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Small Chicago Suburb Supports Muslim Neighbors

Small Chicago Suburb Supports Muslim Neighbors
On Saturday I took my family to our local mosque. We are (non-practicing) Catholics. We live in a small town where all but TWO precincts held a winning vote for Trump. Within our family, we don’t necessarily always hold the same political views or attitude towards practicing religion. We are, in ourselves, occasionally divided. What... Read more »

The Fall of Postpartum Progress: Who will help the warrior moms?

The Fall of Postpartum Progress: Who will help the warrior moms?
Earlier this week, in a sort of rug-from-right-underneath you move, Postpartum Progress announced that it would shut down completely. I’ve sat on the news a bit, scanning comments and googling articles (I’ve not found many) to see what I could find about the collapse of the national nonprofit that served as a pillar in the... Read more »

I went to the Chicago Women's March and all I got was kindness, respect and a renewed faith in democracy

I’ve gotten to do some pretty awesome things in my life. I’ve traveled to lovely places, learned powerful ideas, married the love of my life, and even grew a person or two. Participating today at the Chicago Women’s March is very high up on my list of incredible life events. I shared this event with... Read more »
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3 reasons potty training is THE WORST

We are in the throes of potty training our youngest and I’m done. I’m done with diapers and undewear. I’m done with victories and setbacks. I’m done with carpet cleaners and reward stickers. I’M DONE. I’m sure if I stop now, #2 will figure it out by kindergarten, right? Or at least by the time... Read more »

5 perks of being a mom

5 perks of being a mom
Apparently being a mom is a big deal these days. I’m one in a veritable army of mommy/lifestyle/personal bloggers. Everyone is all #momlife these days, and mommying ain’t easy in the motherHOOD (I’ve been on social media TOO LONG). Anyway, tasked with such a tough job, it’s easy for moms to complain from time to... Read more »

Teaching Tolerance: Explaining the word gay to my son

Teaching Tolerance: Explaining the word gay to my son
I’m in an interesting stage of motherhood, the explanation stage. My oldest is five, but precocious, and hyper-aware of the things going on around him. Come spend some time with him and he’ll tell you about how I swear ALL THE TIME, recount everyone’s political affiliations, and mention that I accidentally (purposefully) forget about him... Read more »
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What the Cubs win will teach my sons

I remember my first Cubs game with my parents. We sat in nearly empty seats, and everyone was more excited about gobbling down ballpark food than actually watching the game. I remember my Dad telling me the truth about being a Cubs fan. “You are a Cubs fan and it isn’t about winning.” I remained... Read more »

6 more days

I think I’m losing hair over this election (I refuse to believe that it could, in fact, be aging related). I’m certainly stressed…and baffled, bewildered, and befuddled. I have absolutely no idea how America, home of the best and the brightest, has let an absolute buffoon run for President. Nay, we haven’t just let him... Read more »

Signs to the left of me, jokers to the right, here I am...

Signs to the left of me, jokers to the right, here I am...
stuck in the middle with you. Actually, you’re stuck with me. And, the real lyrics read clowns as opposed to signs, but clowns are scary AF. And, signs, particularly signs political in nature are on my mind. Today’s ten minute drive to my son’s preschool yielded some raw data: we passed 8 Trump/Pence signs, 1... Read more »
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I went high, and the world went so very low: a tale about fraud

I’ve been a judgmental bitch lately, or, at the very least, I’ve felt that way. It’s hard not to pass judgement on others when everyone is just letting his or her crazy all out there online. This election has brought out the worst in folks, and I’m lumped into the mix. I told myself to... Read more »