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Mom of 3 kids, 2 cats, 1 dog. Wife to 1 husband.
Interests: Cooking, cookbooks, nutrition, wellness, children, parenting teenagers, writing, parenting, website design, marketing, design, dogs, cats, reading, dieting, SparkPeople, running
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It feels as if we just elected a president. But no, Campaign 2012 has pretty much kicked off this week with the Fox "News" suspensions of Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum--pending their confirming or denying their candidacies--and the following little gem from Mike Huckabee: Video at: Seriously? First, Mike,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 5, 2011 at Adventures of Millennium Mom
Libraries & librarians are awesome! Many years ago, after typing my way through Northwestern at a work study job in the library basement, I got my start in advertising/ marketing in the publishing division of the ALA. I learned quite a bit about librarians during my time there. First, public librarians rock! Second, most librarians are in love with their career. They have to be to go to grad sch to get a MLS degree and then commit to what can be a very low-paying job, under a very large local magnifying lens. Finally, one of ALA's most important events is Banned Books Week, a necessity because our freedom to read is attacked continually from coast to coast by different groups with different agendas. In fact, ALA has an entire office dedicated to intellectual freedom. So, Go Librarians!
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I saw an article in the Chicago Tribune a few weeks ago about this. It's a big blow for Fermilab and for Chicago/Illinois pride in general. Fermilab has a fantastic track record and the money should be made available. (access Trib article here through I too hit the pay wall from the journal--and as a freelance writer, I hate paywalls. Having once been in academic and biz-to-biz publishing, I know that there are serious reasons the journals don't take adverts--but this is the 2000s. There must be a way to support free electronic dissemination of information without being accused of advertiser bias. Perhaps the journals could run ads that appeal to grad students and writers: coffee, energy drinks, soda, take-out pizza, child care, etc. No conflict of interest and free articles for everyone! Also, really, they ought to drop paper publishing.
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As the January calendar winds down, and February appears on the horizon, I find I am really ready for a snow day. Sure, the kids had MLK off--and they have President's Day, Pulaski Day and and some teacher in-service days ahead, making February and March a minefield for working parents.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 30, 2011 at Adventures of Millennium Mom
I haven't been paying as much attention to my blog recently as I should. After a day of writing or designing or being creative on behalf of a client, sometimes it is just hard to sit down and think of something to say that's mine. I just hit that creative... Continue reading
Posted Dec 13, 2010 at Adventures of Millennium Mom
Today it was announced that the Democrats and the Republicans sorta / kinda / almost worked together to continue unemployment extensions for those who can't find work in this god-awful economy and at the same time keep the Bush-era tax cuts from expiring on the poor, the middle class and... Continue reading
Posted Dec 7, 2010 at Adventures of Millennium Mom
A sad surprise awaited Cubs fans this morning when we awoke. Our leader--probably the biggest, best Cub fan to ever live--had passed away. I was only a preschooler when Santo retired from baseball after 14 years with the Cubs and one final year with our South Side rivals, but you... Continue reading
Posted Dec 3, 2010 at Adventures of Millennium Mom
After stuffing myself this weekend on turkey, stuffing, turkey and more stuffing (and some mashed potatoes), I sat down today and unstuffed our bank account on Cyber Monday. After just a few clicks of just a few buttons, a few bank account numbers and some shipping selections, I am more... Continue reading
Posted Nov 29, 2010 at Adventures of Millennium Mom
This was not a red-letter day of parenthood for me. Today was about working woman colliding with the woman named "Mom" who stumbled over the simmering PMS creature from the Skokie Lagoons. The woman someone calls "wife" is hiding from the other "me's" in a broom closet somewhere. Yes, I... Continue reading
Posted Nov 15, 2010 at Adventures of Millennium Mom
Welcome back, welcome back, welcome back . . . Several years ago, never having lost the weight from my final pregnancy, I went on the South Beach Diet. Combining its main ideas and the carb-counting from the Atkins Diet, I successfully lost 30 pounds. I kept that weight off for... Continue reading
Posted Nov 14, 2010 at Adventures of Millennium Mom
'Dairy Management': While Warning About Fat, U.S. Government Pushes Cheese Sales Domino's Pizza was hurting early last year. Domestic sales had fallen, and a survey of big pizza chain customers left the company tied for the... via Really? What's next? No wearing orange and brown at the same time... Continue reading
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Yesterday, at about the same time that we were standing at the altar 17 years ago, I was in a far, far, far out suburb (almost to Wisconsin, really), watching our 13-year-old sing in an honors choir. My betrothed was at home with the boys watching Northwestern lose to Penn... Continue reading
Posted Nov 7, 2010 at Adventures of Millennium Mom
Blog Roll David Andrew, my husband and a fantastic musician Heidi Scott , a very old friend and a wonderful artist Chris Doctor-Melcher, an old high school friend, sharing recipes from her farmhouse kitchen Niki Forbing-Orr, another friend from long ago, blogging from Idaho Phil Vickman, former IT salesperson turned... Continue reading
Posted Nov 3, 2010 at blog-roll
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Keryn & Jen: Thanks for your comments! Jen, glad to hear another generation is learning the Time Warp. Keryn: Yes, you are right. MM was loudly corrected by her daughter about Miss Pillsbury. Thanks!
Toggle Commented Oct 28, 2010 on I Married a "Virgin" at Adventures of Millennium Mom
No, silly, not that kind of virgin. A Rocky Horror Picture Show virgin. I used to spend many high school weekend nights with my friends at the midnight showing of the sci-fi / 1950s' B-movie spoof, Rocky Horror Picture Show, gleefully throwing toast and rice, doing "The Time Warp," yelling... Continue reading
Posted Oct 27, 2010 at Adventures of Millennium Mom Widgets Unlike 25 or 30 years ago, the fiction choices for young adult readers are rich and plentiful--especially if the reader is female. And exceptional literature is available for boys as well. Michael Chabon's Summerland immediately springs to mind as one of the best YA / teen books that... Continue reading
Posted Oct 23, 2010 at Adventures of Millennium Mom
For nearly 20 years, I've made a living with the written word, from catalog copy and sales letters to website content and news articles. As a parent, I've watched my three children develop as writers themselves. At first, I was fearful that writing was a dying art. With all the... Continue reading
Posted Oct 5, 2010 at Adventures of Millennium Mom
I am opening this blog with one of the most insightful books that I've read in years. Recently, I read one of Laurie King's entertaining Sherlock Holmes / Mary Russell series mysteries, O Jerusalem (Mary Russell Novels) , which takes place in post-WWI Palestine. Not only does Ms. King do... Continue reading
Posted Oct 2, 2010 at MillenniumMomReads
I've been wanting to add this page for a long time. Anyone who knows me well understands that we have a rather large number of books in this house. I dream of one day having a room devoted to books, with floor to ceiling shelves and an accompanying library ladder... Continue reading
Posted Oct 2, 2010 at MillenniumMomReads