Mom Life, parenting

I need you like Jordan needed Pippen

* My 8 year old recently asked who Michael Jordan is and after I recovered from both my shock and deep guilt that I have failed my Chicagoan roots, I played some videos of Air Mike's best plays that are available on Youtube.  Jordan and the 90's Bulls were a HUGE part of my childhood. … Continue reading I need you like Jordan needed Pippen

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Advice, Pandemic parenting, parenting

Find your Inner Otter Mom

Tiger mom, unicorn mom, dolphin mom, so many animal-themed parenting styles, right? Well, forget them all. We are in the middle of a global pandemic. Millions infected. Tens of thousands dead. It will get worse. For parents, this time is especially panic inducing. Schools are closed. Parks are locked. You are suddenly expected to homeschool… Continue reading Find your Inner Otter Mom

Politics

Is this REALLY happening?

So I took the summer off to decompress from the Royal Wedding.  I also tried to focus on my kids and really being present in the moment with them. And by that I meant I read a lot of trashy books and sat with my feet in a baby pool.  So you can imagine my… Continue reading Is this REALLY happening?

Mom Life

Pigeon versus Mom

I hid my toddler's favorite book today. Ok not just one... the entire series. It was an act of self-preservation, I swear. It was me or the damn Pigeon. Don't get me wrong those Pigeon books are great and funny.... the first 100 times. After that it wears on your soul, pecking away slowly like… Continue reading Pigeon versus Mom

Mom Life, pointless rambling

A dead plant, spoon theory, and the best dinner ever.

I am out of spoons today.  Not only am I literally out of clean spoons and therefore have to eat my ice cream off of a knife which gives a whole new meaning to mindful eating but I am entirely out of metaphorical spoons.  You are probably saying 'wait, what is she talking about now...'   Well… Continue reading A dead plant, spoon theory, and the best dinner ever.

parenting, Politics

what’s next?

We have a chance to turn this into a sustainable movement that will change our children's lives.  But if we fail to act this moment will pass us by. So what's next?

parenting, Politics

Now is the time

Think back to your child's first tentative steps- what did you do as they looked back at you?  Did you clap and cheer as they looked your way? Remember that first magical moment on the potty- did you break out the Potty Dance  because you knew that was the best way to get a repeat… Continue reading Now is the time

Mom Life, parenting

It really isn’t the children or the housework….

Way back when my oldest was a fairly young baby, some probably well-intentioned, but know it all mom gave me a piece of advice I will never forget.  Not because it was life changing and helpful, not because it was laughable... no this advice SOUNDED excellent, but sort of totally screwed me. What did this… Continue reading It really isn’t the children or the housework….

Mom Life, pointless rambling

The Evolution of My Rebel Pants

Everyone needs a pair of Rebel Pants.  I just made up that phrase so I don't expect you to know what I mean.  Rebel Pants are the pants you put on when you want to make a statement.  You probably have a pair or gasp! two? of pants that you put on and your whole attitude… Continue reading The Evolution of My Rebel Pants

Mom Life

Word of the Year

Well, never one not to jump on a fad bandwagon and oh I have the cheetah print pants and grunge flannel shirts to prove it... I decided to try out a couple of words and see if I can latch on to a concept and miraculously change my life.