Recently, we had the opportunity to go to Soldier Field in Chicago to be a part of this cool event called Family Fest where families get to go and experience the Chicago Bears for a fraction of what an actual game costs. It is very family friendly and has lots of fun things for kids… Continue reading Our Girls Finally Got to See Bears. And We Didn’t Have to Drive All The Way to The Smoky Mountains to See Them
When I meet people in my everyday life, I don't tell them about this blog. I won't tell most people about it until they become Facebook friends and only because at that point they have to find out. Because once you become a Facebook friend, you will indeed find out as I am required to share… Continue reading The Secret
This post originally appeared on Chicago Parent's website where I was a contributor. At the beginning of summer break, we got some news. Our oldest daughter was diagnosed with Scoliosis. Our pediatrician had been monitoring her spine over the past two years during her yearly appointments. Well, when I say "monitoring", I mean while they… Continue reading Deenie Lied, Scoliosis Isn’t Scary Anymore
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
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 classmates.… Continue reading How A Fruit Pizza Brought Me DOWN
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, candy,… Continue reading Whose Door Will You Tape a Heart To?