My friend and I recently had an exciting adventure: the Korean spa in the suburbs of Chicago. Sharing a parking lot with the other local attraction, the mega Korean supermarket, was this beige warehouse that, save for the concrete lions flanking the entrance, gave no hint of the amazing world inside.
I have hippy tendencies that bob to the surface but are usually whack-a-moled by my competing love of convenience. Communal living tiny houses (now with movement status), minimal personal hygiene (this one gets tempered pretty quickly by The Spouse and lingering looks from strangers), and a macrobiotic diet have all been suppressed for now. more more
We’ve all been forced recently to think about child rearing whether or not we’re rearing a child. Tiger Mom, Tiger Mom II, and‘grit’ are familiar terms though we may not agree. Through trial and error (consider for a second what’s implied there), we’re slowly getting the formula tweaked just right to produce the most academically gifted and economically productive humans possible.
It’s so simple yet so easy to mess up (and then you’ll need to apologize for your apology!). Here's some advice on the power of saying "I'm Sorry" and how you can help your kids learn the value of caring and strong character.
So much pastel and merriment crowded the web this past week. Also a heaping spoonful of gefilte fish. We rounded up those links with a few of their friends. Enjoy!
Wow. Is Spring Break already over? Now's the time to start planning that vacation when the summer months hit. Picking a destination that all of your kids will... more
Some kids pick up lessons early in life through fun songs. Others might need a set of markers and paper to process what they've learned. And there's always a child... more
After giving birth to two kids, Leslie found that she had less energy to play with her children. It wasn't until she walked into the doors at the Bell Chasse YMCA in... more
Hello, moms! Here are a few things that have been on your minds this week from rock-n-roll themed birthday parties to the new spring season to life in a wheelchair to the... more
Everybody cut, everybody cut. If you didn't know, it's the 30th anniversary of Footloose. And for the younger moms out there, we don't know... more