My Subcommittee

I am beginning to wonder if my purpose on my 5k run committees is even valid anymore since I spend most of my meetings chasing my kids around and telling Colin to stop yelling “POOPY!” at inopportune times....more


   My most recent column in Kane County Magazine

Waiting for the Other Shoe to Drop

For most of you who read my blog on a regular basis, you know that every so often I take a break from the puking, poop, pee and temper tantrums to talk about more poignant, tender moments of being a parent....more

Mom In Overdrive

From my most recent column in Kane County Magazine:

Sticker Chart Blues

Well, it seems I’ve hit yet another parenting milestone.  We had to put up a behavior chart for both kids so they could earn stickers for being good.We’ve done variations of this with Maddie in the past, but this time it required poster board, brand new Sharpie markers and the best stickers money could buy; My Little Pony and Care Bears puffy stickers for Maddie and Monster Jam Monster Trucks and Cars 2 stickers for Colin. ...more

Just Another Silly Love Song

This post is based on a recent article I wrote for Kane County Magazine.

Poop Used To Be Funny

I grew up with two older brothers, so conversations about poop were pretty much a given at the dinner table....more

Ice Capades

After our trip to Jamaica got cut short, (see “No Problem” My Ass for back story) we decided to dive right into winter when we returned home....more

We Wish You A Merry Christmas!

As I sit here writing this, I realize how much things have changed since the movie “Holiday Inn” when Bing Crosby sat at his piano crooning about his dreams for a White Christmas....more

Cheers To The Freakin' Weekend

 11.11.11 was a rough one.  You would think it would be rough for Tom, since it was his 35th birthday, but that was not the case....more