Chicago, Christmas, Family, Humor

Christmas Bucket Lost = I Still Have Garretts Popcorn on the Floors of my Backseat. Three Weeks Later.

I originally published this blog post on the Chicago Parent website where I am a regular contributor Christmas time is one of my favorite times of the year. But sometimes in the quest to make Christmas special and well, Christmasy, we overdo. So I made a simple list of things I wanted us to do… Continue reading Christmas Bucket Lost = I Still Have Garretts Popcorn on the Floors of my Backseat. Three Weeks Later.

Childhood, Family, Friends, Humor

How OHIO Turned Into OHEEEEEELLLLLLNO

  So I alluded to some "crappy" stuff happening earlier this week and compared it to an Oreo. Which is silly because I love Oreos? Oreos are not at all crappy. This past weekend, I was a part of a really cool reunion back in my home state of Ohio. Let me give you a… Continue reading How OHIO Turned Into OHEEEEEELLLLLLNO

Family, Humor, Life, Motherhood, Summer

What I Did on My Summer Vacation – The Train From Hell Incident

My youngest will get on a school bus for the first time Wednesday afternoon and I am struggling with it. I mentioned on Instagram this weekend that I am one of those "weird" parents that get sad this time of year. I miss my kids when they go back to school. Yes, I know, it's… Continue reading What I Did on My Summer Vacation – The Train From Hell Incident

Chicago, Family, Humor, Life, Parenting, Summer

One Fun Week. Well Sort of.

  This came in the mail over the weekend:     My blog in book form. We went to my goddaughter13th birthday party at a bouncy place:   On Sunday, we went to the pool with our neighbors and the kids. Then the girls and I left for my parents for the week. We hit the… Continue reading One Fun Week. Well Sort of.