Soccer Mom 2.0

As parents, my husband and I have always said that it is important for our kids to be part of something-teams, clubs, activities-something, and that they must stick with it. We want my children to have perseverance and learn to not give up when things are always get difficult. So with this notion in our […]

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The Small Things

If you know me personally or follow our blog, you know that I’m Italian.  And we Italians are certainly known for our food, but any pure-blood will tell you it’s not about the mouth-watering, cheesy delicacies we whip up.  I mean, every ethnicity has its specialties.  What makes Italians different is how we look at […]

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Tag-a-long: 10 Tips for Taking Your Kids Out in Public

Let me set the scene for you: returning to Chicago on a 2.5 hour car drive from Michigan, my husband and I realize we’ll be passing right through downtown.  The four year old and five month old have just woken up.  The baby is restless. It’s a lovely day, so we decide to have a […]

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My First Born

We’ve always had a tumultuous relationship. Even in utero he was a stubborn one. He sat straight up, refusing to turn down. That should have been my first signal that he would have a mind of his own, choosing his own path, not bending to the will of others (and by others, I mean me). […]

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#ShopSmall

Everyone knows that Target and Amazon Prime are the cornerstone of motherhood purchasing patterns. They’re just so gosh-darned convenient; I mean, that Amazon one-click gets me every time.  And when you are parenting a small child and you need a new binky because you’ve lost the last fourteen, you need it yesterday, so a two-day […]

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Summer Uniform

Ah summer. My favorite season. Sun, beaches, my birthday, BBQs and no school. Summer has always been a time when I can reset and recharge before tackling the next school year and all the inevitable challenges it brings with it.  This summer, however, is different. This summer I am the mother of two and I […]

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Happy Birthday To Me: New Rules for Dressing in my 30s

Last year at this time, MB and I were prepping for our birthdays by shopping for the perfect dresses to fit our body types (see Body Type Matters). This year though, things seem different to me. My body is far from where I want it to be after baby number two and as the big […]

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Top 10 Baby Essentials

I vividly remember creating my baby registry during my first pregnancy.  I wandered up and down the aisles of Buy Buy Baby like a zombie, eyes glazed over and mouth agape.  There was just SO MUCH STUFF.  And I didn’t know what most of it was used for. How are you supposed to know?  You’ve […]

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Mother’s Day

We don’t live glamorous lives.  We’re not jet-setters, we don’t attend swanky parties, and we practically live at Target.  We’re moms.  And we’re like every other mom we know.  We stay up nights worrying.  We are racked with guilt.  We’re exhausted.  We are a little heavier than we should be.  We question everything.  We pump […]

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Support Needed

The Story of My First Run Post-Baby 9:15AM Me: Ok, you got this. First time back out there. Gonna get rid of that baby weight no problem. Just an easy 3 miles. 9:16AM Me: Owww F*@$ Sh@* (Armed crossed across chest for the rest of the run) The End I used to have little boobs. So […]

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