It’s not pretty

October 7, 2015

Allowing my seven year old to stay up late and watch the Cubs’ game sounded like a tolerable request when Adam was responsible for putting Drew to sleep upon completion of the game and dealing with him in the morning. What is completely not tolerable is the fact that Adam conveniently needed to go out of town this week, leaving […]

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I got style!!!

June 18, 2014

I was recently given the opportunity to participate in the What’s Your Summer Style? promotion from Ross Dress for Less. I, of course, wanted to know my summer style…I have got to find some style other than shorts and tank which seems to be my everyday apparel. So I took the test here. It told me that a maxi skirt […]

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Does It Get Better? By Lisa Seidenberg

May 5, 2014

As I approach the eve of my son turning 6 months tomorrow I’m filled with a sense of awe and pride by how far we’ve come. It amazes me that it’s been 6 months since I heard his piercing wail for the first time while grinning ear to ear at my husband. Eyes locked in acknowledgement that our lives would […]

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The Ambiguous Side Dish

January 21, 2014

When attending a social gathering and one says “bring a side dish,” what does that really mean? A) Throw some pasta in a bowl and call it a side dish? B) Research an elaborate, meal alternative to impress the pants off of everyone attending? C) Pickup some slaw from Whole Foods or Sunset and pay WAY too much. D) Go […]

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September 29, 2015

In a very short time (yes, I have a countdown going) my husband and I will leave our children for 7 days to go on an adult only vacation. Yipppppeeee! In preparation of this grand departure, I have encountered two major challenges. For one, our schedule! I don’t want to toot my own horn but toot toot. How is it […]

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My Religion

September 24, 2015

Yesterday was the holiest day in a Jewish person’s year. It was the day of atonement where we fast and apologize for all the mistakes we have made yearlong. Spending my day hungry, thirsty and headachey, I spent most of the day doing what I always do – beating down on myself. “I’m sorry for not being a better mother […]

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Is it time for an upgrade???

September 15, 2015

I have explained my desire to keep Noah my baby. And for the most part, he’s completely on board. He’s happily embraced school in a well-balanced, “mom didn’t mess me up too badly by keeping me the baby” sorta way. There are some things that come with age, or experiencing school, that I’m hesitant to jump on board with. He […]

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Say a little prayer for me…

September 8, 2015

I have always traveled with an entourage. I’m not talking about my hair dresser or anyone named Turtle. Rather, my mom and grandparents have been at everything in my life big or small or in between. My biggest cheerleaders and there to support me through it all. Having children didn’t change that, just made my entourage larger. All three of […]

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September 1, 2015

Where did the time go??? People say it all the time. They look at a 8-1/2 month pregnant woman and explain that they just found out they were pregnant…where did the five months go?!? Easy for them to say, they haven’t been living the agony of having a baby grow inside them. Or people looking at a 13 year old […]

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It’s School, oh baby!!!!

August 26, 2015

You may have heard hooting and hollering across the Chicagoland area today, as it was FINALLY the first day of school. I was tempted to take them last night and wait outside the school but I’m so very fond of our frantic, rushing, scream fests that the school mornings usually consist of. I realize that these feelings are not foreign […]

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I had a dream…

August 14, 2015

I’m sure I’m not the only one who fell in love with some large TV family from growing up. Party of Five, Brothers and Sisters – shows that displayed comradery and closeness between lots of siblings. It’s understandable that I would want to recreate a warm family feeling like those fictional families, as an only child. What I neglected to […]

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August 6, 2015

I idealized the concept of motherhood so much. I thought when I became a mother any selfish life I had before would be gone. I would switch modes to an over-zealous, over-achieving mother that only wanted to do for her children. What I didn’t anticipate was having such a strong will to keep my sense of self.  My mother is […]

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War Zone!!!

July 27, 2015

If you polled parents with multiple children around the world, I’m sure one of the largest complaints would be fighting. And previous until just recently, I would say the fighting is a nuisance. However, in the last few weeks the fighting in my house has becoming completely intolerable. Gabby is definitely beyond annoying but Drew is aggressive and short tempered. […]

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