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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C-section Awareness Month my ass

Did you know that April is Cesarean Awareness Month? Neither did I. It seems like there’s a special month, week or day for everything. April 11 was National Pet Day and social media was flooded with photos of our furry friends. Hopefully, you remembered to post a photo of your brother(s) or sister(s) to Facebook […]

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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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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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Belly band to the rescue

I’m officially four months pregnant. It’s been a wonderful experience so far. I haven’t had any problems with morning sickness or sensitive smells (thanks to my extreme allergies that have gone into overdrive this fall season). And I’m particularly proud that I’ve been able fit into my normal pants this far along. I consider myself […]

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