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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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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Cake In A Jar

Cake In A Jar

December 6, 2012 | Comments (0)

Engaging with people via social media can truly uncover many wonderful things. Creoles love food and cooking. While we are traditionally known for things like gumbo, étouffée and jambalaya, but we are also huge sweet eaters. I met Crystal Jackson Boyd in a Creole Group while chatting and loving her idea for “Cake in a Jar”! […]

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Busy Bug Boxes

Busy Bug Boxes

December 3, 2012 | Comments (2)

My home is filled with all kinds of different bins from when my boys were little. I would go to Crate & Barrel and beg for the discarded crates. I would do the same at Pier One. Then I would clean them up and store Wrestlemania, Gumby, Woody and the crew. Some bins would have […]

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Pass The Cheese Please

Pass The Cheese Please

November 13, 2012 | Comments (0)

Can vegans be vegan if they eat cheese? Cheese is a HUGE staple in my household. Being the only vegan in my family, I often battle my love for cheese when I am making all of the dishes that my family enjoys. From grilled-cheese to home-made mac and cheese to the every day ham and […]

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Get Your Sexy Back with LisaRaye!

Get Your Sexy Back with LisaRaye!

November 7, 2012 | Comments (0)

Fresh off of a great season of Single Ladies, LisaRaye McCoy, a South Side of Chicago native, let The Chicago Moms know that even celebrity moms get insecure about their bodies and their images. LisaRaye shared that television adds 10 pounds to your frames, and that it is just “not cute” when you are “fashion-forward-sexy-trend-setting”! […]

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