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Valentine's Day offers unique food options for the entire family

Valentine’s Day offers unique food options for the entire family

February 4, 2018 | Comments (0)

For many people, Valentine’s Day involves food. For some people it means a restaurant dinner or perhaps a meal in a unique location. Others are looking for something more unusual to mark the date. One thing everyone wants is to make Valentine’s Day memorable. Here are four options to create fun Valentine’s memories for everyone […]

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#Dryel has new packaging for 2018!

#Dryel has new packaging for 2018!

December 29, 2017 | Comments (0)

Dryel has new packaging and new formulas in time for the New Year. The fabric care that is affordable and will not shrink, stretch or fade your favorite outfits. At 90% savings, the patented protection and great, new-long-lasting scent makes Dryel the best choice for any wardrobe. Each box will now include a free stain […]

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Sababa Water is Ending Childhood Hunger

Sababa Water is Ending Childhood Hunger

December 23, 2017 | Comments (0)

Sababa has given 150, 000 meals to children. One out of six children in America is hungry. That is thirteen million food insecure students whose lack of nutrition is impairing their ability to thrive socially, emotionally, physically and academically. With every bottle sold, Sababa Water donates a meal. Sababa Water is a water with a […]

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Shari's Corner

Ragtime is a journey worth taking

Ragtime is a journey worth taking

February 16, 2018 | Comments (0)

One of the best features of a Marriott Theatre show is the round stage. The actors use the aisles as part of the stage, so a performance’s action takes place throughout the theatre. Throughout the performance, Ragtime used the entire stage, from the aisles to the ceiling, to create an expansive world filled with interesting characters. […]

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The Joffrey Ballet creates Modern Masters perfect for a romantic evening

The Joffrey Ballet creates Modern Masters perfect for a romantic evening

February 15, 2018 | Comments (0)

Since moving to Chicago in 1995, The Joffrey Ballet has continually delighted audiences with awe-inspiring interpretations of classical and modern ballet. Just in time for Valentine’s Day, the world-renowned dance company put its artistic talent to the test with Modern Masters, an event featuring four different choreographers. The evening began with the company premiere of The Four […]

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Chicago Theater Week makes family-friendly Valentine's celebrations easy

Chicago Theater Week makes family-friendly Valentine’s celebrations easy

February 3, 2018 | Comments (0)

This year you can take advantage of Chicago Theater Week discounts for a family-friendly Valentine’s Day celebration. According to a recent news release more than 120 productions from neighborhoods in the city and suburbs will participate. Here are some highlights from the release: X barks the spot in the new tour PAW Patrol Live! The Great […]

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Healthy Living

Cold Hands, Warm Hearts

Cold Hands, Warm Hearts

February 14, 2018 | Comments (0)

Cold Hands, Warm Hearts. It’s that frosty time of year in Chicagoland. It recently became even frostier with a dump of snow that got most of us off our comfortable spot on the sofa. The glistening white outside is beautiful. It also often needs to be blown or shoveled out of the way so we […]

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Make This Your Best Year Ever!

Make This Your Best Year Ever!

December 31, 2017 | Comments (0)

Make This Your Best Year Ever!   It’s said that if you fail to plan you’re planning to fail. I do like the idea of setting a plan for the new year in major areas of your life. For me that means looking at goals for health, wealth and personal development. What key things will […]

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Finishing Strong, Starting Fresh

Finishing Strong, Starting Fresh

December 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

Finishing Strong, Starting Fresh Once in awhile you get a flash of self-knowledge. This learning can be empowering and useful or paralyzing and depressing. It really is up to you how you take it and what you do with it. For me, I have learned over the years that I am an outstanding starter. Throughout […]

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Kailen's Imaginations

#AquaMermaid #Chicago FUN

#AquaMermaid #Chicago FUN

February 5, 2018 | Comments (0)

Birthdays, Mom and daughter days, or simply living out your mermaid dreams, find AquaMermaid Academy in Chicago. Founders Marielle Chartier Hénault and, in Chicago, Nora Kaitis, have merged dance, synchronized-swimming, modeling and being a princess into a fun outing and also healthy idea. Using core muscles to move forward is paramount in this sport. A […]

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2017 Winter Wonderfest Navy Pier #Chicago

2017 Winter Wonderfest Navy Pier #Chicago

December 19, 2017 | Comments (0)

Navy Pier Winter Wonderfest is #Chicago’s largest, and most festive, winter playground. December 1 to January 7th is more than enough time to cover 170,000 square feet a few times! Slides, rides and Chicago Blackhawks Ice Skating Rink , Winter Wonderwhirl, Winter Wondertown, Dasher’s and Crashers Bumper Cars and more in a beautiful decor of lights […]

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Santa Suite at the Swissôtel #Chicago

Santa Suite at the Swissôtel #Chicago

December 17, 2017 | Comments (0)

Tired of running from house to house on Christmas Day? The holidays can be hectic, so no one will blame you if a family decision is made to book a suite at the Swissôtel Chicago to see Santa and relax! The Christmas Swissôtel Events can certainly help the family de-stress after a long year of school […]

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Reviews & Other Recent Articles

The Star

The Star

| February 20, 2018 | Comments (0)

No matter faith or belief system, this heart-warming rendition of the Mary, Joseph, Jesus and the donkey story is a great addition to the family’s video library. The Star is a timeless story about friendship, faith and hope. Now on DVD/digital release, the story of the animals from “the stable” take on a new perspective. Bo, the donkey […]

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PUR Attitude

PUR Attitude

| February 6, 2018 | Comments (0)

Using safe ingredients is so paramount to healthy living. PUR Attitude ‘s Advanced Cell Renewal Night Crème is a high-performance cream that spreads very easily and offers skin overnight natural polymer time-released technology. The cream uses Hyaluronic acid, with glucosamine, ceramides, Acetyle Hexapeptides and other delivery systems. Fermented natural oils are also used because they provide […]

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How are you keeping your kids busy this Winter Break?

