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Olive Theory Pizza offers good food and good deeds

Olive Theory Pizza offers good food and good deeds

February 12, 2017 | Comments (0)

My goddaughter is trying to figure out which college to attend. I keep saying that she should follow her interests so she will be happy with her chosen career. You just never know your true calling when you’re making these life changing decisions. I thought about this when talking to Olive Theory Pizza owner John […]

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#RubyCup and Giving Girls Power all over the world

#RubyCup and Giving Girls Power all over the world

February 8, 2017 | Comments (0)

In times when sustainable and eco-friendly are paramount, it was very timely that in September of 2011, three former classmates at the Copenhagen Business School moved to Kenya and ultimately created a social mission sustained by the Ruby Cup. The company, Ruby Cup is a “Buy One Give One” program.  It is also the only […]

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Christmas is the right time to mix family fun and fitness

Christmas is the right time to mix family fun and fitness

December 22, 2016 | Comments (0)

According to a recent story in The Sun, “The average person consumes an enormous 7,000 calories from feasting and boozing on Christmas Day.” To put the number into perspective, Web MD recommends the average woman consume 1,800 – 2,200 calories per day. It’s easy to say that you shouldn’t consume the calories, but let’s face […]

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Shari's Corner

The Joffrey Ballet premieres gorgeous Game Changers

The Joffrey Ballet premieres gorgeous Game Changers

February 20, 2017 | Comments (0)

After an incredibly successful world premiere of their new Chicago-focused version of The Nutcracker, the Joffrey Ballet continues its Chicago premieres with Game Changers. In his program note, Artistic Director Ashley Wheater described Game Changers by writing, “For me, good work, whether abstract or narrative, speaks of the human condition and touches the heart.” Each […]

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The Hundred Dresses comes back to stage at just the right time

The Hundred Dresses comes back to stage at just the right time

January 27, 2017 | Comments (0)

I took our girls to see The Hundred Dresses when it first premiered in Chicago in 2009. They were young, but the show made a strong impression. When I told them today that the Chicago Children’s Theatre brought the show back to the stage, they immediately said they wanted to see it again. The Hundred […]

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Chicago Puppet Festival not just for children

Chicago Puppet Festival not just for children

January 19, 2017 | Comments (0)

The inaugural Chicago Puppet Festival was such a overwhelming success that organizers have created a larger, longer 2017 festival. Running from January 19 -29, the event features an international line-up for puppet artists with events for children, families and adults. Chicago’s connection with puppets goes back to the beginning of the 20th Century. “Many consider […]

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Healthy Living

Finess creates opportunities for interesting conversations

Finess creates opportunities for interesting conversations

October 19, 2015 | Comments (0)

One of my best friends always says our single days were just like “Sex & the City,” except we didn’t take home guys from every party; we didn’t have the fabulous wardrobe; and we didn’t discuss every personal issue over wine all the time. In other words, real like isn’t a television sitcom, no matter […]

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Cooking Natural With Johnsonville Naturals

Cooking Natural With Johnsonville Naturals

October 15, 2015 | Comments (0)

Cooking for your family can be fun. Children between the ages of 5 to 15 are really wonderful cooking companions and having them learn the most important tools to healthy living is really a plus. Conversing while you add ingredients just might influence what they feed themselves for years to come. My sons were exposed […]

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Garden of Life - RawFit

Garden of Life – RawFit

September 27, 2015 | Comments (0)

The fabulous healthy alternatives keep pouring in! The journey from Fat & 40 for me has continued to Healthy 48. The struggle has been long and hard. Like most mothers, we put every one else first. We eat last, take care of every one else’s needs and dietary interests first and consider ourselves once we […]

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Chicago

#Nintendo Switch Preview Tour

#Nintendo Switch Preview Tour

February 21, 2017 | Comments (0)

Nintendo is releasing a new console and gaming system packed with entertainment. On March 3rd, gamers will be able to play right there in the family room or pick up the transitional port and game anywhere. Nintendo will now allow players to play whomever, wherever. Visit Nintendo.com for a very long list of publishers whose […]

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The Greatest Story Never Told

The Greatest Story Never Told

January 26, 2017 | Comments (0)

‘The Greatest Story Never Told” is currently running in Chicago’s Wrigleyville. It is an exciting, colorful, and interactive show at Under The Gun Theatre. The premise involves a narrator walking on set only to realize that the storybook has no dialogue and there are no actors waiting to perform. To solve the dilemma they must […]

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Dawn and the Shedd Aquarium

Dawn and the Shedd Aquarium

January 20, 2017 | Comments (0)

January 2017 brought Dawn and the Shedd Aquarium together to launch a new in-class, web accessible STEM curriculum that allows teachers to offer 5th – 8th grades five Next Generation Science Standards lesson plans. Thirty-one Telpochcalli Elementary Public School students attended the NextGen Responders program led by the Shedd’s Sabrina Bainbridge for a hands-on science […]

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Reviews & Other Recent Articles

#NationalStickyBunDay

#NationalStickyBunDay

| February 21, 2017 | Comments (0)

