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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Drama in Suburbia

July 21, 2015

Have you heard the news??? John, Jane, Jim and George have Mrs. Teacher but Sally, Stu and Seymore have Mrs. Whogivesaflyingflute. Oh yeah, you heard it here…our school district “released” or accidentally posted (whatever you want to call it) class placement ahead of schedule. Gasp. In the life of a parent (a parent without a job no less) in suburbia, […]

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Man’s World

July 6, 2015

It’s a man’s world. Or at least a boy’s world. Gabby is sandwiched between two brothers and most of our friends have boys. Gabby finds herself always in a situation where she is the odd man out and it is painful. It might not be so bad if she could pick up a hockey stick and slide right in with […]

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I’m Done!!!

June 30, 2015

June is a very exciting, busy month. I don’t  want to wish away a second of our “summer” (I’d like it to act a little more like summer!!)!!  That being said, I could not be happier for June to be over.  A birthday in our family is not just one day filled with frosting and friends. A birthday is a […]

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Dear Gabby

June 26, 2015

You spend your life sandwiched between the oldest and youngest in our family. But right there in the middle, you’ve carved out a special place in our lives and my heart. You have a contagious enthusiasm for everything, an easy going acumen and a flavor for all things feminine. In this crazy world of boys, I’m so glad I have […]

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Staycation Success

June 22, 2015

Last week I put my “mom of the year” thinking cap on and spent quality time with my kids each and every day. We were in that conundrum between school and camp and I decided to make the most of it! In the past I’ve spent a great deal of time dreading it in the anticipation, surviving it while doing […]

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Dear Drew

June 8, 2015

Seven years ago when you came into this world, I had no idea what this journey of parenthood would look like. Together, hand in hand, we are combing through completely uncharted territory for the both of us. From your perspective, I think, I’m doing this like driving a car…something I learned in drivers Ed or something. The truth is most […]

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