Letting Go

First take my hand, then let it go Little Boy Blue, you’re on your own -Patti Smith, “The Jackson Song” I used to sing this song to Aiden as a baby, and each time I’d choke out the words, mostly because I couldn’t actually envision a time when I would have to let go.  They’re […]

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Take the Trip

Remember before you had kids and you acted like you had an endless cash flow by taking all the trips?  Vegas trips, spring breaks, summer vacations.  It seems like we’re at an age now where we’ve gotten stuck somewhere between work and momming and maybe aging parents, and we’ve stopped traveling so frequently.  Whether it’s […]

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Dress Fail

As working moms of two small children, Lord knows time is sparse and valuable. As recovering [I use that word loosely] shopaholics, this lifestyle choice puts a severe dent in our favorite vice. Gone are the days we could drift lazily over to the nearest boutique to pick out a new shirt for a Saturday’s […]

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We’re Back!

It’s been awhile! To quell any fears or curiosities, nothing catastrophic happened to us. Life is pretty much the same as it’s always been; we’re still teaching in the same school in Chicago, we’re still best friends, and we’re still shopping way too much. Our hiatus really started back in the fall when we each […]

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Fall Family Photo Shoot

It’s getting to be that time of year when photogs’ calendars get booked up with hopeful families willing to push fistfuls of sugar into their children’s whining mouths so that they can get maybe a shot or two of their progeny propped up in a park somewhere on a picnic blanket in their Sunday best.  […]

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DIY Wood Wall: The Great Wall of Herringbone

Like all good Millennials in their 30’s, Dave and I think we’ve watched enough HGTV to be considered DIY experts.  So when he had the idea to create a wood feature wall in our living room, I was all in.  This was not our first foray into the DIY feature wall arts [see this post […]

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Prom 2018

We had a much-needed friend date last weekend.  Chaperoning the senior 2018 prom provided the perfect excuse for us to ditch our husbands and kids a few hours early, throw on some heels, and kick back some bubbles and adult conversation. We headed to Quartino Ristorante for old time’s sake, a Loop spot popular in […]

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Vacation House: How to Find the Perfect VRBO

Last week, a group of friends started murmurs of a couples’ trip to New Orleans.  The second the text notification frenzy began, I shot a look at my husband that said, “Get on the VRBO house research.”   You see, Dave is a VRBO wizard.  He has held the reigns of our vacation rentals our […]

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Wine, Dine, Party Time: A Weekend in Wine Country

Dave and I made our third trek out to wine country recently, and I swear that my soul belongs on that coast.  I don’t know why my family stopped short in the Midwest when emigrating from Italy, but they should have kept going.  Each time, we return with a little more knowledge and a lot […]

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