Tag: Domestic life

Don't Sleep with the Schwan's Man and Other Things I've Learned Living in the 'Burbs

Don't Sleep with the Schwan's Man and Other Things I've Learned Living in the 'Burbs
After reading the numerous stories regarding the CPS strike and general frustration with the Chicago Public Schools,  it occurred to me that some current city dwellers might be contemplating packing up and heading to the land of minivans, lawn movers and cookie cutter abodes. Before you trade in your urban-cool digs, there are a few... Read more »

Masculine Confusion in Aisle 9 – A Suburban Dad Hits the Drugstore

Masculine Confusion in Aisle 9 –  A Suburban Dad Hits the Drugstore
The first thing I notice when I pull into my neighborhood CVS is that the sign is gone. The “Parking Reserved for Pregnant Women” sign the local moms found so cute when we first moved into suburbia had been ripped from its moorings, leaving a big blotchy stain on the wall that will stand as... Read more »

Lacking the Crafty Mom Gene: Scarring My Children with Creativity

Lacking the Crafty Mom Gene: Scarring My Children with Creativity
I am not ashamed to admit I am lacking in the arts and crafts department. It is a little embarrassing when visitors mistake my creative expression for something my 3-year-old made in preschool… I long to create mini masterpieces at the whim of my imagination. I subscribe to many blogs and newsletters hoping to be... Read more »
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Achieving Domestic Perfection

For those of you who are familiar with my posts, you already know I have stains on my mattress and a knack for embarrassing myself in public.What you may not know is I used to have an affair. A love affair, rather, with house cleaning. I used to love scrubbing floors, cleaning toilets, dusting, and... Read more »