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Now, I have a problem.
Tuesday, August 30, 2011      2 comments

Yesterday, my daughter auditioned for a community play. It was a part that she was expecting to get last year, but we couldn't let her audition, because her school work was too intense. So she went this year and all went well. She was happ... Read more
Oh, I go again.
Thursday, August 25, 2011      2 comments

I don't know why I do this to myself. I lost 10 pounds and then blew it and gained back 12. I am going to try again. It's not even that I like the way I looked skinny...I really liked the way I FELT! Now, I am tired and I ache. I am a bit d... Read more
I gotta tell someone!
Wednesday, March 02, 2011      8 comments

My middle daughter made it into the Gifted program at the high school she will start at next year! We are not allowed to tell anyone yet, because the letters have not gone out yet, but I was working out her schedule with the Guidance Counsler a... Read more
No Tiger Mom here....what about you?
Wednesday, February 09, 2011      4 comments

If you've been listening to the news at all lately, you'll have heard about Amy Chua. She wrote a book about her experiences as a mom and raising her kids the way she was raised by Chinese parents. It seems a pretty harsh way to raise kids. ... Read more
Snowed in!
Wednesday, February 02, 2011      6 comments

Well, the snow is winding down and the kids are plopped in front of the TV or sleeping, hubby is supposed to be "working from home", but you know how THAT goes! :) The wind blew the snow around like crazy and we have snow dunes that exceed 4 ... Read more
Snow Rituals
Tuesday, February 01, 2011      1 comments

We are expecting some big snow! It hasn't really snowed too much here in Chicagoland yet, so the kids are pretty excited about this. They have these rituals they do in order to ensure a snow day and I thought I'd share them. If you have ki... Read more
Funniest thing my son has ever said.
Friday, January 28, 2011      13 comments

"You're not fat, you're Mom-sized!" emoticon ... Read more
Show me the struggle!
Wednesday, January 26, 2011      2 comments

A few years ago, I joined Weight Watchers. I had 45 pounds to lose. (not the 25, I need to lose now, but big stuff!). I was pleased to find that the leader was a man who had lost over 100 pounds and successfully kept it off. It was easy to dro... Read more
Sunday's Football party!
Tuesday, January 25, 2011      4 comments

Short story: We had so much fun! It was only the second game of football I had ever watched! I was fortunate enough to choose a seat in the room with the biggest TV and many fans around. That way, everytime someone did something, I could ask... Read more
Not a football fan, but...
Sunday, January 23, 2011      4 comments

We've been invited to a football watching party, I guess you'd call it. See, out here in the frozen North, the Bears and Packers have this rivalry. So now both teams are in... Read more
I gotta brag a bit.
Thursday, January 20, 2011      8 comments

I have 3 kids, each with very different gifts and challenges. My oldest is not a good student, but her heart is pure gold. She is the kindest, gentlest person I know and... Read more
Great time and was good!
Monday, January 17, 2011      1 comments

Yesterday was so much fun. I did not eat too much. Had one teensy bite of cake and just small servings of each dish at the Chinese Restaurant. I could've been better, food-wise, but all in all I avoided temptation. My oldest, Mary, converse... Read more
Finally...invited out today!
Sunday, January 16, 2011      0 comments

We are driving to Wisconsin today to visit some long-time friends of ours. John met the husband during political events 16 years ago. They got married around the same time we did and our children (3 each) are only months apart in age. My kids... Read more
Living a less "disposable" life.
Saturday, January 15, 2011      1 comments

I've been hearing talk about how we, in this era, live disposable lifestyles. We always need new stuff and more stuff. I thought that I don't really live like that. I am satisfied with little. I have stuff, mostly because my hubby is a bit o... Read more
Situation Resolved
Friday, January 14, 2011      4 comments

Thanks for all the support regarding the last blog. We finally have some answers. My husband left a message with the English teacher yesterday and that must have been the thing that worked. She called first thing this morning and told me she'... Read more

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