, I raved about how well Dylan was doing with his glasses and how easily he had adjusted. Well, the honeymoon appears to be over. Dylan’s first pair of glasses lasted exactly... Read more »

A New Tradition

A New Tradition
I have been a big fan of the Ugly Christmas Sweater trend. I even won last year for my 25 year old sweatshirt that has Tweety Bird on it and says “Fa Wa Wa Wa Waaa.” Good stuff. Christmas sweaters were always bordering on ugly anyway, even when tastefully done, but now that we are... Read more »

I Want, I Want, I Want!

I wrote this blog last year, but I feel it’s worth repeating again since the “I Wants” are back again.  It’s so bad this year that Cooper has collected all of the store fliers since November and reads them everyday.  He keeps them next to his bed.  Help!!! Ken and I are a bit concerned... Read more »

Now hear this:

I’ve been struggling to find my writing voice… I had it – for years but it has since changed. Or at least I feel it has changed enough for me to second guess what I want to say and how I want to write it. I can pinpoint one reason for this: SCHOOL. I’m in... Read more »

That boy is not going to like me

She clearly stated she wanted a boy because she liked to tickle boys, (I know, that statement alone should worry me), yet when we told our five year old daughter she was having a brother, she literally colapsed in tears. “Why? Why do you have a boy in there? I wanted a sister. Why can’t... Read more »


Even though we are surrounded by Christmas decorations and everywhere I go holiday music is blaring, I’m having a really hard time wrapping my mind about the fact that it’s already December and that this year is already coming to a close. It seems like only yesterday we were in Puerto Rico celebrating last Christmas,... Read more »