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 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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Dr. Mahr

Dr. Mahr

March 5, 2014 | Comments (0)

Dr. Mahr Q~ Dr. it seems that pediatric allergies are at an all-time high. Do you have any theories about what seems to be an epidemic? OR are issues pronounced due to social media and our new ability to gather more information easier? A~ We are not really having increased allergies to a great degree, […]

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Dr. Dipesh Navsaria

Dr. Dipesh Navsaria

March 4, 2014 | Comments (0)

The Chicago Moms Chat With Dr. Navsaria   Q ~ Literacy is such a powerful right, yet in many parts of the world it is hard to come by, do you see this as a way to block peace and peaceful existence?  We take literacy for granted but even in the U.S. there are areas that […]

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Accepting our children

Accepting our children

February 16, 2014 | Comments (0)

Loving our children is not always easy. Our children are only projections of who we are. Sometimes their fabric from us is genetic, other times it is purely environmental – families come in all forms, shapes and sizes. If one carefully considers what our children actually are to us,  one might have to weigh in […]

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The Chicago Travel & Adventure Show

The Chicago Travel & Adventure Show

January 12, 2014 | Comments (0)

Interested in culinary demos, meet sled dogs, ride the mechanical bull and interact with some of SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment’s “wild” friends? The Travel and Adventure Show returns to the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, January 11-12, 2014. The show takes place at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center. It opened Saturday, January 11, but runs […]

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