10 reasons why living with children is like being in a haunted house

Ah, the pitter-patter of little feet. Sure, it could be the sound of adorable children coming to give you hugs, but it could be the sound of a group of hell creatures coming to eat your soul. Some nights it can be hard to tell the difference. Is there a difference? Being a parent is … Continue reading 10 reasons why living with children is like being in a haunted house

50 ways to be left by your lover

The Paul Simon song "50 Ways to Leave Your Lover" lists options for escaping your relationship. The ways listed in the song are pretty cowardly, but a new version would need to be more passive aggressive to appeal to a modern audience. Instead of saying how you can leave your lover it should suggest bad … Continue reading 50 ways to be left by your lover

13 obvious facts about Friday the 13th

Today is Friday the 13th. Here are 13 obvious facts about Friday the 13th. Friday the 13th always occurs on a Friday. Friday the 13th always occurs on the 13th day of the month. Friday the 13th can occur in January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, or December. There can … Continue reading 13 obvious facts about Friday the 13th

Letter to a new mom: The secrets of motherhood

ChicagoNow bloggers are joining forces today in support of new moms as they celebrate their first Mother's Day. Dear new mom, Happy Mother's Day! Of course, within the Maternal Sisterhood we like to think of every day as Mother's Day. Over the next weeks and months I will be sending periodic letters indoctrinating you with … Continue reading Letter to a new mom: The secrets of motherhood

Is your FitBit spying on you for the NSA?

I previously reported how the National Security Agency (NSA) used the Elf on the Shelf to spy on American families. Although the NSA's SANTA (Securing America's Noel Toy Allotment) program was quite successful during the Christmas season the usefulness of the program waned once people boxed the shelf-perching monitoring devices with the rest of their … Continue reading Is your FitBit spying on you for the NSA?