Dwana

Dwana authors a few blogs, is a full-time officer of the court and mom to two wonderful young men and two dogs.

You can find her rants, advice for healthy living and Chicago tips at: "Healthier, Happier, You!", Chicagonista.com, TheChicagoMoms.com & ChicagonistaLIVE.com

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I'm Sorry, We're CLOSED

I’m Sorry, We’re CLOSED

October 1, 2013 | Comments (0)

So the United States government is closed. Our beautiful National Parks are closed. The hardworking people monitoring our energy resources are at home unable to predict when they will receive their next pay. While this has occurred before (17 years ago), this really affects the growth the United States was somehow managing to etch out. […]

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National Nanny Recognition Week

National Nanny Recognition Week

September 21, 2013 | Comments (0)

The Chicago Moms knows how important all of our families’ needs are, so when TCM friend and supporter Erin Krex, of First Class Care invited us to join in the festivities of National Nanny Recognition Week, we could not wait to introduce Erin to you! TCM:Tell us about First Class Care, Inc. Erin:First Class Care […]

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Is Social Media A Family Affair?

Is Social Media A Family Affair?

September 8, 2013 | Comments (0)

Last week I wrote a post on my personal blog “Healthier, Happier, You!”. It was a journal-like entry about a scary situation that happened to my sons and their friends this past summer. It was a rather sad right of passage that is becoming all too familiar in certain communities. Unfortunately, some of the same […]

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#WCSoiree Water Tower Place

#WCSoiree Water Tower Place

July 23, 2013 | Comments (0)

#ChicagonistaLIVE is excited to be hosting a Welcome to the Windy City Soiree (#WCSoiree) at @WaterTowerPlace on Tuesday July 23rd at 4pm CST. The country’s most influential bloggers coming from coast to coast will be strutting down the runway wearing iconic Chicago landmark-inspired-wear from Water Tower Place’s stores Macy’s, Henri Bendel, Akira, Vera Bradley, and […]

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CGI in Chicago

CGI in Chicago

June 15, 2013 | Comments (0)

The last three years Chicago has hosted CGI or Clinton Global Initiative. CGI is part of the Clinton Foundation and it convenes global leaders and creates opportunities to implement innovative solutions to the world’s most pressing challenges. It was established in 2011 by President Bill Clinton to address economic recovery in the United States. Since […]

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Yummy Ideas

Yummy Ideas

May 26, 2013 | Comments (0)

Long weekends mean making breakfast or treats. It may be our intention to be free of duties but inevitably, if you are a parent, someone will whine that they’re hungry and you will lovingly answer the call. Though I was sent these products for Mother’s Day, and I did use them that weekend – yes, […]

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Mothers as Ambassadors For Peace

Mothers as Ambassadors For Peace

May 15, 2013 | Comments (0)

Deirdre Koldyke and Laura Bushnell began the EarthHeart Foundation with a vision of mothers coming together. They saw mothers “united for the sake of our children” working together to find a solution to the senseless violence plaguing Chicago streets. On May 11, 2013, that vision came to life at the inaugural Peace Celebration . Mother […]

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Anonymous

Anonymous

January 31, 2013 | Comments (1)

The following was submitted anonymously by a mom living in West Virginia: Gun control is not a priority of mine. I hear the outrage already. What about Sandy Hook? What about Virginia Tech? Yes, it’s important that we remember these things happened. I want to make myself clear here. My stance is not as a […]

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#LouderThanGuns - Using our voices as ammunition!

#LouderThanGuns – Using our voices as ammunition!

January 23, 2013 | Comments (5)

All of the rhetoric around guns and the 2nd amendment is consuming. One, or two, or ten can spend hours upon hours debating. Guns don’t kill people, people kill people. People can only kill people with guns if they pull the trigger. Sanity, insanity, background checks or not, people who want weaponry know how to […]

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Coffee for me and coffee for you

Coffee for me and coffee for you

December 20, 2012 | Comments (2)

Who loves coffee? I LOVE coffee! I write about it. I tweet and Facebook about it. I drink coffee ALL day long. If I am up at night, I am drinking coffee. MJ Tam and I joke that we intravenously enjoy the beverage. I mean, I am pretty sure if that was an option, in […]

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Jewish Holidays In A Box

Jewish Holidays In A Box

December 8, 2012 | Comments (0)

Happy Hanukkah! What better way to start off the holidays than sharing tradition and gaming in this very compact and adorable Jewish Holidays In A Box! Now, while I am not Jewish, I pulled these out and was completely interested. I also solicited the opinion of another Chicago Mom who assured me these would definitely […]

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CPS Deadlines & Commission on Underutilization TONIGHT

CPS Deadlines & Commission on Underutilization TONIGHT

December 7, 2012 | Comments (0)

Chicago Public Schools has a DEADLINE for applying! That deadline is December 14, 2012. The 2013-2014 year promises to be easier than ever. You may apply online for elementary magnet, magnet cluster, open enrollment, selective (elementary and high school), military, magnet, international baccalaureate, college and career academies. Your first step is requesting a Personal Identification […]

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