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Being A Parent 0

Being A Parent

Becoming a parent has utterly and completely changed me. Sometimes I feel that even my DNA was altered in some way.


The Cliffhanger…or the Dangler

When I was potty training my son, I decided rather than bringing a book to the bathroom, I would tell him stories to keep him entertained. In turn, I wanted him to tell me...


The Amazing Apple Peeler

This strange contraption is indeed an amazing all-in-one apple peeler and corer. The apple peeler and corer is the coolest nonelectric gadget I’ve ever used (besides the old school pencil sharpener that you suction...

The Journey of Self-Discovery 0

The Journey of Self-Discovery

I’ve gathered a stockpile of books (many self-help) that I know contain a ton of useful life information. I usually gather them up and then let them gather dust. More often than not, I...

No to Peer Pressure 0

No to Peer Pressure

During a recent playdate with two other little girls, my 3.5 year old toddler boy said no to peer pressure.


The Toddler’s Bedtime

It’s been a long day. But it’s been a good day. We watched TV, we sang songs, we played with Lego blocks. We had a really good day. Most days are good. But whether...


The Jump Rope Workout

With all the new fangled gizmos, the jump rope workout is all but forgotten. And yet, I believe it’s one of the most powerful workout tools around. It’s affordable, transportable, and best of all,...


Yoga Toes® – A Foot Must Have

What the heck is that you ask? Drum roll please…Tada! The amazing Yoga Toes® (as modeled by my son who insisted on being a part of the picture). When I first moved to Chicago,...


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