Archive for November 2013

JFK's Death Through the Eyes of an Irish Catholic Born After He Died

When President John F. Kennedy was killed, 50 years ago today, I was not even a glint in my parents’ eyes.  They were sleep deprived after having delivered their second child, my sister, just two weeks earlier.  I was still six years away.  So why on earth is this day so significant to me? I... Read more »

Figuring It Out

This post is part of the ChicagoNow monthly collective “blogapalooza” wherein one topic is presented at 9 p.m. and bloggers are afforded one hour to write their little blogger hearts out, publishing whatever they have by 10 p.m. Today’s topic: Write about a great challenge faced by you, by someone else, by an entity, at... Read more »

My Life as a Mercedes Lady

I’ve been driving a Mercedes for three years.  That is a sentence I never thought I would type, but it’s true.  And let me tell you, it’s been pretty cool, but now it’s time to say goodbye. In 2010, Mary Tyler Dad was gifted a three year lease of a new Mercedes Benz C Class... Read more »

Oh No, He Didn't! Jon Stewart Talks Smack About Chicago

I love Jon Stewart, I do, I do, I do.  But making headlines today is the seven minute smack down he gave to Chicago last night on The Daily Show.  You can watch it here in its entirety. The back story is simple.  Chicago’s beloved SEARS Tower (and yes, some may call it the Willis... Read more »

Not a Box

One of my favorite books for the kiddos is called Not a Box by Antoinette Portis. It is a great celebration and exploration of a child’s imagination, how a child can take a cardboard box and transform it into a race car or a rocket ship just by thinking it.  I love the pride of... Read more »

The MOST: A Story of Friendship

This is a guest post by a regular reader turned friend of this blog.  It explores the bonds of women’s friendships and how they are so instrumental in mothering.  I am proud to share it with you.   By Vicki Goedert It started out simply uniting over pacifiers, potty training, and play groups. Our particular... Read more »

Marriage Equality in Illinois and the Hate That Generates

As of yesterday, 15 states have legalized marriage equality.  15/50.  It’s not enough, but it’s something, and as with any big endeavor, any paradigm shift, these things take time.  But step by step, state by state, the tide is turning, make no mistake.  Soon enough, marriage equality will be our American reality.  And a generation... Read more »