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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Cassava Flour is a healthy alternative

Cassava Flour is a healthy alternative

September 3, 2016 | Comments (0)

So the fall season is already upon us! Most of the children are back in school, and days will be structured to give us the ability to accomplish the maximum during the now limited daylight hours. The Chicago Moms was approached to sample Cassava Flour by Otto’s Naturals. This gluten- free, grain-free, non-gmo, certified paleo […]

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#July4th Fun in 2016

#July4th Fun in 2016

June 30, 2016 | Comments (1)

The 4th is in a few days! What are your plans? Does it include patriotism, fun outside and lots of cooking and eating? Be certain that everyone is properly protected from pesky mosquitos with a non-toxic product such as Bug Bandit from Fairy Tales Hair Care. Your families will love this non-sticky, pleasant product. This spray also […]

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National #SocialMedia holidays

National #SocialMedia holidays

June 2, 2016 | Comments (0)

National social media holidays are so fun because they allow you to unabashedly celebrate your favorite things to do! For instance, today, June 2nd, is “National Bubba Day“. I adore #NationalBubbaDay! It is more special to me than #NationalPieDay or #NationalCoffeeDay mainly because my son’s nickname is, none other than “BUBBA”! There is also that […]

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Dyson V6 Slim Cord-free

Dyson V6 Slim Cord-free

May 31, 2016 | Comments (0)

Dyson has once again simplified life. Dyson’s famous suction power now comes without the hassle of a cord. Sleek and lightweight, the V6 is exclusive to Dyson.com and Walmart. The price of $299 does not hurt the pocket and it comes with so many attachments and practicality that you will not regret your decision. The […]

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Bear Paddle Swim School

Bear Paddle Swim School

May 25, 2016 | Comments (0)

Yes, it is that time of year! If you have not crossed that finish line yet, the ‘end-of-school-year’ is on the horizon. Parents all over the nation are scrambling to locate that perfect activity or camp for their children. My two boys are grown now, but they had the most fun swimming during their summer […]

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MOTHER'S DAY!

MOTHER’S DAY!

May 6, 2016 | Comments (0)

Mother’s Day is this weekend and there are so many things to consider. The market is full of ideas and suggestions for new moms and mothers of grown children, so all one must do is focus! Mom’s are more diverse these days! We are young, old, and from every demographic and pay scale. We shop, […]

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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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