Last night I was up until the wee hours “partying” at a wedding. Now of course the term partying has been revised greatly from my days in my 20s or frankly my days spent not pregnant. However staying up until 12:30, being too wound up for actual slumber until an am hour, is something that rarely happens nowadays. So when […]

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Taxi Service

September 27, 2012

Change my license plates and call me Mommy’s Taxi. I have entered a new phase in parenthood, I’m in the carpooling business!!! Other than the nerves associated with letting your kid go, and don’t get me wrong it’s not exactly easy for me, it’s great! Drew’s school friend is taking a sports class with him and the timing is hard […]

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Bachelor Party Shenanigans

September 14, 2012

Bachelor parties are an age old tradition usually consisting of too much booze and (as much as many of us would like to not think about) women taking off their clothes. When Adam asked me if he could go to his friend’s bachelor party (not asking looking for permission, rather asking to make sure it worked for our schedule), I […]

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Parenting is a highly dangerous sport

July 9, 2012

Last year we went on our friends’ boat. We swam in the middle of the lake, which (much like many other experiences) I found very nerve wracking since we were unable to touch the bottom and were supposed to support our children while treading water. We played at their house which has an unusually steep outdoor staircase that our kids […]

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There’s gotta be a price we pay for this

March 19, 2012

Chicago has experienced unseasonably warm weather. Its been going on for a couple of weeks now and I have fought all temptation to fall for it. I have embraced playing outside, I’ve been in much better spirits as a result and I’m wearing milder temperature clothes. But I wasn’t emotionally invested in this weather at first. Somehow when I wasn’t […]

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What’s with fine motor skills?

February 16, 2012

Drew has definitely had his fair share of behavioral challenges but for the most part he has been consistently ahead of the curve. He rolled over at 10 weeks, he peed on the potty for the first time at 18 months, he plays baseball like a 5 year old, etc. So although I may sound like a bragging mom, I […]

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Do life preservers help if you wear them 24/7?

February 6, 2012

I struggled for quite some time about what Drew was going to do for camp. You may remember Camp Mom where I explained my frustration with camp plans in October. One of my largest concerns with big boy camp was the pool aspect of camp. I have not been quiet about Drew’s inability (at times) to effectively listen to instructors. […]

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Embrace the Mantra

January 23, 2012

I’ve been raised with this impending doom feeling hanging over my head. My mom is not to blame for this mentality. It’s more like a cultural thing. Maybe its from being a part of a religion that was repeatedly persecuted for their beliefs. Maybe somehow being neurotic is an inheritable trait. Either way I come from long lineage of insane […]

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Why must everything be so complicated as a parent?

December 28, 2011

Birthdays gone by, I was a full time working mom. All I ever wanted for my birthday was to spend family time together. Days spent at children’s museums, planning kid friendly excursions and chaotic dinners were my only birthday wishes. This year its a whole different ball game. All I want for my birthday is adult time. As plans came […]

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OCD…yeah you know me

November 8, 2011

Kids tend to possess traits of their parents. In some cases, it can be your eyes or your coloring. In other cases it can be personality traits. If its your personality, most parents probably hope that it will be a positive attribute. After all, you want your kids to have the best lives that they possibly can. I am definitely […]

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