How are you keeping your kids busy this Winter Break?

| December 17, 2017 | Comments (0)

Our girls are speeding towards Winter Break, which means they will be home for two weeks. We’re looking forward to some downtime when they spend the day in pajamas. The other days, we’re looking for some activities that give them stories to tell when they go back to school and create fun holiday memories. A […]

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OWC Newertech Inc. Solutions

OWC Newertech Inc. Solutions

| December 9, 2017 | Comments (0)

Thomas PR has a wonderful 2017 gift guide. OWC batteries, docking stations and outlets can be found with Newertech Inc.  The award winning company sells performance tools for Macintosh, PC’s,  iPhones, iPods, and iPads, and more and are located in Woodstock, Illinois. The best solutions for multi-device homes. Innovative work and home solutions making life easier and […]

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Teletubbies: Silly Fun, Let's Sing and Dance

Teletubbies: Silly Fun, Let’s Sing and Dance

| December 5, 2017 | Comments (0)

Laa-Laa, Po, Dipsy, and Tinky Winky get together to laugh themselves silly just in time for the holidays. In Silly Fun there are funny jokes and dances. The group gets together for a steam train ride and look at their reflections. Total fun and silliness ensues. Let’s Sing & Dance is a compilation of episodes that focus […]

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Milkadamia is Delicious

Milkadamia is Delicious

| December 5, 2017 | Comments (0)

Milkadamia offers a tasty, healthy alternative to dairy. Bold and delicious, Milkadamia is available in Vanilla, Unsweetened and Original. Headquartered in Chicago, Australian Jindilli Family Farms uses regenerative farming practices that focus on building soil, water conservation and following the natural growth process of the macadamia nut. Recently 75,000 new trees were planted. Dairy-free, NON-GMO, […]

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Find #Holiday #Spirits at The Walnut Room

Find #Holiday #Spirits at The Walnut Room

| December 4, 2017 | Comments (0)

The World Famous Walnut Room is most festive during the Christmas Holiday Season. It was the first restaurant to ever be opened inside a department store. It is 17,000 feet of classic atmosphere and culinary joy. It boasts Circassian wood paneling that was imported from Russia with Austrian chandeliers. Many families have made a holiday visit […]

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NEW Post-it and Fiskars Products

NEW Post-it and Fiskars Products

| December 3, 2017 | Comments (0)

Post-it Brand and Fiskars have great desk and project tools as you plan out your holiday crafts. The #1 Teacher-Recommended Brand, patented and designed with larger finger loops and ergonomic thumb loops to provide a natural and comfortable grip. Blades are available in special sizes and in blunt or pointed-tip, kids, left-handed, big-kids and student. […]

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Volt Resistance!

Volt Resistance!

| December 2, 2017 | Comments (0)

Dress warm for the winter months with heated clothing! Life in the Midwest is often subjected to frozen temperatures so wearing anything heated is often preferred. With bad weather, changing tires, refilling windshield wiper fluid, or attending Holiday Light Ceremonies and Christmas markets will be MUCH more comfortable with VOLT. The patented Zero Layer Heat System is designed so […]

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The House Theatre creates a joyful ballet-free Nutcracker

The House Theatre creates a joyful ballet-free Nutcracker

| November 30, 2017 | Comments (0)

An outing to the Nutcracker is a holiday tradition for many families. This holiday season, families can find a delightful, ballet-free version of the Nutcracker at Chicago’s House Theatre that incorporated the story you know with a whimsical set and quirky characters. This enchanting Wicker Park theater was filled with terrific actors whose credits would shine on […]

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Finding Gobi

Finding Gobi

| November 29, 2017 | Comments (0)

The incredible story of Dion Leonard is such an inspirational tale brought to life as a picture book for readers 4-8 years old, and as a traditional children’s book for 8-12 year olds. An adult version is also available as of June 2017. Sharing in the real-life experience of the marathon runner and a stray […]

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#BlackFriday #CyberMonday Chamilia Jewelry SALE

#BlackFriday #CyberMonday Chamilia Jewelry SALE

| November 27, 2017 | Comments (0)

Chamilia, A Swavorski Company, has a gorgeous, interchangeable jewelry line that includes necklaces, earrings, charms, beads, bracelets and memorable keepsakes. Delicate and dainty, these pieces let you tell a story. Bangles, leather, and sterling silver items that can share expressions of romance, sibling-love, congratulations, and all of life’s special moments. Use the CODE: ALLIWANT30 to receive 30% […]

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