The Trouble With Comparisons

Sometimes I get mad, and I mean really mad, at my husband because I don’t think he thinks I am a good enough wife or mom. But here’s the thing (and this is like the biggest truth I could ever spew)…he has never, ever, EVER, not even once, given me any reason to think that he... Read more »

Things I Need My Kids To Know

A few years ago, after a particularly horrible week at work, I wrote a letter to my boys about some things I wanted them to know about life that I felt would help them remain the truest versions of their amazing little selves down the road. I knew when I wrote it that they wouldn’t... Read more »

Inside That School

Inside That School
It seems a little silly that something like my baby starting Kindergarten could bring me to tears as quickly as it has been able to the past 24 hours, but I have totally fallen victim to the whole “how is time going so incredibly fast” thing. You see, I am pretty sure it was just... Read more »

The Truth About Moms

If there is one thing I am very certain of in life, it is that I, in NO way, truly appreciated the value of my mom until I became one. I wasn’t ungrateful (well, actually I probably was ungrateful, but it totally wasn’t intentional), and I didn’t discount everything she did (well, I probably did,... Read more »

Who We Are

Today was painful. As Americans, as humans, as parents, we were kind of ugly today.Today hurt. Not much made sense. Today was loud. People freaked out a bit. And that’s okay. Sometimes we freak out. Sometimes things are scary, and they are uncertain and they are as devastating and disheartening as today was for a... Read more »

Parenting: You're Doing It Wrong

I am not the best parent in the world, and I am totally okay with that. Some days I nail it. I run this thing like I know exactly what I am doing and everything falls into place. We all wake up on time, I remember to make dinner, we all brush our teeth in... Read more »

I'm Not One To Brag, But Since You Asked

I am not really that good at talking about things I am good at, which is ironic because the whole purpose of this blog tonight is to write about something I am really good at. About 15 minutes ago I was given the task of writing about something I am really good at. Apparently, I... Read more »

All of the tomorrows

It’s been a LONG while since I have written (weird!) but I decided that I would take advantage of being free during ChicagoNow’s Blogapalooz-Hour and give tonight’s topic a shot. I was given one hour to write on the assigned topic… “Write about your tomorrow. Not figuratively, literally write about anything that you hope, fear,... Read more »

Through Parenting Eyes

Parenting is tough. Even during the fun stuff, it is tough. It is the most rewarding thing you could ever imagine and while it is too much of an awesome thing to call a job, it’s a full time gig. It’s a constant stream of thoughts, a puddle of tears, a room full of laughter…it... Read more »

Letting Go Of Perfect

Over the course of any given day, I forget approximately 1,419 things. I remember twice as many things (mostly from the day before) and I follow through on lots of things, but I still manage to not get around to a lot more things than I do get around to. I am the queen of feeling... Read more »