Archive for March 2015

Hair raising tales of a massage therapist

Here I am providing chair massage to participants of the 2014 Portage Park 5K Run. I am in charge of organizing the massage tent. As many of you know, my day job is that of a licensed massage therapist. That is a subject that I don’t often blog about, but the events of the past... Read more »

Parental Oversharing: How much is too much?

As many of you know, I have a 14 year old adopted son whom we adopted when he was 2 days old. As a result of the trauma of being adopted, he has displayed many behaviors that have caused our family unit a great deal of stress. Now, there’s an understatement. Over the years, I... Read more »

Why I stay home on St. Patrick's Day

Don’t get me wrong…I have nothing against people of Irish descent. In fact, my husband’s people are Irish. They are lovely people with lovely, lilting accents, lovely traditions, lovely dancing and lovely music. As we all know in Chicago, “everyone is Irish on St. Patrick’s Day” due to our fair city’s large Irish/Irish-American population which... Read more »

Mummy, can I buy this?

As he uttered those 5 words, chills ran down my spine… Mummy.Can.I.Buy.This. This is “E speak” for I want to spend my allowance, to which I am not entitled until I get the money from the After School Matters program to pay for the TV I broke on February 2 which my Mom paid to... Read more »

Donna Day 2015: Honoring Her Precious Memory

I never had the pleasure of meeting Donna, but I have seen pictures of her adorable, smiling face and read stories about her joie de vivere and her indomitable spirit even with all she had to endure in her young life. No child she have to go through cancer treatments and no parents should have... Read more »

The paltry choice of Medicaid providers has not improved with Obamacare

We sure do know how to pick em. Well, actually, that’s not true since we have so few to pick from. I am talking about health care providers that take AllKids Insurance or as so many people still call it; public aid. So warm and cozy a term that makes you feel so special. I... Read more »

Governor Rauner: After School MATTERS

Dear Governor Rauner: I get it that our state of Illinois is bankrupt. I get it that it is important to live within our means, as a state, but I am begging you, if that should be necessary, to leave the After School Matters program alone. For those readers who are not familiar with the... Read more »