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Should you keep secrets from your spouse?
May 22, 2013
Marianne Walsh thinks it's her husband's duty to tell her all the secrets he knows. But Joe knows her too well.
Attack at the petting zoo field trip
May 15, 2013
What was Marianne Walsh thinking when she volunteered to chaperone a preschool field trip to a petting zoo?
Mother's Day the way a Chicago mom wants it
May 8, 2013
What do you want to do this weekend for Mother's Day? Marianne Walsh knows just what she wants.
Baseball in Chicago: Long live the real boys of summer
May 1, 2013
Marianne Walsh discovers her finest moment as a mom - and the truth behind T-ball.
First Communion: Will the suit fit?
April 29, 2013
Growth spurts can throw a wrench into the best laid plans when it comes to dressing for First Communion. Then again, Marianne Walsh - no stranger to hand-me-downs - has faith and a chocolate doughnut that all will be OK.
Chicago summer camp: It’s 3 a.m., do you know where your mother is?
April 24, 2013
In all the challenges of motherhood, securing a spot in Chicago Park District's summer camp program ranks near the top. At least for moms who crave afternoon naps like Marianne Walsh.
Where we run: A Chicago mom's reaction to the Boston Marathon bombings
April 17, 2013
Marianne Walsh has a "When the Sh*t Hits the Fan" plan that she put into action Monday after the bombs went off in Boston. Did you do something similar?
Budget conscious Chicago mom learns her lesson on a Florida road trip
April 10, 2013
Only $585 for a week-long Florida rental? Marianne's husband is skeptical.
Discovering motherhood as a gateway back to childhood
April 3, 2013
Weight gain, new pain. Is motherhood a gateway to old-agedness or an opportunity to rediscover childhood?
The joy of receiving surprise packages
March 27, 2013
When she was younger, Marianne would sign-up for free samples of anything. Literally, cat litter. Now, packages are few and far between.