Gramme’s daycare

When we started looking for a house, we pictured our lives at least ten years into the future. We wanted to find a place where we could start a family and when my mom offered to watch our baby while I worked, we looked for a place near her house up in Antioch, Illinois. It’s a […]

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Extra baggage

I’ve only carried around my diaper bag for a few weeks but I know that it needs some serious downsizing. It’s really hard to handle a 12-pound baby in a car seat AND a loaded pound packed diaper bag. Before I had the baby, I was eager to pack my diaper bag because I knew […]

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Portillo’s restaurant holds a special place in my heart. Yes, I truly enjoy visiting the iconic Chicago restaurant for the best Italian beef sandwich dripping with tasty gravy, topped with the savory sweet peppers. They recently opened a new location in Gurnee and our lives haven’t been the same since. But that’s not the (whole) reason why […]

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Mommy and me

Mommy and me time is the classic ladies outing, except with more bottles of milk than glasses of wine. I felt a social pressure building inside myself to at least try to experience mommy time with other mothers. I still have a hard time picturing myself as a mom. Thinking about hanging out with complete […]

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I’m guilty of saying that my son is perfect. He’s only three weeks old and I feel like he can do no wrong. Leigh has been a perfect child since birth. He’s perfectly healthy. He’s perfectly beautiful. He’s just amazing. I realize that I won’t always feel this way. Things will change. The postpartum hormones making […]

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Losing it

The first time I left Leigh alone with his dad, I went to get my hair cut. My ends needed a trim and my bangs were all out of wack. The salon is just down the street from our house. I was gone for one hour. As the stylist was blow drying my hair, I […]

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Puking rainbows

I’m a big fan of social media. As a digital marketer, I basically play on Facebook all day for my professional career. Multimedia storytelling is my specialty. One of my goals is to make something “go viral.” Whatever that means… While I’m on out of the office on maternity leave, I’m trying to keep up with […]

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Patience is a virtue

The first lesson a baby teaches their parents is how to be patient. Most of the time, we learn patience before they are even born. The lesson is taught even earlier for parents who have a difficult time trying to conceive. This is the story of how my husband and I learned patience from Leigh Nathaniel. […]

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