Can you be happy for 100 days in a row? It may sound simple, but most people actually don’t take the time each day to recognize what makes them happy. Why? There are plenty of excuses, such as “I’m too busy” or “I work all day” or “I’m raising my crazy kids!” We should always make time for happiness though. 100 Happy Days is an inspirational challenge dedicated to long-term happiness. All you have to do is take a picture of something that made you happy each day. It could be anything – your dog, flowers, even a book! It’s up to you how you share the photo. If you want people … Read more
I have a toddler. Help. She’s 20 months old, and most days, she’s a total monster. But only with me. With others, she plays and engages and helps babies drink their bottles and eats and naps for two whole hours and is just an absolute joy! Yippee! And then, when she gets back to me, the joy vanishes into something I like to call tiny terrorism. Yes, it’s real. Exhibit A-C: Oh, you broke a cracker? Let’s throw yourself on the bed and wail uncontrollably. Oh, you can’t put your shoes on? It’s a perfectly normal response to bite your shoes, scream bloody murder and launch them at your sweet puppy’s head. Go … Read more
Brrr…. It’s starting to get really chilly around here. The days of of heading out to your local park so the kids can run around and play for hours are over – for the next couple of months, at least. Welcome to another Chicago winter! Freezing temps and snowy weather mean we need to be more creative when it comes to finding ways to entertain our kids (not to mention motivation to leave the house!). Warning: DO NOT plan to stay home in your warm and cozy house with visions of your kids peacefully playing games and politely sipping hot chocolate. Kids need to get our and about, despite the dreadful outdoor … Read more
She is fun, fabulous and fierce. She is chic, intelligent and in-the-know. But most of all, the Cheeky chick is the kind of woman who embraces, admires, respects, smiles at and opens her heart to other fabulous chicks. Now THAT'S Cheeky, darling!