Archive for January 2013

Beating Winter Blues

What a tease. Tuesday was 60+ degrees and today we are at 10 degrees. This stinks, but why am I surprised. I do live in Chicago and its January. What should I expect? Yet I am sick of it. I hate Winter. As the days get shorter and the nights get colder, even the best... Read more »

Pregnant observations

Fellow pregnant ladies, when it seems everyone around you is saying: “Wow, are you sure you are due in April? Is it one baby? You have some time to go!”, give it a week. It seemed that for a week, that’s all my coworkers could say, seven days later, the same people said: “April, you... Read more »


If I seem a little happier in the past few days, have a little spring in my step, it’s because I’m finally, FINALLY getting some sleep! It only took 19 months to get some… As you know if you’ve been following this blog, Liam is a great baby but has always been a terrible sleeper.... Read more »

The Twenty-Some Year Fashion Cycle

I first keyed in on this phenomenon while in college. It was the late 80’s (Good Lord! How is that so long ago already?), and all over campus, people wore tie dyed shirts. The quintessential 60’s hippie band The Grateful Dead was continually touring but now in support of their first top ten hit “Touch of... Read more »

You Know You Have A Boy When…

The other day at breakfast, Cole said to Cooper and me, “Hey, does anyone want to see my butt?” I was like “WHAT”. I asked him to repeat himself as I was not sure what he said, and yes, that is what he said. I have to admit, I thought it was funny at first,... Read more »

Is This the Year?

If you are a longstanding reader of this blog, you might remember that I have been struggling with my weight the past few years. During our first adoption process, before Dylan came home, I gained so much weight from stress eating and quitting cigarettes that it was the heaviest I’d ever been in my life.... Read more »

More Sex And the Mommy

I am still giggling over the comments my little Sex Blog received last week. So much so, I joked that I should do a sex advice column, but then, what does some vanilla mom from the burbs really know? In my opinion, our culture concentrates way to much on violence and not enough on sex (not porn,... Read more »

Bucket Lists

So many people are talking about their ‘bucket list’ and what they want to accomplish. I guess I need to catch up with the times and create my own bucket list. But what is a bucket list, and why is it called this? Why isn’t it just called your life goals? The concept of a... Read more »

Things are about to get crazy

“Things are about to get crazy. And by things, I mean me.” This was the morning greeting to my husband last Saturday as I announced that I was starting my third trimester. Blame it on the nesting period or just the fact that we (and by we, I mean me since I’m the one who... Read more »

Just Adopt American Kids

My guest blogger today is Jenny Hornsby Morgan, a fellow Kaz adoptive mom (she actually met Dylan at the Delphin Baby House before we did!) who recently completed the adoption of her third child from Russia just a short time before Russia imposed the ban on U.S. adoptions.  She originally wrote this entry for her... Read more »