Before I Blogged

12 1/2 years between these two pictures… ⌛️ Sean was almost 6 months old and I had just turned 29. ? In some ways it seems like so long ago and yet I can also remember a lot about what 29 year old me felt like. ♥️ I was adjusting to life as a new […]


Then (2003): I had just taken my first BFP (positive pregnancy test)! ???? Now (2016): I am mom to three awesome and unique children (a son in 7th grade, a daughter in Heaven since she was born and died in April 2008, and a daughter in 1st grade)! ✌?️♥️☺️ Then (2003): I had an expensive private gym […]


20 years ago, during the spring semester of my sophomore year of college at the University of Illinois, this is what my dresser looked liked in the room I shared with two friends, living in our Alpha Phi Sorority house. You can see that I like pictures, trinkets, and mementos. I am a very sentimental […]


This Friday Bob and I will be attending the Media Preview Day at the 2013 Chicago Auto Show. Though I just found out today from my Chicagonista friend/Editor MJ Tam that, as a blogger, I could have applied for a media pass, we actually got our tickets through a Groupon deal. Our visit will be timely, as last […]

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When I was a junior in high school I was assigned a research paper to do about famous person who has had an impact on America. If I recall correctly, my classmates and I were given a list of approved men and women that we could write about. But, I had someone else in mind […]


This past week has been a whirlwind! We were away for Labor Day Weekend and had a wonderful last hurrah with family and friends. Yesterday was Sean’s first day of school (third grade) and overall it went very well. Next week Abby starts preschool three mornings a week and in the meantime I am trying […]