Category Archives: Motherhood

Mom bullied at the beach for wearing a bikini

It was my friend’s first time in a bikini in 13 years. She was on the beach in Alberta, Canada with her two kids, relaxing under the sun when three people began to taunt her. “It started with, ‘oh my … Continue reading

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Motherhood, Am I Doing This Right?

I’m sitting here at the top floor of my first blogging event in Portland. I was excited to cover the BabyFest Northwest because it was one where they reached out to me, which made me feel like I was starting … Continue reading

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Six Ways to Become a Mompreneur

The role of the stay-at-home mom is important. Giving full-time care to children is a lessening trend in the U.S. A Gallup poll reports that while 24 percent of U.S. adult women are working mothers, only 14 percent can stay … Continue reading

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The Life (And Death) of Our First Pet

My 6-year-old has been asking for a pet for the past two years.  And we’ve always said no. Why? Because the timing wasn’t right. Because we didn’t have enough space for a dog and I’m allergic to cats. Just because … Continue reading

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The YouTube video of my #VOTY13 reading at BlogHer

Have you ever heard a recording of yourself talking and then cringed? Wondering, do I really *sound* like that? I think watching yourself on TV is kinda like that. You all know how I was chosen as one of BlogHer’s … Continue reading

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Finding Our Village Through The Community of Sports

Admittedly I’m not much of a sports fan. I only follow it by listening to my husband’s praise of the Chicago Blackhawks or heartbreak over the Bears. I don’t mind attending games, even if it’s only to enjoy the greasy … Continue reading

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A Snapshot of How Single Moms Do It All

Are you a single mom? Do you know one? Surely you answered yes to at least one of those questions. I know many single moms and am truly baffled at how they handle it. When you’re busy juggling it all, … Continue reading

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Peet’s Coffee Wants To Know What You Give A Cup About: Listen to one mom’s story

What do you care about? What I mean is, what gets your heart thumpin’? Is it soccer? Women’s rights? Same-sex marriage? Money? Coffee? This post is sponsored by Peet’s Coffee & Tea, which is conducting what it calls the first … Continue reading

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Honoring the Plants I’ve Killed With a Vow to Improve My Green Thumb

There’s something therapeutic about working with my hands and now that Spring has somewhat arrived in Chicago, I have started making fragile promises of developing my green thumb by planting flowers and other greenery. I call the promises “fragile” because … Continue reading

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Running Late: Another entry for my Mom of the Year nomination

We were running late. Again. Since having kids, I’m late to everything, I’m so late, I’ve begun to change the definition of late. If we show up 5 minutes after the appointed time, we’re not late, that’s on time, or … Continue reading

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