[spacer height="20px"] I am participating in Where I Lived Wednesday over at Ann's blog today. There are lots of really cool writing prompts that bloggers participate in on a weekly basis. Normally, I am just an armchair participant. Reading some amazing stories from writers much more vivid and deep than myself. It wasn't until I… Continue reading Where I Lived Wednesday. Briar Ridge
[spacer height="20px"] This blog post was originally published on the Chicago Parent website. In helping Ellie get used to school at the beginning of the year and to make school a fun place, I decided that it would be fun to host a "getting to know you" play date at a local park for her… Continue reading How A Fruit Pizza Brought Me DOWN
[spacer height="20px"] The city I love. That's Chicago, by the way. Or Listen To Your Math Teacher. Except there is no T at the end. THERE TOTALLY SHOULD BE. I literally thought of other meanings for LTYM for a good hour. This shouldn't come as shocking to those who read this blog with any regularity.… Continue reading LTYM Does Not Stand For “Look Through Your Makeup”
[spacer height="20px"] I know what you are thinking. Low Fat Super Bowl Sunday is the equivalent of No Novocaine Root Canal Tuesday. And a month ago, I would have been right there with ya. But since I have been on Weight Watchers, we have made some minor adjustments to our eating style here. We love… Continue reading Low Fat Super Bowl. Yes, it was Still Fun
[spacer height="20px"] This piece was previously published at Chicago Parent where I was a contributor. Valentine's Day in our home has a long history of being, honestly, just bad. Let's just say expectations don't ever live up. I grew up with a mom and grandma who would make amazing Valentine's dinners with pink tablecloths, balloons,… Continue reading Whose Door Will You Tape a Heart To?
[spacer height="20px"] Actually, it isn't even a "doom". It's a laundry closet. Shoved into the back hallway where there is a small bathroom and the door to the garage. Basically, it's a nuisance instead of a laundry area. I spend half my home life in this back hallway with no natural light. No wonder I… Continue reading The Laundry Doom-I FINALLY DID A STINKIN’ HOME PROJECT. Drops Microphone
[spacer height="20px"] And that mistress has a name. Dyson Animal. Able to suck up food my children leave on every livin' space of my home in a single bound. Oh yes, it is not only a vacuum. It is a superhero. Meet the Dyson Digital Slim DC59 Animal. If you didn't already know this about… Continue reading Why My Husband Doesn’t Mind If I Have a Mistress- Dyson Review