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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#RubyCup and Giving Girls Power all over the world

#RubyCup and Giving Girls Power all over the world

February 8, 2017 | Comments (0)

In times when sustainable and eco-friendly are paramount, it was very timely that in September of 2011, three former classmates at the Copenhagen Business School moved to Kenya and ultimately created a social mission sustained by the Ruby Cup. The company, Ruby Cup is a “Buy One Give One” program.  It is also the only […]

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The Greatest Story Never Told

The Greatest Story Never Told

January 26, 2017 | Comments (0)

‘The Greatest Story Never Told” is currently running in Chicago’s Wrigleyville. It is an exciting, colorful, and interactive show at Under The Gun Theatre. The premise involves a narrator walking on set only to realize that the storybook has no dialogue and there are no actors waiting to perform. To solve the dilemma they must […]

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Dawn and the Shedd Aquarium

Dawn and the Shedd Aquarium

January 20, 2017 | Comments (0)

January 2017 brought Dawn and the Shedd Aquarium together to launch a new in-class, web accessible STEM curriculum that allows teachers to offer 5th – 8th grades five Next Generation Science Standards lesson plans. Thirty-one Telpochcalli Elementary Public School students attended the NextGen Responders program led by the Shedd’s Sabrina Bainbridge for a hands-on science […]

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Watchitude is the perfect birthday gift

Watchitude is the perfect birthday gift

January 14, 2017 | Comments (0)

With the holidays behind us, many are beginning to brace for the “birthday onslaught”! It is coming and this wonderful “Watchitude” is designed for children 4 – 12 years of age. These watches are great because they “slap on”. There are no buckles and they are fully adjustable! Made with durable materials, water, splash-rain-sweat-proof, comfortable, […]

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Fashion Outlets Of Chicago #SantaHQ #loveHGTV

Fashion Outlets Of Chicago #SantaHQ #loveHGTV

December 17, 2016 | Comments (0)

They had me at ‘FREE PARKING’. When you think, “major mall”, you think “major money”. This was not the case at all at the Fashion Outlets Of Chicago in Rosemont/O’Hare. My 20 year old and I set out for quite a different experience than the one we had. We were pleasantly surprised. We thought we would […]

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Wreath-Cycled Classroom Challenge

Wreath-Cycled Classroom Challenge

December 3, 2016 | Comments (1)

Last week staff at the Shedd Aquarium hung 90 unique holiday wreaths around the Caribbean Reef exhibit. Every year the Shedd’s Auxilliary Board hosts the challenge that provides Chicago-area teachers an opportunity to combine environmental education into their classroom’s holiday celebrations. Once the children learn what it means to reduce, reuse and recycle, students in […]

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#RinglingBros Out Of This World #Chicago

#RinglingBros Out Of This World #Chicago

November 29, 2016 | Comments (0)

The circus is certainly not the same show it was when I last attended over 15 years ago! Ringling Bros. Out Of This World ‘s next show is in Indy ( Indianapolis, Indiana ) beginning December 1st. If you missed the shows at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont and the United Center, you really need to […]

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The Gifting Season

The Gifting Season

November 25, 2016 | Comments (0)

What to give during the holidays is always challenging, especially if you are not pre-disposed at being a “gift-giver”. Some prefer to donate, or gifts-with-a-cause. Some gifting is to the little people in our lives. The Chicago Moms hopes to spend the next few Holiday Shopping weeks giving you the best ideas possible! Frogglez® came about when […]

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#Holiday Gifting

#Holiday Gifting

November 11, 2016 | Comments (0)

Gift giving can be practical and fun! This Holiday Season, give more than a sweater or pair of ear muffs to your favorite people. Limelens is a lens for your smartphone that can capture intricate detail. The lenses have incredible framing capabilities and produce stunning photographs! The introductory set includes a dual macro/wide lens, a 190 […]

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Mom's Night Out at the Shedd Aquarium

Mom’s Night Out at the Shedd Aquarium

November 6, 2016 | Comments (0)

Chicago’s premiere family destination, The Shedd Aquarium, brings so many exciting activities all year-long! How fun to learn that Chicagoland moms can, right before the holiday, save the date for a few hour getaway! Thursday, November 17th at 6p.m. is Mom’s Night Out! Leave the kiddies at home as The Shedd hosts Penguin Hops Release Party. Shedd Aquarium’s 2016 “Penguin […]

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#PebblesPlay #YOXO Cereal and Fun!

#PebblesPlay #YOXO Cereal and Fun!

September 10, 2016 | Comments (0)

This weekend, September 9-11th, will be the perfect time to bring your family to The Pebble Play Tour at Festival de La Villita, 26th Street at Washtenaw, Chicago, IL! Featuring a variety activities, including a play station of environmentally sustainable toys from YOXO, spend a day relaxing, eating, learning! Give new life to your Fruity […]

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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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