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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Zealous Giving for Zealous Good

Zealous Giving for Zealous Good

July 26, 2012 | Comments (1)

I don’t know about you, but I have been a cleaning fool this summer! Even with the hot summer days luring me and my family outside, I have spent quite a few evenings cleaning out closets. It is a commitment I made to keep my home a flowing environment. If something comes in, something must […]

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CTU versus CPS - Let's Get Ready To Rumble?

CTU versus CPS – Let’s Get Ready To Rumble?

June 28, 2012 | Comments (1)

Stand For Illinois invited The Chicago Moms to a Community Conversation that really honed in on a lot of the misconceptions and gave direction on many of the heated topics. As advocate for children across the nation, with factions in several states, Stand For Children lobbies for timely dissemination of information, pertinent legislation and pressing […]

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Hot Tot Products

Hot Tot Products

June 4, 2012 | Comments (0)

I am for all things healthy. After suffering debilitating stress eczema in the late 1990’s, my path turned toward healing and health for two reasons. I had to get myself better because the blistering I was experiencing was from head to toe and secondly, I never wanted my children to be so full of toxins […]

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Blogging With Brizard

Blogging With Brizard

May 24, 2012 | Comments (4)

There is one thing I learned having NATO in my front yard – people will go to great lengths to be heard. It is the same, I am finding, when it comes to this huge Chicago Public Schools debate. CEO Jean-Claude Brizard is highly qualified and very versed in education, yet every step he takes […]

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Chicago Lost & Found's "Big Picture"

Chicago Lost & Found’s “Big Picture”

May 22, 2012 | Comments (0)

Chicago Lost and Found Has Summer in the Bag! Enjoy great food, open bar and a unique shopping experience at Chicago Lost and Found’s annual “Big Picture” soiree May 24, 5:30 to 10pm, at The Victor (311 N. Sangamon) in Chicago’s West Loop.  The fundraiser celebrates the arts by inviting the community to learn more about the […]

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Gift Ideas For Mother's Day 2012

Gift Ideas For Mother’s Day 2012

May 3, 2012 | Comments (0)

Feeling particularly “SPRINGY”? Well, you should! After all, the promise of beautiful weather has arrived and the parade of fun holidays is around the corner. What will you be purchasing for the ladies in your life this Mother’s Day Sunday May 13, 2012? Fragrance that appeals to your loved one is always a good present. […]

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New year, new you?

New year, new you?

March 7, 2012 | Comments (0)

What is it about the first few months of a New Year that causes new diets, implementation of more exercise, or some sort of betterment? I am really not sure why we decide to propel ourselves into tailspinning change with the hopes of revamping ourselves, but we do! Whatever the case, I am guilty as […]

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Movie: Friends with Kids

Movie: Friends with Kids

March 7, 2012 | Comments (0)

PAID POST OFFICIAL WEBSITE: www.friendswithkids.com Release Date: March 9th SYNOPSIS: Friends With Kids is a daring and poignant ensemble comedy about a close-knit circle of friends at that moment in life when children arrive and everything changes. The last two singles in the group observe the effect that kids have had on their friends’ relationships […]

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Throw Your Hands In The Air Like You Just Don't Care...

Throw Your Hands In The Air Like You Just Don’t Care…

February 12, 2012 | Comments (2)

…used to reference dancing in an old song. That seems like a thousand years ago as I am now reflecting that life is never what we expect it to be. When I think of 15 year old Herbert Pulgar, a freshman at Alliance for Children and Families Lawrence Hall Youth Services, my heart becomes heavy with the grief […]

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Longer School Days For Chicago Public School Students

Longer School Days For Chicago Public School Students

January 25, 2012 | Comments (18)

There are quite a few reasons I am personally excited about CEO Jean-Claude Brizard being at the helm of the Chicago Public Schools. One is his team’s fresh approach to a very old problem. Two is he has spark. Three his spark infects his team, thereby passing on this frenzy of hope to all of […]

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What Does Dr. King Mean To You and Your Family?

What Does Dr. King Mean To You and Your Family?

January 16, 2012 | Comments (3)

I was only a year old, almost to the day, when Dr. King was assassinated. My upbringing was in a very community oriented household mainly because my parents were born segregated on the South Side in Chicago. They weren’t welcome in many places and as a result, I learned about the Civil Rights Movement first-hand. […]

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Teaching Financial Capabilty

Teaching Financial Capabilty

November 29, 2011 | Comments (4)

Many days I am completely baffled at what I see at my day job. Children from every walk of life exposed to crime, committing crime, being victimized by crime. I see what The Chicago Public Schools is doing in the less affluent neighborhoods. So when The Chicago Moms was invited to a listening session at […]

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