Tag: humor

A week with two sick children by the numbers

This week has been a rough one. From Sunday through Thursday either a really bad cold or a very mild flu plagued our home infiltrating every crevice and taking my two children as victims along the way. Fevers have broken and coughs have abated but this evil virus has left weakened children, a messy home... Read more »

5 reasons why I hate glitter

I know what you are thinking. Only five reasons? While glitter is a year-round fixture in households like mine dominated by young children, the points of entry definitely multiply during the holidays. Christmas cards, tree ornaments, school art projects, gift bags, bows and Advent calendars seem to be the preferred vessels which transport this evil... Read more »

Thoughts while sitting in reception before my interview

It is 1:23 p.m. I am sitting in the lobby reception area outside the company where I have a 1:30 p.m. interview with the hiring manager. I gave my name to the receptionist and I am now waiting, waiting, waiting. I’ve been here maybe one minute already which is long enough to know the next... Read more »

6 objects on college campuses in the 90s that are still there today

Blue lights/emergency phones. I would have thought these direct lines to campus security would have gone away in this era of smartphone dominance. Guess not.
Thanks to my son’s after school activities these days I have been spending quite a bit of time on college campuses. He takes piano lessons at one local college while his accelerated writing class takes place at another. Plus, college has been on my mind lately as I am coming up on my 20th reunion.... Read more »

A Knot-style review of a toddler birthday party

Last weekend I hosted my daughter’s birthday party. Thanks to a move and myriad other circumstances, at age 3 this was the first party we had for her that involved more than the four of us. We had a nice little Minnie Mouse themed party and our house was filled with neighbors and their children.... Read more »

When was Ferris Bueller's day off?

I am a child of the 80’s generation. I can tell you the first few videos MTV aired. I wore Madonna-esque lace bows in my permed hair that I bleached with Sun-In. Therefore, it makes total sense that I love the movie “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” so much I have it memorized. This was true... Read more »

How we sold our house in a day

It was a year ago when MBA Dad flew here to Chicago on a snowy April day for a last round interview for the job that ultimately brought us here. Once he accepted, we created a huge to-do list of things that had to be done to get the whole family out here, the most... Read more »