Parenting Isn't for Sissies

My Spectacular Mom, in a Nutshell

My mom would hate for me to sing her praises with flowery tributes or cliched sentiments, so I won't.  Read...

 

Kids say the darnest things.

Whenever I need a good belly laugh I recall the fleeting moments when my muses comments inspired me to take notes with whatever was handy. My daughter Holly went through a particularly funny phase. These are among the ‘best of’ my funny-girl’s moments, and they still make me smile.  Read...

 

Did you happen to catch that episode of NBC’s new prime-time show “The Parenthood” where Julia, a working mom in a rush to get to a meeting, endures the brazenness of another mom who sneaks in front of her in the car drop-off lane at her daughter’s elementary school? I can relate! Read...

 

West Virginia mining tragedy struck a chord with my family

You know how every now and then you experience a confluence of events that really make you think? Such was the case for us, recently.  Read...

 

Easter Baskets, Bunny Prints and Believing

Easter has always been about new life, and about believing in things not easily seen. For my kids, it's also about chocolate.  Read...

 

One year, the egg hunt gave me more to ponder than whether or not my kids would be willing to share any of their sweet loot with me.  Read...

 

Into every parent's life a few pets must fall ... a 'cautionary tail!' Read...

 

The Midwest Ballet Theatre is presenting its full-length original story ballet "Peter Pan" on Saturday, March 6, 2010, and Sunday, March 7, 2010, at 1:30 PM at the Tivoli Theatre, located at 5021 Highland Avenue in downtown Downers Grove.  Read...

 

What do car thieves, a gorilla and I have in common?

I remember reading the news online. "Oh my God! Mr. Rogers died," I gasped. "No he didn't, Mommy, he's on T.V.," Noah assured me, with the sturdy confidence of a four-year-old.  Read...

 
 







 
 
 
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