* 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
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
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.
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?
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….
I am tired. Are you tired? Of course, you are tired; we are all tired. Well, maybe not Gwyneth Paltrow, but screw her. While I sincerely believe humans are all tired, I believe mothers are indisputably the most exhausted creatures on the planet. Yea yea, fathers work hard, but seriously how many men have jumped out of… Continue reading The “To Don’t” List….
I SHOULD have titled this "How to Fake Halloween" or "How to Pretend You Still Have f**ks to Give".... but alas It seems every year right around this time, those Pinterest mommies reemerge from their "Back to School" chalkboard picture hiatus and come out roaring for Halloween. You start seeing stuff like this.... and costumes… Continue reading Easy and Cheap Ways to Make Halloween flipping MAGICAL
I love Halloween, don't you? When else can you go to people's houses in a disguise and beg for candy? Actually my daughter does this on a weekly basis, but I digress. It is so exciting for kids to run up to houses to see what that house is offering- full size snickers? "fun" size… Continue reading Teal is the new Orange and Black
I saw you at the march last week. No, I wasn't next to you. I was at home on my couch. I saw you on the news. You were in your Pride shirts and Pussy hats and I was in my pajamas or perhaps, if I was lucky, a clean pair of yoga pants. You… Continue reading Staying home but not sitting out