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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Frank Fontana's New 'Chicago' -based Show

Frank Fontana’s New ‘Chicago’ -based Show

April 23, 2016 | Comments (0)

Chicago is home to many great legends, one of them being Frank Fontana! Well-known for his top-selling DIY design book, “Frank Fontana’s Dirty Little Secrets of Design” and his WGN radio 720 AM and 9 million downloaded online podcast, Frank is now venturing into his own series on cable-land ( to be announced soon ). […]

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Women Driving Excellence 2016 #WDE16 #CAS16 #NissanCAS

Women Driving Excellence 2016 #WDE16 #CAS16 #NissanCAS

February 13, 2016 | Comments (0)

On Tuesday, February 16th at McCormick Place, 2301 S. Lake Shore Drive,  The Chicago Auto Show will host Women Driving Excellence for the 4th year. Spearheaded by MJ Tam and Beth Rosen of Sparkfete and #ChicagonistaLIVE fame, this year’s celebration will continue its tradition of honoring exemplary, local, Chicagoland women who have shared their passion for the […]

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Navy Pier Winter Wonderfest

Navy Pier Winter Wonderfest

December 18, 2015 | Comments (0)

Are you excited for the most celebrated, enjoyable time of the year at Navy Pier Winter WonderFest? Celebrating 15 years, and this year sponsored by the PNC Bank, Winter WonderFest returned December 4th and it is a ‘not-to-be-missed’ event! Navy Pier is all dolled up and sparkly. This year is the biggest and best Winter […]

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Gift Time!

Gift Time!

December 6, 2015 | Comments (0)

Next week marks the beginning of the holiday season with Hanukkah! With 18 days left until Christmas Day, are you all done with your holiday shopping? How do you celebrate the holiday season? Are there charitable intentions with the fun and opening gifts? This season, The Chicago Moms has a few ideas that can give […]

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The Benefit of Performing Arts for Children at British International School of Chicago

The Benefit of Performing Arts for Children at British International School of Chicago

October 31, 2015 | Comments (0)

Study after study has shown that exposure to music improves test scores, reading proficiency and overall academic achievement. Improving literacy, cognitive development and math skills is paramount to successful humans. The modern workplace is an ever-changing environment, as is our world. Today’s early ed and middle school curriculum are taking all sorts of new approaches, […]

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Cooking Natural With Johnsonville Naturals

Cooking Natural With Johnsonville Naturals

October 15, 2015 | Comments (0)

Cooking for your family can be fun. Children between the ages of 5 to 15 are really wonderful cooking companions and having them learn the most important tools to healthy living is really a plus. Conversing while you add ingredients just might influence what they feed themselves for years to come. My sons were exposed […]

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Destiny Watson #Halloween #October #Chicago

Destiny Watson #Halloween #October #Chicago

October 11, 2015 | Comments (0)

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Pauline Campos' 'Baby Fat'

Pauline Campos’ ‘Baby Fat’

October 4, 2015 | Comments (1)

Pauline Campos is Latina Magazine’s #DIMELO love, advice, & relationship columnist. Her print column launched in August 2013, her weekly online column appears on www.latina.com. Pauline is the Aspiringmama with the blog to match, founder of the #Chingonafest community and The ChingonaFest Project Podcast on Soundcloud. She is my friend and co-host of ‘Multi-Culti’ Blogher […]

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Garden of Life - RawFit

Garden of Life – RawFit

September 27, 2015 | Comments (0)

The fabulous healthy alternatives keep pouring in! The journey from Fat & 40 for me has continued to Healthy 48. The struggle has been long and hard. Like most mothers, we put every one else first. We eat last, take care of every one else’s needs and dietary interests first and consider ourselves once we […]

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My Green Fills!

My Green Fills!

July 9, 2015 | Comments (0)

It is simple and it is smart to use non-toxic products and have them delivered when you need them. As parents, we are always seeking ways to be efficient, frugal and conscious about the impact we are having on the planet. MyGreenFills.com shares our desires and have created “the LAST LAUNDRY JUG YOU WILL EVER […]

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Bellissimo, Try Pasta Chips!

Bellissimo, Try Pasta Chips!

May 8, 2015 | Comments (0)

Welcome to a lighter and healthier snack that everyone in the family can enjoy. There are 5 flavors of Italy to taste: Marinara, Alfredo, Spicy Tomato Basil, Garlic Olive Oil and my favorite, Mediterranean Sea Salt. The thing that I adore the most is that they are made with all natural ingredients: Semolina flour and […]

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Luella's Southern Kitchen

Luella’s Southern Kitchen

March 28, 2015 | Comments (0)

Some argue that Chicago is one of the culinary capitals of the world. It is an argument worth fighting for because every time I go to a new restaurant, it is rare that I am disappointed! Being a lover of Southern cuisine, it was a sure thing that I would take up the chance to […]

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