teenagers, family, children, motherhood
Motherhood, Parenting

Eighteen Years Ago

Seems like a lifetime ago and really, it was. My oldest daughter turns 18 tomorrow. Eighteen years ago this week, I was getting ready to have my first child. I was watching a movie a couple of weeks ago (OKAY IT WAS PRETTY IN PINK) and in it, Duckie was rewinding a tape deck in… Continue reading Eighteen Years Ago

Family, Life, Parenting

Our Promise to Buddy

  As I am writing this, I am being interrupted by one of my favorite people in this world. Our dog, Buddy. I know he isn't "people" but to our family, he is. For many years, we were good without a dog; we had a fish, Lucy, that required no care other than the weekly… Continue reading Our Promise to Buddy

Blogging, Chicago, Family, Favorite Things, Friends, Humor, Life, Motherhood, Parenting

It Was a Good Day

I recently migrated my blog and some of the pictures didn't make the move. So imagine pictures where captions are.  Before I begin, head over to Brandi's website. She took most of these amazing pictures. And she is so adorable AND has amazing style. You will be able to tell the ones I took on… Continue reading It Was a Good Day

Family, Humor, Life, Motherhood, Parenting, Photography

Duck. A Love Story

I recently migrated my blog and some of the pictures didn't make the move. So imagine pictures where captions are.  This piece was originally published at Chicago Parent, where I am a contributor. Recently I was asked to bring an old lovie of mine or my child's to an event. I wasn't able to go… Continue reading Duck. A Love Story

Family, Humor, Link Party, Motherhood, Parenting, Summer

How Not to Let Summer Beat the Stuffing Out of You

Hello friends. Guess what? It's RAINING! Again... I guess swim lessons aren't happening today. And using the pool passes we paid way too much money for. That we have only used TWICE this summer. I got to spend the weekend in Ohio with my two girls to attend a surprise party for my brother. His birthday is… Continue reading How Not to Let Summer Beat the Stuffing Out of You