Archive for January, 2010

How do I get Me Alone?

Published Date: January 28th, 2010
Category: Weekly Thought

So I survived my first field trip. I have to say, the aspect I dreaded the most (the bus ride) was actually quite peaceful and the aspect I thought would be the easiest (exploring the exhibits at the Kohl’s Children’s Museum) was a trifle horrifying. Not because the three little boys who I needed to [...]

This Place Satisfied my Soul

Published Date: January 20th, 2010
Category: Around Town

 Turns out our 5-year-old son has learned a helpful new skill—how to immediately locate inappropriate songs as we quickly page through a jukebox’s selections. We decided it was a good idea to take him to my new find: Mr. Brown’s Lounge*, otherwise known as the new reggae come lounge come restaurant in Ukrainian Village, for [...]

Today, G turns five. I’m not going to sit here and wax poetic about all the amazing discoveries I have had as a mother or how I can’t believe how fast it goes. Time goes fast. Always has and always will. Instead, I think back about how the older he gets, I realize part of [...]

Little Buddha

Published Date: January 1st, 2010
Category: Weekly Thought

  “What’s enlightenment, mean, Mama?” he asked. Right. And I walked right into this one. As usual. To back it up, we were having a play date at the Garfield Park Conservatory. Which, if you have never been, you must go to immediately. It is this beautiful oasis smack dab in the middle of the [...]