Time for “The Talk” #KotexMom

June 15, 2012

Yes, it’s that time.  Time for “The Talk.”  With three girls in the house (ages 5 to 11), we do a lot of talking. Turns out?  There are more topics than I would have imagined that fall under the category of “The Talk.” For example, there’s the “Where Do Babies Come From” Talk, parts 1 […]

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LEGOLAND Discovery Center – Chicago

June 13, 2012

I love my job. Not only do I have my own personal forum to discuss my life’s good, bad, and ugly, but my family and I get to do really fun stuff. Recently, we were guests at Chicago’s LEGOLAND Discovery Center. Not only did we get to experience the on-going exhibits, but we also got […]

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Lazy Mom’s Chicken Taco Salad

June 1, 2012

Who’s “The Lazy Mom”?  That would be me, of course. I have had a taste for taco salad. And I had a bunch of left-over chicken breasts (which, if I do say so myself, I am quite good at grilling — they’re NEVER dry — link here). Somehow, between belting out Kelly Clarkson’s Stronger with […]

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The Vulnerability of Motherhood

May 27, 2012

After a couple of life-changing months, my view of being a mother changed forever.  I guess that having two major surgeries in two months will do that to you (adrenalectomy in November, prophylactic double mastectomy with reconstruction in December.  Honestly, if I ever again see the inside of an operating room, it will be too […]

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My Love Affair with Coffee Creamer #NaturalBlissWM

May 24, 2012

Unless we’ve had coffee together you probably don’t know this about me:  I *love* coffee creamer. LOVE it! So much so, that on many occasions, it’s been suggested to me that I “add some coffee to my creamer,” or been questioned “is there really any coffee IN there?” (That last phrase is usually accompanied by […]

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