Archive for May 2016

10 awesome things about being a mom

10 awesome things about being a mom
I’ve been trying to carve out a little more time to read lately.  I stumbled upon a quick read, Neil Pasricha’s 2011 The Book of Awesome. And…it’s kinda awesome. It celebrates the little things in life that makes us all happy—the other side of the pillow, putting clothes on right out of the dryer, and... Read more »

Why the Happy Chewbacca Lady is the best

You saw the video, right? You HAD to have seen the video by now. It is everywhere. The number of friends on my Facebook feed that has shared this video is in the double digits. It seems the Happy Chewbacca lady has brightened everyone’s Friday. Frankly, my day needed her. Actually, I don’t think I’m... Read more »

The newest addition to the Mable family...

It’s a….baby boy! Last week, my husband and I welcomed a beautiful baby boy into the world named Finn Leo Jonah. He is beautiful–a spitting image of his older brother to the point of it feeling like science fiction to look into his eyes sometimes–and a nursing champ who loves to sleep. He’s pretty peaceful... Read more »
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Those first magical moments

In honor of Mable Sarah and her newest little love, I want everyone  to take a quick trip down memory lane to those first magical moments that we all got to hold our babies. Maybe you were a mom, and exhausted and terrified. Perhaps you were a dad, and exhausted and terrified. Maybe you were... Read more »

May is Perinatal Mood Disorder Awareness month

May is an important month in Illinois. The flowers are beginning to bloom and the school year is drawing to a close. Good moods and excitement for the upcoming summer abound. Growing baby bumps seem to be everywhere as people slough off the extra layers they’ve been piling on all winter—and portions of this spring.... Read more »

It just might be the last one or the first one...

People, it is almost May 18th. Babytron’s due date is drawing nearer and nearer. I am excited and nervous for delivery and bursting with anticipation to see if this little bundle is a boy or a girl. Will their nose be as boop-able as it looked in the ultrasound? Will they have lots of hair... Read more »
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The mom advice I wish I would have gotten

The mom advice I wish I would have gotten
The first line of my LTYM piece starts, “I seem to remember someone mentioning that motherhood is really difficult.” When you are expecting, so many mothers will come up to you and offer advice, or take a stroll down memory lane. It always happens the same way; they see your belly, a smile flits across... Read more »

A million points of light: My experience performing with Listen To Your Mother

A million points of light: My experience performing with Listen To Your Mother
I did this thing yesterday where I got the chance to perform as a 2016 cast member of Chicago’s Listen To Your Mother. It’s this motherhood series, movement really, where real people get the chance to tell their stories. These are not trained mom actors, rather real women (and men) that choose to stand up... Read more »