• Daisy, Just Daiy http://www.daisyjd.com/

    An attorney married to an attorney, blogging about life in Chicago, parenthood, dog ownership and everything in between.


  • So Long, Farewell

    And with this post, 8 or so years after I began blogging, I’ve decided it is time to close my blog and focus on other things. So many big things have happened... Read more

    Posted on 06 July 2015 FAMILY
  • May Day! Mayday?

    Day! Mayday?

    Things that have happened or are happening: new job, lots of work, spring weather, consumerism at its finest, sailing season is gearing up, the patio is ready... Read more

    Posted on 11 May 2015 FAMILY
  • Status: Everything is Good

    Status: Everything Good

    Life continues on at break-neck pace despite my lack of blogging. The new job is great but I have a big learning curve and I find that while I’m enjoying my day... Read more

    Posted on 16 March 2015 FAMILY
  • Checking In

    I know, I know, long time/no write. My new job is fantastic but to say I’m burning the candle at both ends (and anticipate doing so for awhile) would be an... Read more

    Posted on 25 February 2015 FAMILY
  • Something Unpredictable, But In the End is Right

    I won’t even start with “so I haven’t been blogging much” and I’ll just cut down to the chase. Much of my radio silence as of late is because off in the... Read more

    Posted on 06 February 2015 FAMILY
  • Gracie Girl

    Gracie turns 2 on Sunday which is beyond hard to fathom- two years, how in the world, but there is no denying it. She is at a supremely fun age right now, or... Read more

    Posted on 27 January 2015 FAMILY
  • Status Update: Still Sick

    Checking in to say we are alive, but barely, over here. In a cruel twist of fate, Gracie is feeling 100% while this Terrible Daycare Virus continues to kick... Read more

    Posted on 23 January 2015 FAMILY
  • In Summation

    I promise we are all alive and well over at Casa de Daisy B. Work has been busy for the both of us, throw in a monster Daycare Virus (nothing serious, but in... Read more

    Posted on 19 January 2015 FAMILY
  • Survey Says

    Survey Says

    Despite not posting for over a week I am in fact alive and well. I was tagged in a survey post by my friend Sarah so here we go- some nice writing prompts to ge... Read more

    Posted on 13 January 2015 FAMILY
  • Illustrious Start

    On the first Sunday of the new year I did what I always do and figured out what we were eating for dinner for the week followed by going to the grocery store. Read more

    Posted on 05 January 2015 FAMILY
  • Bonjour, Farewell….

    Bonjour, Farewell….

    Parenthood (for me) has been a lot of little moments that add up to the smacking realization that life has changed. A few years ago we spent a lot of time... Read more

    Posted on 31 December 2014 FAMILY
  • Holiday in Review

    Holiday Review

    So, backing up a few days on the calendar, Gracie and I flew out to Utah the Friday before Christmas, affording us a luxurious 7 days and some hours at my... Read more

    Posted on 29 December 2014 FAMILY
  • Canon Camera Shopping at Best Buy {Sponsored}

    Canon Camera Shopping Best {Sponsored}

    sponsored content ahoy!  It is no secret I’ve been a huge fan of my Canon camera, which I bought a few years ago. Naturally I’m so intrigued by the latest... Read more

    Posted on 20 December 2014 FAMILY
  • Merrily Merrily


    I was not kidding last week when I said I had to fit many moments of yuletide cheer into one weekend in Chicago, and we did our very best to get it all done. Read more

    Posted on 16 December 2014 FAMILY
  • Ho Ho Ho

    ‘Tis the season y’all. I’m busy shopping and list making and triple list making and deciding what to do about Christmas cards (post cards? New Year cards?) and... Read more

    Posted on 10 December 2014 FAMILY
  • You Should Be In Pictures

    Should Pictures

    A little over a week ago we had family pictures done with Claire of Knoten Photography here in Chicago. We met Claire through Gracie’s daycare- her son attends... Read more

    Posted on 08 December 2014 FAMILY
  • Zoo Lights 2014

    Lights 2014

    Whew, Friday. We’ve had a great but very long week and I’m looking forward to some R R this weekend, enjoying my Christmas tree and not making turkey and gravy. Read more

    Posted on 05 December 2014 FAMILY
  • Shopping for the Little Ones

    Shopping Little Ones

    Ahhh Cyber Monday. Here we are, filling up our carts to fill up our stockings/trees/menorahs. After extensive research (read: Google and other Mom-friends)... Read more

    Posted on 01 December 2014 FAMILY
  • Thankful


    I spent Thanksgiving being thankful. For family and good friends and a full house and overflowing fridge. For our ability to provide for our family and use a... Read more

    Posted on 30 November 2014 FAMILY
  • Butterball Has a Hotline?

    Oh man you guys. Thanksgiving. The best day of the year!! This year with 7 adults and 1 toddler we will be dining on the following: Day starts with cinnamon... Read more

    Posted on 25 November 2014 FAMILY