• Fun in Chicago

    Introducing Chicago To a Five (Nearly Six!) Year Old

    As if my summer plans couldn’t get any better, what with the Blogher conference in New York City and our trip to Munich, oh, and my evening with Michelle and the B-52s which is coming up soon…Kate and Bean are coming to Chicago for a visit! Spending time in the city with a youngster such as the smart, spunky, and adorable Bean is a much different experience from time in the city with teenagers (though just as fun!), and Kate and I have been e-mailing back and forth, trying to figure out how much we can pack in. Bean has her own idea, though, and you can read about it…elsewhere.…

  • Uncategorized

    Taking A Break!

    NO, it’s not what you think. You can’t get rid of me that easily. The last two weeks have been the busiest two weeks I can remember in my recent life history, from what I can remember, anyway. The stress has impaired my memory, as clearly evidenced by the fact that I have forgotten my purse at the salon (where I work part time) NO LESS than three times during this time period, and each time I only realized it upon my arrival at home, fifteen to twenty minutes later. Yeah, the paranoid commutes back were really fun. Not. Also, I’m a list-maker, and I have made NO LESS than…

  • Spreading the Bloggie Love

    Need A Hundred Bucks? You Could Win It!

    I’m going to keep this short and sweet. 1. Want to win a $100 Visa Gift Card? 2. Do you enjoy scavenger hunts?3. Interested in “meeting” some new bloggers?4. Ready to get started? BlogHer has a scavenger hunt going on NOW through Tuesday, April 20th. All you have to do is click on the link at the end of this post, and you’ll start there. Get 100% of the answers correct, and you’ll be entered in a random drawing for one of ten $100 Visa Gift Cards! Oh, and by the way? I’m part of the game. I won’t tell you where; you’ll have to find me yourself. What are…

  • Music

    Music For Choco-holics

    Did you even know it’s National Chocolate Day? I put up a playlist in honor of the occasion (and a post about how the meaning of “candy” in music has changed a lot over the years) at Music Savvy Mom! Click here to check it out!

  • Friends,  Shameless Promotion,  Spreading the Bloggie Love

    Let’s Take A Field Trip (or Two), Shall We?

    I’ve got two posts for you to read today, for the price of one. I know, that price is free. But that only means that you’re getting A LOT for nothing. The catch? You can’t read them here. Let me explain. I’ve got an amazingly clever (if I do say so myself) post over at Music Savvy Mom today. PLEASE go read it, comment, and heck, if you like music (even if you’re not a mom), SUBSCRIBE to MSM. I’ll be posting over there more often (more on that soon), and it’s a really eclectic blog that’s fun to read. What have you got to lose? Anyway, check out my…

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    Calling All Mamas!

    One of my most popular posts is being featured on Mamapedia today! Mamapedia is a website where Moms (What about Dads??? “Dadapedia”? Hmm. I’ll get back to you.) can post questions on anything having to do with raising children–ANYTHING–and other moms can answer those questions. They feature bloggers in their section called “Mamapedia Voices”. Click here to read my post; I’m looking forward to contributing some brand, spankin’ new stuff to them very soon!