Child Care

Two Trips in One

We just returned from a wonderful spring break trip to Florida. All year we had no plans to travel, but then last month I found ridiculously low airfare – so low that it could not be ignored – so low that it was cheaper than driving! – so we decided to book the trip. I […]


Twooth Fairy

My little Evie is growing up so fast! This year she finally started to lose her teeth. I’m pretty sure she was one of the last of her classmates to lose one, but since she is the youngest in her grade I reassured her that everything was happening in the right time. The other day […]


A Nice Night

Ahhhhhh. Chicago. The old saying “if you don’t like the weather in Chicago, wait five minutes” couldn’t be truer than in the spring. A week ago we had snow, and today we enjoyed sunshine and 70 degrees. The kids and I spent the entire day outside, and when Chris suggested we walk to dinner we […]


Peskiest Post Pregnancy Problem

Ugh. It happens every time. So I shouldn’t be surprised. But, still. My hair. Three or four months after I have a baby, my hair falls out. In clumps. It is gross and so annoying. But, three or four months after that, the hair starts to regrow. Yay, right? Not quite. Because it grows back […]


GIVEAWAY! Five Lucky Winners Get a Sucklebuckle™!!

Last week I introduced the Homemade Mothering community to Christine Prill, founder and CEO of Sucklebuckle™, a handy tool that makes breastfeeding a little easier for busy moms. I am a fan of anything that encourages and supports nursing mamas, and I think Christine’s invention is genius. Take a look at my nifty device for holding […]


Missing from the Google Doodle…

Today is the International Women’s Day.  Of course it is nice to have a day to reflect upon the many contributions women have made to the advancement and protection of the human race and the world around us.  It is hard to imagine that 100 years ago American women still were not voting. We’ve come […]


Homemade Mother of the Week: Christine Prill, founder of Sucklebuckle™

This post is the 17th in the series “Homemade Mother of the Week.” If you know a woman who is thoughtfully sharing her passion for the planet, families or the well-being of others, please nominate her for this special recognition.  Send an email with all the details to maureen@homemademothering.com This week I am so happy to introduce you […]


To My Fourth on His First

Tomorrow my baby turns 1. This is my fourth first birthday, so I should be a pro at this by now. But, I can’t help but feel so emotional. Up until the age of 1, they are all my babies. But, after that they enter the toddler zone and life is never the same.  So, […]


FREE Babysitting in Chicago, NYC and Brooklyn!

We have the world’s BEST babysitter. Seriously. We first met Nataliya nearly two years ago when a nanny from our neighborhood referred her to us. Ever since then, she’s spent a two days a week caring for the kids while I am at work. Nataliya is kind and patient. She loves loves loves taking the […]


The Luckiest.

We had no big plans for Valentine’s Day. But, we did have a plan. Inspired by a a blog post I read, the kids and I were going to surprise Chris with a fancy “restaurant” dinner at home. I was going to make dinner, and Evie and Mack would be the waiter and waitress. Mack […]


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