MAY 22, 2009 3:46PM

My Son Peed in My Mouth!


What really bothers me about the whole thing is that I wasn’t as disgusted as I should have been.  I GOT PEE IN MY MOUTH!  I should have keeled over, dry-heaved, thrown-up a little, ran around the house screaming GROOOSSSSS!!!!  Instead, I stumbled backward, laughed light… Read full post »

MAY 18, 2009 9:50PM

Goodbye Babies, Goodbye


In a few weeks I will have said goodbye to five children in four years.  I'm fast approaching the date when two will leave me for good. I have one who is moving overseas and one who, due to logistical and financial issues, will not be continuing with me.  GoodbyesRead full post »

MAY 1, 2009 11:03AM

Life with Fin

Fin 3 007One look at this picture, which my husband took, and my bad day turned around.  I hope it inspires smiles!  Fin is now almost 2 1/2 and is a Gordon Setter.  

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APRIL 30, 2009 2:40PM

In Defense of "Mom Jeans"

 jessica simpson fat wearing mom jeans

Is it just me or are so-called “mom jeans” the biggest fashion no-no in America?  Perhaps shoulder pads come in second, but who wears those anymore?  Mom jeans are a classic closet staple for many women despite the criticism of Oprah’s fashion gurus and… Read full post »

Editor’s Pick
APRIL 29, 2009 6:28PM

Swine Flu in My Neighborhood

 I live in a Chicago neighborhood. Within a couple square miles, an almost evenly proportioned population of Latinos, Caucasians, and Blacks live, shop and attend school.  Eighty different languages are spoken among us.  Just east of my alley and past a group of apartment-turned-condoRead full post »

APRIL 27, 2009 9:54PM

T.V., Cookies, and Anger

My husband and I entered parenthood with the expectation that we'd have to become better people for the sake of our son.  We're not bad people.  We just have a few bad habits that we really didn’t want to pass on to him.  Naively, we made a pact that we'd never watch… Read full post »


 I like to expose the kids to all kinds of foods and flavors.  Below is a favorite lunch recipe 2 out of the 3 kids I'm responsible for feeding really love.  Jack and E devour this meal while making "mmmm" noises.  They always ask/sign for more.  I cannot not lie,Read full post »

Our landlord sent over this guy to fix the buzzer on our door and now we have the most ridiculous doorbell chime.  We live on the second floor of a modest, and shall we say ‘vintage’ (meaning charm, but zero modern conveniences) three floor Chicago walk-up.  Our previous doorbel… Read full post »

APRIL 22, 2009 11:30PM

You Know What's Fun?

Try putting chocolate chip cookie dough in a waffle iron.  You need tongs and a slow steady hand, but good times will be had.   Read full post »

APRIL 22, 2009 4:27PM

Job Description: 'Nuggling

Jack whined plaintively from across the room.  He stood in that unselfconscious way toddlers do, unaware that his protruding belly is a Glamour Don’t.  With one finger hooked in his mouth he said, “wanna ‘nuggle with mama!”  Oh My God, I’m half dead. Read full post »

APRIL 21, 2009 3:02PM

Perfect is Stupid

“And how long have you been a saint?”  This question made me flush with guilt and embarrassment because I am without a doubt not a saint and not without faults.  My mother’s friend mistook me for the Mother Teresa type when she heard that I am a SAHM and that I… Read full post »

APRIL 20, 2009 9:41PM

S.O.S! An Introduction...

I know what you’re thinking (if you know anything about motherhood that is), that the word I invented as my screen name, LiberationMama, is an oxymoron.  You’re absolutely right.  What mother is liberated?  The women’s movement has succeeded in many ways, but is still… Read full post »