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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Up Close & Personal with Rosecrance #InMyShoes Exhibit - National Drug Facts Week

Up Close & Personal with Rosecrance #InMyShoes Exhibit – National Drug Facts Week

January 30, 2015 | Comments (0)

It’s National Drug Facts Week and Rosecrance is running an #InMyShoes exhibit at the Robert Crown Center until Feb. 6th. One of the hardest topic to broach with my teen is about drugs and alcohol abuse. I’m not talking about the usual “Just Say No!”, but beyond the “it’s bad for you” and the “it […]

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Hurray for holistic dog food.

Hurray for holistic dog food.

January 19, 2015 | Comments (0)

Not many things make this shih tzu talk out loud about food before it is even in my hand, but Farmer’s Bounty products seem to do just that. For  many moms like me, we parent our two legged children and our four-legged children equally! In my home that means every one eating meat products are […]

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A Boost To The Ego

A Boost To The Ego

January 4, 2015 | Comments (0)

It is a new year, and yes, I do consider myself a new me. If you have been following these ‘Lifestyle’ posts you’ll recall that I set a goal of losing 20 pounds with the RISE IOS app and Tory Johnson’s “The Shift” back in the late summer/fall. I satisfied my goal despite being inundated […]

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The Chicago Defender's 2014 Newsmakers Gala "Carnevale"

The Chicago Defender’s 2014 Newsmakers Gala “Carnevale”

November 3, 2014 | Comments (0)

Saturday, November 1, 2014 at the Regency Ballroom of the Hyatt Regency Hotel in downtown Chicago, the legacy of The Chicago Defender lived on as Newsmakers of the Year Gala honored many influential Chicagoans.  The Carnevale theme was befitting this celebratory event. As a guest of Chevy/General Motors, one of the evening’s sponsors, The Chicago Moms […]

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#WEDay 2014

#WEDay 2014

October 27, 2014 | Comments (0)

The following is by part-time The Chicago Moms contributor and Chicago Dad, Craig Johnson. Craig is a native Chicagoan, a father and is currently a Communications and Social Media Consultant who specializes in Community outreach. “We Day,” perhaps the world’s largest youth empowerment event, launched its expansion into the state of Illinois on October 14, 2014. The […]

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Happy Shift Day!

Happy Shift Day!

October 13, 2014 | Comments (0)

 What happens after Week 4 of Shift With Tory? It gets easier. How so? I don’t remember what I was eating over a month ago! Thank goodness for senility! The good news is that I am down 14 pounds! The bad thing is that I don’t even feel it yet, which is actually a good […]

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Shifting and Eating Light

Shifting and Eating Light

October 7, 2014 | Comments (0)

It is week 3 of “Shifting” with Tory Johnson! I have lost 11 pounds and have 14 more pounds to go. In ‘The Shift’ Tory speaks on “paralyzing fears” and “making time for what’s most important to you”. These concepts really spoke to me because I too have had paralyzing fears of acceptance and conformity […]

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Sierra Mist & CHICAGO 2014

Sierra Mist & CHICAGO 2014

October 6, 2014 | Comments (0)

Sierra Mist cares about the arts. As proud sponsors of Chicago’s EXPO Chicago, this past September, Sierra Mist kicked off Act I which was a collaboration of visual artists on a Sierra Mist inspired billboard. The ‘Exquisite Collaboration Billboard Project’ was in ChiTown September 15-19 and then was off to Detroit for the 22-27th, 2014. […]

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Meet NEA's New President: Lily Eskelsen Garcia

Meet NEA’s New President: Lily Eskelsen Garcia

September 30, 2014 | Comments (0)

National Education Association‘s new President, Lily Eskelsen Garcia is a jewel. Her tenure began September 1, 2014, and she hit the ground running. Very approachable, knowledgeable and open, her passion for the teachers she serves and the children impacted is inspiring. President Garcia shared that her predecessor, Dennis Van Roekel, was instrumental in her getting […]

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Happy Birthday Snuggle Bear!

Happy Birthday Snuggle Bear!

September 29, 2014 | Comments (0)

Did you realize that Snuggle Bear turned 30 this month?! Born in the early ’80’s, Snuggle Bear became a familiar and celebrated fixture in so many homes. The Chicago Moms are honored to be participating in Snuggle’s “Septem-bear” Celebration, as he has been in our homes now for decades. Created by the Jim Hensen Company […]

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NATURALS by Gina B.

NATURALS by Gina B.

September 28, 2014 | Comments (0)

Now that we are knee deep in the school year, having survived Back-To-School, we moms are already thinking about that perfect get-away, or quick lunch with a friend to offset the grind. Those first two weeks after Summer Break are a doozy for so many of us! The gentle, lazy days of summer are gone, […]

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Tory Johnson's 'The Shift'

Tory Johnson’s ‘The Shift’

September 26, 2014 | Comments (1)

I am over-weight. I have always struggled with my weight. There have only been two times in my life when I was thin. High School and College. Somehow I have always maintained the same size in clothes, probably because the weight distributes to my behind! Along with a girlfriend of mine, I have attempted every […]

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