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Stories about motherhood can lead to a more fulfilled life

Posted Apr 15, 2014 2:39 PM

Laughing, thinking and crying. Erin believes if you spend some time each day doing them all, you'll lead a fuller life.
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Date nights overrated? Chicago mom says yes.

Posted Apr 1, 2014 11:37 AM

When we think of date night, there is some pressure to make it big, special and over the top. Erin says it doesn't (always) have to be that way.
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Why one Chicago mom is giving up mascara

Posted Mar 18, 2014 10:33 AM

Find yourself crying when you're sad, when you're happy, when you're tired and when, well, you don't even know what you are? You must be a parent. Parenting is emotional business, you know?
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Chicago mom is positively negative about winter

Posted Mar 4, 2014 10:25 AM

Erin is a "glass half full" kind of gal. She's positive and cheerful about just about everything . . . except winter. Yes, she's positively OVER this winter.
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Chicago mom: Actions don't always speak louder than words

Posted Feb 18, 2014 11:15 AM

When little eyes are watching, parents try to be on their best behavior. But every once in a while, the old saying "Do as I say, not as I do," comes in handy.
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Chicago mom remembers what Valentine's Day is really about

Posted Feb 4, 2014 10:50 AM

Like many other holidays, Erin felt Valentine's Day had become too commercialized, too unauthentic and just too much work...until she remembered the love she felt from her own parents on this special day.
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Review: Disney on Ice is magic for Chicago kids

Posted Jan 24, 2014 11:05 AM

Disney on Ice: Let's Celebrate is filled with kids' favorite Disney characters and will leave your family with memories long after it leaves Chicago.
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Chicago mom: Sunday nights are made for 'me' time and Downton Abbey

Posted Jan 21, 2014 11:07 AM

Like most moms, Erin has an insanely busy week, followed by an equally hectic weekend. Come Sunday night though, when the kids are asleep, this mom can finally relax and recharge.
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Chicago mom sets New Year routines, not resolutions

Posted Jan 7, 2014 11:57 AM

Erin realized that in order to have a successful new year she needed to forget about making resolutions and focus on planning more and creating new routines.
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A Chicago mom’s love/hate relationship with family portraits

Posted Dec 10, 2013 10:05 AM

Every year Erin wonders why she tortures herself with the planning and executing of the Skibinski holiday family portrait. Then, the photos come, and she falls in love with family portrait day all over again.
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