Category: holidays

Keeping Mom Resolutions Real for 2016

My name is Sarah and I am addicted to making new year’s resolutions. In the final days of every year I am among the clichéd masses who are reassessing their lives and making plans to do all the things in the coming 365 days. I’m not too bad at keeping up with my resolutions and... Read more »

This Mom’s Christmas List

With Christmas right around the corner (seriously, how did that happen so fast?), so many littles are busy making Christmas lists for Santa and pretending they weren’t naughty all year long because there is the looming threat of nothin’ but coal. When I was a kid I used to have this last minute fear every... Read more »

On Mother's Day: A newbie's wish and a veteran's wisdom

Megan Drozd and Leslie Kahn are two “mommy bloggers” with ChicagoNow. Though they come from different generations, they share an intense love for their children, humor, and friendship. This is one of two collaborative posts on the theme of motherhood. Please visit the second post through the link provided at the conclusion of this piece.... Read more »

5 ways to participate in Earth Day right away

I’ve always been well intentioned but a creature of habit. This holds true when it comes to any type of attempted conservation effort on behalf of the #1 mama, Mother Earth. I gave cloth diapering a good go, but slunk back to my old disposable ways after several um, leaks, of sorts. I have a... Read more »

5 reasons I'm done with retailers this season

It’s December 3rd, and I’m done with retailers for the season. My Christmas shopping is 85% complete and I’m thinking of whittling or knitting the rest of the needed gifts myself, if I possessed either of those skills. Retailers usually hit a nerve with me (and the rest of the population) around this time of... Read more »