Last Thursday was my 36th birthday. I know, big deal, right? Yeah, well, when you start inching closer to 40, you can tell me what a big deal it isn’t… For some reason, this birthday seemed like a bigger deal than when I turned 35 — because this time I’m celebrating someone else’s life. (Preston’s …

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It’s been rather hectic in Momville lately. We returned from a weeklong family vacation, which you can read about here, and then I had another interview and two photo shoots with Time Out Chicago for a piece they’re doing on me, pegged to my new Parenting blog and the fact that I’m a full-time working …

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This article originally ran on CheekyChicago.com. Becoming a mother is life-changing in so many wonderful ways—you’re responsible for someone else’s life now, and nurturing that life is the most beautiful thing in the world; it’s kind of indescribable. But there are also a number of other ways that becoming a parent totally changes you, in tangible …

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