Jasper Is 11 Months. Oh, My Neglected Third.

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Dear Jasper, Happy 11 months, pal. I’ve mentioned this before, but you’re pretty much the only one around here I don’t worry about. (And yes, I’m including that Dad of yours. That guy…) It’s funny, right? The smallest, least mobile (for now), and most requiring of my physical presence is the one whom I fret about the least. (…For now.) You’re the one who’s tried all the foods way ahead of suggested timelines, and the one who completely skipped over the {Read More}

The Princess & The Pea & Dialogue My Kids Can’t Stop Saying.

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You’re gonna want to step lively for this one: Chicago Kids Company’s The Princess & The Pea at The Beverly Arts Center (a gorgeous venue, by the by), is a throwback to vaudevillian song n’ dance theatre. With more patter, hilarious asides, and slapstick than you can ding a rimshot at, this show is enthralling for the 2-12 set (and just as much fun for their accompanying grownups). Princess Penelope wanders into the castle of a possessive Queen of a Mama {Read More}

A RoundUp & A Ballet Giveaway!


Happy Wednesday! It’s freezing cold (though not as freezing cold as yesterday), and it’s about to be the holidays (though not as holidayesque as it’s gonna be a month from now). So let’s celebrate with a giveaway, yes? But first… A Random Assortment Of Things I Wrote Super Recently: My column at 101.9FM The MIX this month is all about my eating habits. AND HOW INCREDIBLE THEY ARE. Being as I’ve been married for all of five seconds, here’s all {Read More}

A Royal Playdate With Sofia The First And #DisneyKids.

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Truth time: I was provided free products, Disney and otherwise, to host a Disney Kids Preschool Playdate. That said, all thoughts, opinions, and giddy children are entirely my own.  *** Playdates are fun. Disney is really fun. So the combination of “playdate” and “Disney?” In my household, those two words jammed up together equate fun to the nth degree. The girls were thrilled to help me set up a Sofia the First morning par-tay. (Disclosure: I informed them of it {Read More}

My Sister Got Married And All I Got…

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(…was this lousy pair of sunglasses. Actually, I like the shades quite a bit.) Over the weekend, my youngest sister Emma and her fiancé Dan got married. Here’s why it was special: Originally intended for May of 2015, this ceremony was quickly whipped into shape by dear family and friends (and family friends) so that neither chemo nor cancer could stand in the way of our Dad walking Em down the aisle. Here’s why it was cool: The small group {Read More}