Kim Moldofsky

Kim Moldofsky is a Chicago-area Social Media Mom of tween boys. Blogging since 2005 at Hormone-colored Days and around the web, she has a reputation as an insightful blogger who supports the momblogger community. She connects brands and bloggers for conversations, events and product reviews at MomImpact.

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Tending the Zombie Farm

Milestones in Zombie Mothering

February 23, 2011 | Comments (4)

I not only observed their first words, their first steps, even a first petition drive, I helped my children prepare for those moments. I felt those moments. But I don’t feel quite as special for having coached my boys through their most recent milestone: harvesting brains. Yes, I have become one of those mothers, a […]

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A Taste of the Chicago Wolves

January 25, 2011 | Comments (5)

In a family where we have more mathletes than athletes and Olympic heroes are not gymnasts, but scientists, professional sporting events don’t rank high on our to-do list, especially when we look at the cost of taking a family of four to a professional sporting event. Talk about sticker shock. (Yeah, Chicago museums, I’m lookin’ […]

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Top Golf Chicago

A Schaumburg Staycation

December 2, 2010 | Comments (4)

A post-Thanksgiving family getaway sounded nice in theory, but one by one we eliminated potential destinations. A visit to a hotel with a small water park would pale in comparison to memories of our visit to the Wisconsin Dells a few summers ago. Starved Rock was promising until we considered the late November chill that […]

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Candy Care package

I Can’t Send My Camper a Care Package Because of Terrorists

November 1, 2010 | Comments (3)

Care packages are a time-honored tradition of sleepaway camp. Boxes packed full of magazines, trinkets, the hot trading cards/silly bandz of the day and candy are a camper’s delight. Or at least they used to be. There are new rules now. Candy, at least at some camps, is verboten. At a recent camp orientation meeting […]

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brother feeding brother

Whatever Happened to the Family Dinner?

October 26, 2010 | Comments (5)

The family dinner is both a uniter and a protector. Sitting down to shared meal not only provides an opportunity for family members to talk about their day, it creates a point of connection and support after a busy or stressful day. Family dinners impact children.  Recently, yet another study indicated that the the benefits […]

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Kosher cheese

Kosher in Lakeview? Who Knew?

October 21, 2010 | Comments (1)

As I was sizing up the crowd at a media tour for Jewel-Osco’s newest urban renovation at 3630 N. Southport, I was surprised to see an employee who looked more like he belonged in West Rogers Park, home to the city’s largest concentration of Jewish residents, than Lakeview. After all, isn’t Lakeview all about the […]

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Grandma's basement

Moving Back Home with Mom and Dad

September 15, 2010 | Comments (5)

We moved in with my parents for a few months… back in 2008. And we are still here due to circumstances none of us ever imagined back then before the US economy crumbled. Had we glimpsed into a crystal ball , we would have made different choices. I think we all regret to the current […]

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Hot and Bothered at the Illinois State Fair

August 20, 2010 | Comments (6)

Back in 2007, we capped off a busy weekend visit to Springfield with an outing to the Illinois State Fair. We viewed the famed butter cow and calf, nicely chilling in a rotating display case. How I longed to join them on the hot, hot day. According to the record books, it was the hottest […]

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School Supply Lists:100 Pencils

School Supply Lists:100 Pencils

August 16, 2010 | Comments (6)

100 pencils. That is the number my 5th grader’s school supply list dictates he bring into his classroom when school starts.  Is he supplying the whole class? Have they adopted a school in Haiti to which they are sending extra supplies? WTH? I question my son about the need for so very many pencils. He […]

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Painted Stool with rocket chip

Chicago’s Alley Scavengers: Boon or Bane?

August 4, 2010 | Comments (7)

Last year the Chicago Tribune published an interesting article on alley scavengers, mainly the scrap metal collectors who comb the alleys in Chicago and the surrounding area for old bicycles, appliances and anything else with a bit of scrap metal that might be turned into cash. I don’t know how it works in other regions, […]

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Chicagoo Beach with ManPh

Another Reason to Love Loyola Park Beach

July 13, 2010 | Comments (5)

Living in the Chicago area most of my life and having spent more than a decade shuffling my brood around the city to festivals, cultural sites and tourist attractions, I don’t know how it is that I only discovered Loyola Park Beach this summer. It’s a short drive from my house and the beach is […]

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Nature Abhors a Vacuum and So Do Mombloggers

Nature Abhors a Vacuum and So Do Mombloggers

June 23, 2010 | Comments (13)

That line from high school chemistry has always stayed with me. Nature abhors a vacuum. Mother Nature doesn’t like empty spaces or gaping voids and neither do mombloggers, so when the recent news broke that the Chicago Moms Blog and its sister sites were closing, the conversation quickly turned to ways to keep the sites […]

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