The other day, Luke asked me why I didn't go on his class field trip with him and went on to tell me that the "other moms" were there. I have to admit, it hurt. The guilt of not being there really hurt. I told him that I had to go to work but I … Continue reading Let’s Get Real: Will The “Mom Guilt” Ever Go Away?
Last Sunday, Luke and I were invited to Mott St. (a restaurant in Bucktown) for a Moms and Kids brunch. I gladly accepted as 1) brunch is one of my favorite meals; 2) I’ve been wanting to eat at Mott St. for some time; 3) it was a great way for me and Luke to spend … Continue reading Let’s Eat! Brunch for the Whole Family at Mott St in Bucktown, Chicago
I can't believe Luke officially finished kindergarten. It seemed like just yesterday that I wrote a blog post about him starting kindergarten. It's bittersweet as he's growing up so fast while I still see him as my baby. More on that in a future post. With the end of the school year though, we have … Continue reading Let’s Play! Chicago Fire Soccer Summer Camp
Happy French Friday! The other day I sent a friend a text message of a picture that I took while we were in Paris last month. She texted back asking why I go to Paris every year. Why don't I go somewhere else. What is so special about Paris? At first, I got a bit … Continue reading French Friday! Why I Love to Visit Paris So Often
Happy spring in Chicago! I can't believe the arrival of spring has come so late this year...in May! The trees are starting to bloom and it was 80 degrees yesterday. It truly has been a long winter. It seems like spring arrived everywhere else in the western hemisphere except Chicago because I've been seeing pictures … Continue reading Let’s Explore! Where to Find Cherry Blossoms in Chicago
Last year, I decided to invest more time on this blog. I started this blog in 2013 as a way to share pictures of Luke and offer tips and what I've learned about motherhood, hence - Second City Mom. But I quickly realized that I didn't have any great tips to offer and felt like … Continue reading Let’s Get Real: Why I Started Blogging Again and What I’ve Learned