I’ve always had this fantasy of taking my daughters to tea at a really fancy hotel. I pictured dainty white tablecloths, little cups of tea, tiny cucumber sandwiches with the crusts cut off and girls in pretty frilly dresses sitting with their chic, thin mom. It’s one of those images I had in my head [...]
Vanessa Druckman (@Chefdruck) is thrilled to be an editor of the Chicago Moms blog. She is a French Foodie Mom to three little monsters who drive her to the brink of sanity by claiming to prefer Kraft mac and cheese over the real deal.
Her husband's job recently relocated their family from the New York area to the Midwest, and Vanessa has been busy exploring the region. When not throwing her kids in the back of her dirty minivan to check out markets and farms, Vanessa blogs about cooking and parenting at her blog Chefdruck Musings and writes about books and the stuff in her life at Chefdruck Reviews. She is also a cooking and parenting freelance writer for a number of publications and websites.
When you reach for that second helping of sweet potato casserole later today, take a moment. Put your fork down and think about all those who are homeless and hungry, and for whom today is no different than any other day. On this day of full bellies and second helpings, it’s important to remember that [...]
When the Lion King opened on Broadway in New York City, I was a skeptic. It was 1997 and I was still a child-free New Yorker, able to take in all the cultural offerings of city life without worrying about babysitter availability. I remember scoffing at the paper, wondering aloud what types of people would [...]
Mom is floored by fear of heights at Navy Pier Ferris Wheel.
We bloggers are an opinionated bunch. Put a dozen of us in a room, give us any topic from homemade baby food to sexting, and we’ll erupt into a variety of opinions that we can debate for hours. Those powerful opinions are why most of us began blogging in the first place. l never used [...]