Cubs Musical Extended Through Labor Day

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August 20th, 2019 . Jackie Pilossoph

I wrote this article after seeing Miracle, (the Cubs musical in Chicago). If you're looking for something to do with your kids, (and they like the Cubs) this is an adorable play, and you can make a day of it in the city!  Cubs Musical Extended Thro...

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Ex Spouse Etiquette: Please DON’T say these 12 Things!

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August 1st, 2019 . Jackie Pilossoph

Life is so much easier when you're getting along with your ex, isn't it?  No blow-out arguments, no dirty looks, and no cruel emails or texts between the two of you, and most importantly, the kids can feel the peace and it makes their lives easier. ...

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Talking to Your Child About Divorce: Try This!

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July 10th, 2019 . Jackie Pilossoph

Talking to your child about divorce isn't easy, but there's something I want to share that I think is very helpful and beneficial. We all have a story about how we met and fell in love with our ex’s. I call it a "Once upon a time" story. If you ...

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Isn’t It Time To Celebrate YOUR Independence?

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July 3rd, 2019 . Jackie Pilossoph

In what feels like a personal quest to help people appreciate your independence, instead of dread it, fear it, or be sad about it, I decided to write my Love Essentially column on the topic. I've been a single mom for 11 years now--hard to believ...

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My Mother’s Day Gift To You: Let That Shit Go!

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May 11th, 2019 . Lisa Barr

Let that shit go. Wash, Rinse, Repeat. Mother’s Day. The joke’s on us, isn’t it? Let’s be honest: Every day is Mother’s Day. We are ALWAYS on duty, a 24/7 full-service one-stop shop. So, here’s what I’m thinking, and yes, it’s a b...

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