Please visit new and improved blog

Please follow my new and improved blog with similar content, but a more user-friendly look and feel at http://www.lipstickandlollypops.com. Learn embarrassing lessons for the graduate they don’t teach in school and how a new Mom transitions to back to work with baby in addition lots of other tricks while you have a good laugh.

Come along for the ride!

Come along for the ride!


Please follow the Crown Jewels

Thank you so much for making our community on Lipstick and Lollypops so much fun! I’m very excited to be moving to a new site at Chicago Now: http://www.chicagonow.com/lipstick-lollipops. The focus is the same so I hope you’ll take a second to join me there and like my new Facebook fan page.  The look and feel is a little different, but just more user friendly content. They also require a blogger name or alias.  Since Chicago Jewels was taken and I am the woman of a home of three men/boys, 🙂 that makes me the Crown Jewels…  I also  borrowed the idea from an over-the-top guy my husband and I met last week on vacation who said everyone called his sister the “Crown Jewels.” In the meantime, enjoy this beautiful weekend!


Almost the weekend…

May you have a restful and fun weekend. It’s starting to feel like summer as we’re almost there… That means outdoor festivities for singles and families alike. For example, this weekend is Chicago Kids Day (details below). Its mission is to create a fun and entertaining way to educate and teach kids about health and safety. Speaking of entertainment, take a look at the viral Men Experience Simulated Child Birth if you haven’t already seen it for a laugh… Please reply with comments to share what you’re up to this weekend and other family or any other type of festivals. Read the rest of this entry »


Prom

Kids don’t realize prom is most parents’ worse nightmare.

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2013 Met Gala: Who’s Who

Jennifer Lopez (Reuters)

Jennifer Lopez (Reuters)

Madonna (Reuters)

Madonna (Reuters)

Miley Cyrus (Reuters)

Miley Cyrus (Reuters)

Sarah Jessica Parker (Reuters)

Sarah Jessica Parker (Reuters)

Beyonce (Reuters)

Beyonce (Reuters)

Anne Hathaway (Reuters)

Anne Hathaway (Reuters)

Katie Holmes (Reuters)

Katie Holmes (Reuters)

This year’s Met Gala featured Punk: Chaos to Couture on their red carpet as they opened the new fashion exhibit. Their unique theme explains some of the avant-garde fashion choices. Take a peak with us at some of the celebrity guests including everyone from Tiger Woods and his girl to the Kanye-Kardashian duo. What do you think?


Bittersweet

Our sweet boys

Our sweet boys

Boys before I went back to work

Boys before I went back to work

Miss these boys

Miss these boys

New Moms usually dread returning to work. Their transitions may be charged with sadness or even guilt, which can be intensified with sleep deprivation. In fact, more than one of my girl friends “lost” her car when she parked it for work in the morning. They called the police hysterically crying since they were convinced someone stole it, but in reality they forgot where they parked it. The police found my friends’ lost cars in every instance on a different street than where they swore they parked it. As today is my first day back to work, I thank God my husband is dropping our boys off in the morning at my Mom’s and parking our car in their garage! And, THANK YOU, Mom!

Returning to work after my second maternity leave is bittersweet. I’ll miss my boys dearly, especially the sweet sound of our oldest, Andrew, regularly calling, “Mama, MAMA, MOMMY!” Ok, I’m getting a little teary thinking about how sweet his everything is – cuddles and cries alike. One of my favorites is how when I’m breast-feeding our sweet baby, Patrick, Andrew will also curl up with us. AND, I’ll miss the sweet smiles of our precious Patrick who is constantly more and more aware at three months. I hope I don’t miss hearing too many of his new sounds for the first time…

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Top seven perks to postpartum

As my maternity leave quickly comes to an end, I will miss my sweet boys dearly when I go back to work. I am forcing myself to look on the positive, 🙂 so below are the top seven perks most of us enjoy right after we have a baby. If your due date or loved one’s due date is approaching, keep these in mind. And, please add anything I missed!

Almost time to go back to work...

Almost time to go back to work…

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