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My Babies

June 10, 2016

As irony would have it, I spent my children’s last days in second grade and kindergarten hanging out with my friend’s 11 month old. After I bid farewell to my children, I was handed a bag full of diapers (in the midst of potty training my youngest), bottles and formula (after I gleefully celebrated packing my last lunch of the […]


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Dangerous 

May 20, 2016

How do we teach our children how scary the world can be? How do we teach them to be cautious but not scared of everything? How do we enlighten them to the yucky things out there without giving them nightmares? Last week my daughter was outside on the playground with a friend while her class went back into the building. […]


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Can you fail kindergarten?

March 10, 2016

Who knew when we happily celebrated our new pregnancy that we didn’t make our kids at the right time?!?! My two oldest children were born in June, Gabby at the tail end. At the time I thought it would be nice to celebrate in the warm months. It was fabulous having new babies that you could instantly take for walks […]


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DRAMA

March 2, 2016

I don’t think I should have ever had kids. I don’t have the stomach for it. Putting aside all the stress us parents have in actually raising suitable human beings to set loose on the world, I can’t seem to handle the growing pains my kids are experiencing out in the general world. If I can’t handle it in kindergarten […]


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I Resign!!!

January 27, 2016

I’m ruining my kids. There, I said it. For a million reasons, I am ruining my kids. The one I’m choosing to focus on right now is that I have resigned from teaching them to be self-sufficient. We are going backwards to the days of infancy and I’m doing everything for them. Why would anyone want to do everything for […]


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RIP Winter Break

January 1, 2016

The week before break, I was literally clicking my heels together at the prospect of two weeks of nothing. I was done packing lunches, I was over filling water bottles, and I was sick of doing homework. I envisioned lazy, slow mornings. I dreamt about fun family activities. I pictured snuggling up to movie nights. Fast forward to the last […]


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Time

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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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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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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