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Sam's Mom

Westchester, Illinois
Lawyer, wife, sister, friend, daughter, seamstress, wood furniture re-finisher, 100 wpm typist, former angry infertile, fantasizing about a Broadway career...but my favorite title is simply "mama." I have a GOR.GE.OUS 1 year old son from Ethiopia; we return home with him in mid-July of... Full Bio
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New digs by Sam's Mom Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting we’ve moved over here We may be shutting down this blog because I may have been successful in my attempts to merge and transfer all the posts to the new place.  So, yo ... Read on »
New Digs by Sam's Mom Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting We’ve moved. Once again. Please join the party over here. Read on »
A Week of Thanks — Day 2 by Sam's Mom Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting I’m thankful for my amazing husband. 9 years ago today (Nov 23) we met in a little artsy coffee shop, named “Common Grounds” in Wrigleyville.  I drank tea, because I d ... Read on »
A Week of Thanks — Day 1 by Sam's Mom Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting I’m thankful for my job. I complain about my job…a lot.  But I am very grateful that I have one.  A lot of attorneys in Illinois have been laid off from their firms du ... Read on »
Random Sam-ness by Sam's Mom Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting My kid is so cute.  So seriously and completely cute. Since Sam wants to wear my hat, I made him this hat He won’t wear it, even though he picked out the “em ... Read on »
For the love of cheese by Sam's Mom Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting I try to read labels.  I do.  But some foods I wouldn’t even think about checking…like yogurt, cheese, POP TARTS!  But all have additives I cannot consume like animal renn ... Read on »
New Shoes by Sam's Mom Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Sam got some snazzy new shoes last weekend. As you know, Sam’s a toe-walker.  If not corrected, this can lead to increased tone and Achilles shortening.   Either you ... Read on »
No, I don’t eat fish by Sam's Mom Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting I eat plants.  Grains.  Fruits.  Vegetables.  Soy. I also eat eggs and dairy and honey. I don’t eat anything that requires the death of a living being.  No fish.  ... Read on »
When law school actually pays off by Sam's Mom Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting If you asked me “should I go to law school?”  I would scream “OH G-D NO NO NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!”  I really don’t think anyone should start their professional life with what e ... Read on »
“how-to” guides on Amazon by Sam's Mom Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting This week Amazon was selling Kindle versions of a self-published “how-to” pedophilia guide (ie: how-to not get caught and prosecuted.)  I won’t get into details here, but ... Read on »
Its not even Thanksgiving… by Sam's Mom Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Each year I complain about stores putting up Holiday (the capital “H” denotes the December-January Holidays no matter which you observe/celebrate) displays prior to Thanks ... Read on »
“Fall”ing for Sam by Sam's Mom Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting By popular demand: Make an on-line slideshow at www.OneTrueMedia.com Oh, and for those inquiring minds who WANT to know:  Sam pee’d once, poo’d once and since S ... Read on »
We are alive by Sam's Mom Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting I know I haven’t blogged in over a month. I know that’s not like the Meg you know, the post-at-least-once-a-day-and-sometimes-twice-a-day Meg. We have been insanely busy ... Read on »
2 year check-up by Sam's Mom Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Sam had his 2 year old well child visit today with Dr. Shah.  He was much better, more relaxed and even played with her a bit.  She was pleased to hear about his progress ... Read on »
Really?? by Sam's Mom Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Okay Sam, your mama is very opinionated and has a big mouth.  You’d might as well learn that now. Blocking the repeal of “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell”?? Really?  Hmm.  Let’s ... Read on »
As seen on TV by Sam's Mom Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Go here and get yourself some EZ Combs.  I’m not messing around here people (and by people I mean women, and by women I mean moms) … EZ Combs are the answer to all of life ... Read on »
2 year molars & the new playground by Sam's Mom Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting We thought Sam had a cold this week, but it’s his 2 year molars coming in, right on schedule.  He had a runny nose for 2 days and is chewing everything on his back teeth.  ... Read on »
Best picture by Sam's Mom Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Sam had a terrific time at his party yesterday.  Sure, it rained, but we had plenty of play room inside.  Sam’s cousins were here, along with his friends Andrew & Daniel f ... Read on »
Before the big party by Sam's Mom Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Sam turned two on Thursday.  TWO. At daycare all the kids sang Happy Birthday.  Sam didn’t care about the song but clapped at the end with everyone.  When we picked h ... Read on »
Family Vacation and mini Toukoul reunion by Sam's Mom Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting This weekend we went on our first real family vacation.  We rented a cottage in our favorite spot: Union Pier Michigan.  Our dream is to buy a house up there, a fixer-uppe ... Read on »