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Sunday, December 10, 2017
Ricky the Thanksgiving Rooster

Ricky the Thanksgiving Rooster

With Thanksgiving dinner today, I find myself in my usual state of anxiety. It’s not that I don’t like cooking, it’s that I’m really bad at planning for it. I am less of a...
Meanest Mom EVER

The Meanest Mom EVER

Hello. I’d like to introduce myself. I’m the meanest mom ever. I know, I know, you probably thought you were, but I’m sure I’ve got this one in the bag. Which is pretty nice...
When Parenting Doesn't Go as Planned

When Parenting Doesn’t Go As Planned

Every so often my 11-year old gets nostalgic for her lost youth (“back when I was a kid” as she calls it) and we pull out old movies. This led to a recent viewing...
Mom Shopping

Mom Shopping

In regular cycles of about five years or so, I find that I have nothing to wear. Like NOTHING. To be fair, the number of clothes in my closet has not lessened over time,...
Down Syndrome

What to do When You Find Out That Your Baby Has Down Syndrome

The other day a family member mentioned that someone that they knew had just had a baby, who they just found out had Down Syndrome. My first reaction was,"YAY! How exciting!". A few minutes...
Darkest Before Dawn

It’s Always the Darkest Before Dawn

There’s an old adage that says “it’s always darkest before dawn.” I’m not sure of the scientific accuracy of this statement as I try to avoid dawn scenarios, but the message is sound. It...
You're not alone : Being an Mom in the Teen Years

You’re Not Alone: Being a Mom in the Teen Years

It’s 9:30pm. I am sitting alone in my house. It’s very quiet if you ignore the cat that is writhing around at my feet, meowing what I believe to be cat for, “My bowl...
Arriving in Chicago

Diary of a College Move-In

As always at this time of year, my Facebook feed is jammed with “first day of school” photos and “I can’t believe he/she’s in second/third/fourth grade!!!” posts. But this year has had an added...
What Are Good Moms

Qualities of a Good Mom

I’ve been thinking about this whole good mom thing a lot lately. I have good kids…for the most part. But it’s been a long summer. Maybe we’ve just spent waaaayyyy too much time together....
Letting Go

Letting Go

I recently took my oldest daughter to her college orientation. It was easy enough. All I had to do was show up, sit through a million or so talks by various college staff, go...