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The Good, The Bad, The Ugly… Life With & Without Cancer

5 months. 16 infusions. 20 weeks. 134 days. So, so many days. Days full of change, fear, anxiety, loneliness, surprise, joy, anticipation, love. Days where things seemed impossible. Days where I’d hit a wall and declared that I simply could do no more. Days where seemingly insignificant things brought me to my knees, TO MY KNEES, in tears. Tears fueled by a fatigue that no one could possibly articulate to […]

26 Chicago Inspired Baby Names

In a city ripe with history, architecture, public figures, and tradition, finding inspiration for you’re child’s name may be on the next street you turn down! Here are some of our favorites: Lincoln Willis Anderson Frank Ernie Caray Irving Archer Logan Clark Roscoe Barak Roxanne Marshall Adler Garrett Foster Bryn Jordan Sullivan Jane Michelle Payton Maggie Harold Harper  

Getting Started, World Doula Week 2017

I had some specific criteria I was looking for in my doula: She needed to remind me of my mom. If I had to, I would bet mine was one of the shortest interviews my doula has had.  I just needed to sit with her for about five minutes.

March Madness & Parenting: View from the Cheap Seats

You either care about March Madness, or you don’t.  I have yet to see a mid-ground for this yearly phenomenon.  Is there one?  Is it NOT watching when it’s on at Burnt City Brewery? I have lived in both camps.   Once upon a time…Brackets on the refrigerator, picking, checking scores religiously.  Being thrilled that the (former) president was happy to name his picks, and comparing final 4 selections.  My […]

Oscar’s Best Pictures…And the Parents who haven’t seen them!

It’s here! Oscar Night! I have fond memories of past parties with Champagne and voting ballots, where my friends and I would use the night to spend quality time talking about best and worst dressed movie stars and hoping for funny or poignant acceptance speeches. This year, as I look through the nominee list for Best Picture, I can’t separate my mom-mind from what I’m reading. Like 60% of the […]


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