What better way to get super charged for Spring than with Grand Lux Cafe ‘s renown Warm Sticky Bun Bread Pudding! They have also shared their coveted recipe so that you may make it for your friends and family today, Tuesday, February 21st which is #NationalStickyBunDay. It is also perfect for Mardi Gras, Easter, Mother’s Day and any […]

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Watchitude is the perfect birthday gift

Watchitude is the perfect birthday gift

| January 14, 2017 | Comments (0)

With the holidays behind us, many are beginning to brace for the “birthday onslaught”! It is coming and this wonderful “Watchitude” is designed for children 4 – 12 years of age. These watches are great because they “slap on”. There are no buckles and they are fully adjustable! Made with durable materials, water, splash-rain-sweat-proof, comfortable, […]

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The Joffrey Ballet premieres a truly #Chicago Nutcracker

The Joffrey Ballet premieres a truly #Chicago Nutcracker

| December 21, 2016 | Comments (0)

When the Joffrey Ballet announced that the company was creating a new version of the beloved holiday classic, The Nutcracker, anticipation ran high. As guests entered the Auditorium Theatre, you could feel the crowds’ excitement. People talked about the reimagined production as if they were worried about a beloved family member’s health. From the moment the theater lights […]

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Fashion Outlets Of Chicago #SantaHQ #loveHGTV

Fashion Outlets Of Chicago #SantaHQ #loveHGTV

| December 17, 2016 | Comments (0)

They had me at ‘FREE PARKING’. When you think, “major mall”, you think “major money”. This was not the case at all at the Fashion Outlets Of Chicago in Rosemont/O’Hare. My 20 year old and I set out for quite a different experience than the one we had. We were pleasantly surprised. We thought we would […]

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The Magic Flute is a delightful family show

The Magic Flute is a delightful family show

| December 15, 2016 | Comments (0)

There is a bit of a mystique to opera that you can only overcome by taking the plunge and going to a show. This is what we did for The Magic Flute. I had never attended an opera performance. One of our daughters adores playing her flute and wanted to see the show just because […]

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Fifth Third Bank Winter Wonderfest is a Treat for Teens

Fifth Third Bank Winter Wonderfest is a Treat for Teens

| December 14, 2016 | Comments (0)

Our girls were really excited when they heard we were headed for the Fifth Third Bank Winter Wonderfest. I was a bit wary. I knew friends who took their younger kids down to Navy Pier, but I wasn’t sure our teens would have as much fun. They are in that “too cool” to be with […]

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Wreath-Cycled Classroom Challenge

Wreath-Cycled Classroom Challenge

| December 3, 2016 | Comments (1)

Last week staff at the Shedd Aquarium hung 90 unique holiday wreaths around the Caribbean Reef exhibit. Every year the Shedd’s Auxilliary Board hosts the challenge that provides Chicago-area teachers an opportunity to combine environmental education into their classroom’s holiday celebrations. Once the children learn what it means to reduce, reuse and recycle, students in […]

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#RinglingBros Out Of This World #Chicago

#RinglingBros Out Of This World #Chicago

| November 29, 2016 | Comments (0)

The circus is certainly not the same show it was when I last attended over 15 years ago! Ringling Bros. Out Of This World ‘s next show is in Indy ( Indianapolis, Indiana ) beginning December 1st. If you missed the shows at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont and the United Center, you really need to […]

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The Gifting Season

The Gifting Season

| November 25, 2016 | Comments (0)

What to give during the holidays is always challenging, especially if you are not pre-disposed at being a “gift-giver”. Some prefer to donate, or gifts-with-a-cause. Some gifting is to the little people in our lives. The Chicago Moms hopes to spend the next few Holiday Shopping weeks giving you the best ideas possible! Frogglez® came about when […]

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Star Wars events bring new meaning to a #holiday light show

Star Wars events bring new meaning to a #holiday light show

| November 22, 2016 | Comments (0)

Get your light sabres and Jedi outfits ready for two December events with Star Wars themes. The first is on December 3. The Chicago Wolves is hosting a Star Wars Night in anticipation of the upcoming release of “Rogue One:  A Star Wars Story.” The special Star Wars package includes a game ticket and a […]

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Pick your favorite Nutcracker for a memorable #holiday outing

Pick your favorite Nutcracker for a memorable #holiday outing

| November 21, 2016 | Comments (0)

How do you like your Nutcracker? Traditional ballet? Whimsical? No dancing at all? This year, the Chicagoland area has a Nutcracker production for everyone. No matter where your family might be or when, there are Nutcrackers galore from Thanksgiving until December 31. The information below came from different press releases. Be sure to visit the […]

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#ActWithShedd makes it easy to add gratitude to your Thanksgiving table

#ActWithShedd makes it easy to add gratitude to your Thanksgiving table

| November 16, 2016 | Comments (0)

We’re gearing up for Thanksgiving with our 13-year-old twin daughters. We’ve read a lot of interesting articles about things we can do to bring more meaning to the holiday. It seems really important right now with our country’s divisions following the recent U.S. Presidential election to step back and think about what we are thankful […]

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