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A shout out to modern motherhood.

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Meredith is a small-town girl turned city mom, currently living with three quirky guys on Chicago's North Shore. She hung up her teacher hat after having kids and now writes about daily life as a full-time mom of two little boys and wife to a  guy who makes reality TV shows.

She also writes "A Mom's Life Top Five," a monthly column  for Chicago Parent, and does frequent  mom-related television segments for Chicago news stations, and keeps a video blog at www.Hoo-dee-Hoo.com.

She also writes "A Mom's Life Top Five," a monthly column  for Chicago Parent, and does frequent  mom-related television segments for Chicago news stations, and keeps a video blog at www.Hoo-dee-Hoo.com.

 

 

Now that you drank all the wine, you can amuse your kids


Posted Jan 7, 2010 1:45 PM

It's winter here in the Midwest. There WILL be days stuck inside with kids who didn't come with a volume control button and whom would happily turn into computer screen savers if given the chance. Here's one un-plugged way to keep them entertained long enough for you to take a shower or dare I say read something other than Harry Potter.
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The grandparents want a present too...here are five they won't return.


Posted Dec 15, 2009 12:06 PM

Five great gifts the grandparents REALLY want.
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The Case For Over-Parenting


Posted Dec 2, 2009 11:10 AM

Are we a generation of Smother-Mothers and Helicopter parents gone astray? This week's TIME magazine cover article is one all 21st parents ought to read, twice.
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CBS Segment: Getting your kids in on the Thanksgiving fun


Posted Nov 25, 2009 5:04 PM

Watch my Thanksgiving segment on CBS and get the recipes sure to bring your kids in on the holiday action.
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Keeping your kids' Halloween looty off your booty


Posted Nov 4, 2009 11:36 AM

Those giant bowls of Halloween candy are calling your name and threaten to wreak havoc on your petit little thighs. Now what? Here are some ways to deal with it.
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Posted Oct 30, 2009 4:57 PM


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A night just for the mummies


Posted Oct 30, 2009 11:21 AM

I'm so delirious from my mom party last night I can hardly write this intro. Just read this post. You'll like it.
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Why Flush and Wash?


Posted Oct 27, 2009 11:55 AM

When I found out that Chicagoparent.com was re-launching with a whole new look, I decided I needed a new name for my old blog.
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My fantasy home team


Posted Oct 5, 2009 12:40 PM

My husband and 12 year old son are kicking some major booty with their Fantasy Football team this fall. I'm kinda jealous. I want a fantasy team, too.
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Alternatives to the Mommy Book Club


Posted Oct 3, 2009 10:35 AM

Let's be honest. Sometimes, a 10-pound issue of Vogue is what's really on your reading list for fall. So why slog your way through a book club? Here are a few alternative ways to throw together a girlfriend gathering.
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