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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Happy Shift Day!

Happy Shift Day!

October 13, 2014 | Comments (0)

 What happens after Week 4 of Shift With Tory? It gets easier. How so? I don’t remember what I was eating over a month ago! Thank goodness for senility! The good news is that I am down 14 pounds! The bad thing is that I don’t even feel it yet, which is actually a good […]

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Shifting and Eating Light

Shifting and Eating Light

October 7, 2014 | Comments (0)

It is week 3 of “Shifting” with Tory Johnson! I have lost 11 pounds and have 14 more pounds to go. In ‘The Shift’ Tory speaks on “paralyzing fears” and “making time for what’s most important to you”. These concepts really spoke to me because I too have had paralyzing fears of acceptance and conformity […]

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Sierra Mist & CHICAGO 2014

Sierra Mist & CHICAGO 2014

October 6, 2014 | Comments (0)

Sierra Mist cares about the arts. As proud sponsors of Chicago’s EXPO Chicago, this past September, Sierra Mist kicked off Act I which was a collaboration of visual artists on a Sierra Mist inspired billboard. The ‘Exquisite Collaboration Billboard Project’ was in ChiTown September 15-19 and then was off to Detroit for the 22-27th, 2014. […]

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Meet NEA's New President: Lily Eskelsen Garcia

Meet NEA’s New President: Lily Eskelsen Garcia

September 30, 2014 | Comments (0)

National Education Association‘s new President, Lily Eskelsen Garcia is a jewel. Her tenure began September 1, 2014, and she hit the ground running. Very approachable, knowledgeable and open, her passion for the teachers she serves and the children impacted is inspiring. President Garcia shared that her predecessor, Dennis Van Roekel, was instrumental in her getting […]

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Happy Birthday Snuggle Bear!

Happy Birthday Snuggle Bear!

September 29, 2014 | Comments (0)

Did you realize that Snuggle Bear turned 30 this month?! Born in the early ’80’s, Snuggle Bear became a familiar and celebrated fixture in so many homes. The Chicago Moms are honored to be participating in Snuggle’s “Septem-bear” Celebration, as he has been in our homes now for decades. Created by the Jim Hensen Company […]

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NATURALS by Gina B.

NATURALS by Gina B.

September 28, 2014 | Comments (0)

Now that we are knee deep in the school year, having survived Back-To-School, we moms are already thinking about that perfect get-away, or quick lunch with a friend to offset the grind. Those first two weeks after Summer Break are a doozy for so many of us! The gentle, lazy days of summer are gone, […]

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Tory Johnson's 'The Shift'

Tory Johnson’s ‘The Shift’

September 26, 2014 | Comments (1)

I am over-weight. I have always struggled with my weight. There have only been two times in my life when I was thin. High School and College. Somehow I have always maintained the same size in clothes, probably because the weight distributes to my behind! Along with a girlfriend of mine, I have attempted every […]

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Habitat For Humanity & Natasha Need YOU!

Habitat For Humanity & Natasha Need YOU!

August 10, 2014 | Comments (0)

Natasha, how did you become involved with Habitat For Humanity? I became involved with Habitat for Humanity when my husband and I decided that we wanted to start looking at options to buy new homes in the city of Chicago. When I spoke to a realtor friend of mine, and expressed concern over never being […]

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Kayem, Summer and You!

Kayem, Summer and You!

July 31, 2014 | Comments (0)

Kayem, New England’s oldest hot dog company and the maker of Fenway Franks, has a really nice new line of Artisan Sausage. Cleverly packaged, and well seasoned to match, these great links are the perfect food to throw on the grill or warm in a cast iron pan. Kayem’s all-natural Artisan Sausage puts a unique […]

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The Bouq's Co. has just what you need

The Bouq’s Co. has just what you need

July 11, 2014 | Comments (0)

If you have allergies, move on to the next post. This is all about the posies! The Bouq’s Company has just the bouquet for you. My father operated, and later owned, a floral shop in Chicago for 60 years before retiring so I should know a thing or two about arrangements. Well, I do only […]

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#StopHIVTogether Campaign

#StopHIVTogether Campaign

May 13, 2014 | Comments (1)

Learning that so many are unaware of how close HIV is to them has made the CDC’s (Center for Disease Control Prevention) Campaign extremely necessary. HIV/AIDS infects our friends, our mothers, our fathers and our children. Hiding in shame and stigma does not make it go away. Learn more on how you can stay safe, […]

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Dr. Mjaanes

Dr. Mjaanes

March 17, 2014 | Comments (0)

Dr. Mjaanes Q~ How did you get interested in Sports Medicine? A~ I got into sports medicine via pediatrics. I was always interested in Sports and even when I was a general pediatrician I would tend to see more adolescents than babies and saw more and more sports injuries – so I felt that I […]

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