Childhood, Humor, Life

Writing Challenge #2- Julia Child Was My Big Bird

My earliest childhood memory isn't one where I am in a field of daisies running side by side with my mommy. It isn't nice and fuzzy and in technicolor majesty. It isn't even whimsical. My earliest memory involves me getting angry at the television set. Which, if you really know me, is quite fitting. I… Continue reading Writing Challenge #2- Julia Child Was My Big Bird

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Favorite Things, Friends, Motherhood

How Gilmore Girls Saved My Life

I can't believe this show turned 20 on October 5th but I am celebrating because it feels like we need to.  If you've never watched Gilmore Girls, 2020 is the year to break your GG cherry because you need Stars Hollow, Connecticut more than ever.    First published on March 28th, 2016 I have so… Continue reading How Gilmore Girls Saved My Life

Family, Humor, Life

Welcome Home, Mamie and Papa

For the past six years that I have written here, my parents have always lived a long car ride away. A lonnnng usually vomit filled car ride away. My experience with road vomit at this point in my life should be something I could put on a resume. I should be at the trauma level… Continue reading Welcome Home, Mamie and Papa

Childhood, Humor, Life

My Resume Proves Why I Should Be Famous

Famous people usually start out humbly. Stand on corners dressed as frankfurters or work as singing servers at a rock-and-roll joint. Have bosses that threaten to kill them and make it look like an accident or get fired on their first day for drinking on the job. I then by default should be famous. For… Continue reading My Resume Proves Why I Should Be Famous

Chicago, Christmas, Sponsored Post

Mall Skating Makes Me Actually Loathe Shopping Less. Chicago Premium Outlets Skating Pond

Maybe it's the 14 plus years in retail I have wasted but I, for the most part, cannot stand shopping. Oh, there is some shopping I do like but mall shopping is not usually included in that category. But when you have children, I am afraid you cannot escape it. Because of bright colors, food… Continue reading Mall Skating Makes Me Actually Loathe Shopping Less. Chicago Premium Outlets Skating Pond

Chicago, Life, Photography

Why I Bring My Camera With Me to Get a “Life Changing” Cheeseburger

This past weekend was absolutely stunning. Sunny, crisp but not cold, perfect for November. It was the first weekend without any soccer or cheer obligations since summer so we decided to celebrate. By getting in our automobile. And sitting in traffic. But it was worth it because we got really good greasy food. Really, all… Continue reading Why I Bring My Camera With Me to Get a “Life Changing” Cheeseburger