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  • Fall! Lice! Typhoid!

     

    momdaughter1Fall is here.  She was not announced by the turning of leaves or a new crispness to the air.  She didn’t ease gently out of summer like a well-scripted movie.  Oh no.  Because Fall, while my favorite season, is kind of a betch that way.  She always surprises us, leaving us with a million things we meant to do over the summer that will now have to be put off until next summer.  This year, she upped her game. I know this because not only did she surprise us, she announced herself via a raging head cold and a letter from school notifying us of a lice infestation.  Because there’s no denying that fall is here once everyone has itchy scalps and head-colds.  Thanks, Fall!
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    September 22, 2014 • For Your Consideration, From the Desk of WTMother • Views: 3206

  • We Need to Talk: Depression & Suicide

    Today’s post was supposed to be about registries and preparing for bringing home baby.  But the passing of Robin Williams by his own hand has left me feeling a heaviness that I can’t shake. The world just seems a little less funny today.

    Many of you know I studied at Second City. I did it as a hobby. It was never to be on THE stage. I was new to Chicago.  My first apartment was just a few blocks from the school.  I signed up on a whim thinking it would be an easy way to meet new friends and spend a few nights a week having a great laugh.  I loved every minute I spent Continue Reading

    August 13, 2014 • For Your Consideration, From the Desk of WTMother • Views: 4898