Archive for April 2015

Why I clean like crazy before moving in

It is long after midnight on a school night and here I am, cleaning our new house like crazy before we move in Monday morning. I wasn’t going to stay past midnight. In fact, I wasn’t going to stay past 11. The thing is, one hint of dirt led to more grime that I had... Read more »

My daughter was -196 degrees Celsius

April 19 to 25 is RESOLVE National Infertility Awareness Week. In keeping with this year’s theme, “You Are Not Alone” this week I will feature posts about infertility and my story. Read about part 1, part 2, and part 3 here.  After my son was born we still had 2 frozen embryos from his IVF cycle in storage. I never... Read more »

IVF and the game of red light, green light: my infertility story part 3

April 19 to 25 is RESOLVE National Infertility Awareness Week. In keeping with this year’s theme, “You Are Not Alone” this week I will feature posts about infertility and my story. Read about part 1 and part 2 here.  Moving on to the next ride meant riding the IVF roller coaster. It’s twice as long as the... Read more »
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The inconsiderate mother

The inconsiderate mother coughs without covering her mouth around others while grocery shopping at Jewel. The inconsiderate mother opens the rear doors just a bit too wide to get her child out and hits the door of the car parked next to her. The inconsiderate mother uses those free Wet Wipes to clean her cart... Read more »

Riding the roller coaster over and over again: my infertility story part 2

April 19 to 25 is RESOLVE National Infertility Awareness Week. In keeping with this year’s theme, “You Are Not Alone” this week I will feature posts about infertility and my story. Read about part 1 here.  I was able to get an appointment at the fertility clinic in February. By this point we were into 2007. We... Read more »

When there are no birds and bees: my infertility story part 1

April 19 to 25 is RESOLVE National Infertility Awareness Week. In keeping with this year’s theme, “You Are Not Alone”, this week I will feature posts about infertility and my story. I love classic pop but I loathe that mid-60s Jewel Akens classic “The Birds and The Bees.” I am sorry if the song is... Read more »
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5 things I hate about moving

Here we go again. After renting our townhouse for less than 9 months we are moving again, this time into the house we bought earlier this year. In theory this move should be easier since we are moving 2 stops down the Metra line instead of over 1000 miles, which required a truck longer than... Read more »

My top 10 age appropriate classic rock songs

<iframe width="420" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/1T9apksOv6k" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe><br>10. "Forever Young" by Rod Stewart.  This is from the same artist who gave us "Do Ya Think I'm Sexy" not even 10 years earlier?  I don't think it's possible for this song to be more different. To me, it's like an Irish (or in this case, English) blessing from a father to his children.
In my last post I compiled my list of age inappropriate classic rock songs I have exposed my children to in the car. Believe it or not, my children really do listen to more than sex and drugs with their rock and roll. So, here is my list of the most age appropriate songs we... Read more »

My top 10 age inappropriate classic rock songs

<iframe width="420" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/5oVBvxA0mm0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe><br>10. "Smokin"In the Boy's Room" original by Brownsville Station, remake by Motley Crue. I don't ever want to find out my son was smoking anything, at school or anywhere.
I love classic rock. One of the reasons why I can’t wait until we move from the rental into the new house in two weeks is because I can finally unpack all the boxes, including the one which contains one of my all-time favorite books, “The Heart of Rock and Soul, 1001 Greatest Singles Ever... Read more »
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Fathers, you can afford a stay at home mom, but do the math first

Earlier this week, the blog post “Fathers, you can’t afford a Stay-At-Home Mom” went viral and was featured on a segment on “Good Morning America” on Tuesday. One of the mysteries of the Internet is why now since this post is dated March 20, almost 3 weeks ago. Anyway, it’s actually a touching post as... Read more »