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Two for two

Have you ever been around a toddler who has had NO nap the entire day? None? Zip? You probably haven't. If you had, you wouldn't be here to tell the tale.

Wants a nap, will settle for chocolate

My life, the one I live on a daily basis, it’s a bit nutty. Anyone who knows me would laugh as this is severely understated.

Who invited the cool mom?

I can remember my father being flabbergasted when he learned that I was not, in fact, a cool kid in high school. I wasn’t the object of most ridicule. (Was I?

Responding instead of reacting

Recently I wrote about how “the pause” was born and changed my life — which is not an overly dramatic statement.

Well, that's unexpected

A few things surprised me this week about my toddler.

New volunteer opportunity

Kalisha has been volunteering at several different locations for  a couple of years.

Malala a hero for today

I can't think of another person who is more qualified than Malala Yousafzai to win the Nobel Peace Prize, to be announced on Friday.

Hot date: aquarium style

The Shedd Aquarium in Chicago is amazing. If you've never been there, I highly recommend going (on a Monday or other weekday when practically no one is there).

Blend it

Kalisha has been going to "cooking class" every Friday for quite some time. Several young women plan a lunch menu, shop for the necessary ingredients, then prepare, eat end clean up.

Fox pox

Let us sing together. If you’ve had a pre-schooler in the last decade, you’ll recognize this ditty.

"If there's a place you've got to go, I am the one you need to know