Archive for January 2017

Things I Love Thursday - Ice Skating

I’m listening to a Throwback Thursday playlist on Spotify as I type this and it brings me right back. Back to when I was a figure skater for many years of my life.  Some pivotal, life changing years. My parents and I spent about a decade in ice rinks and driving around the Chicagoland area... Read more »

Things I Love Thursday - The Obamas

Many have written their beautiful tributes to President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama, and their girls turned young women as of late.  I was going to let it pass and let others do the thanking for me, but alas, I need to throw my thanks in as well.  If you’re not here for this,... Read more »

Pacifier Addiction: Letting Go of the Paci with the Help of a Pink Build-a-Bear

Our kids just turned four (not sure if you heard). From early on, our girl favored a pacifier (paci), while our boy favored his lovey (Dida). I never really gave a rip what they used while they slept, as long as they weren’t harmful or impacting their health and growth.  All was fine according to dentists... Read more »

Beauty and the Beast Named Anxiety

Always lurking.  Looming.  The looming dread.  The looming fear.  The looming unknown. People say “get out of your comfort zone” and let me tell you that most of my life is spent getting out of my comfort zone because I am never entirely comfortable.  But the difference today is that I know myself enough to know... Read more »

Things I Love Thursday - Avocado Toast

That’s right, I’m bringing TILT back!  Things I Love Thursday is back in the house! Now, I cannot promise I will be able to do it every week, but enough of you have told me you miss it for me to want it back as well. So, without further ado, I give you – Avocado... Read more »

How Do You Make Two Babies? Love, Hope, and Science Worked 4 Years Ago

It was harmless enough. The babes (not yet four years old) and I were driving back from Woodfield Mall 3 days before Christmas (yes, I lost my damn mind), and as we made the 40 minute drive I was pummeled by relentless questioning starting with: “How do you make two babies?” “Well when two people... Read more »