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Redmoon INDOORS kicks off with a Skelebration

Redmoon INDOORS kicks off with a Skelebration

October 9, 2013 | Comments (0)

This summer the wonderful Redmoon Theatre took its program into Chicago’s parks with a family-friendly program described as a “free workshop and spectacle performance.” These events brought together an entire community to create localized performance art. As the weather gets cooler, Redmoon is taking its programs to its new, massive space in Chicago’s Pilsen neighborhood. […]

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Real Women Give

Real Women Give

October 3, 2013 | Comments (0)

Often people will question how to raise better, more conscientious children who will then turn into great citizens. The formula is obviously varied and convoluted. There are so many ingredients that go into making well-rounded, generous people, but the most important of these is based in giving. Just ask Karyn Brianne. She is part of […]

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I wish you perfect health

I wish you perfect health

October 2, 2013 | Comments (0)

The Affordable Care Act exchanges are open now. Whenever I read the comments on social media or news sites related to the Affordable Care Act, I’m stunned at the number of people in perfect health. These people are certain they will never need to find insurance under the Affordable Care Act because they already have […]

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I'm Sorry, We're CLOSED

I’m Sorry, We’re CLOSED

October 1, 2013 | Comments (0)

So the United States government is closed. Our beautiful National Parks are closed. The hardworking people monitoring our energy resources are at home unable to predict when they will receive their next pay. While this has occurred before (17 years ago), this really affects the growth the United States was somehow managing to etch out. […]

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National Women’s Health & Fitness Day – Showing Your Support

National Women’s Health & Fitness Day – Showing Your Support

September 25, 2013 | Comments (0)

Today, Sept. 25, women (and girls) have cause to make a statement by engaging in physical activity. Sure, every day we all have an abundance of health-related reasons to balance our days with some physical activity.  But National Women’s Health & Fitness Day presents an opportunity for us to make a big deal out of […]

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National Nanny Recognition Week

National Nanny Recognition Week

September 21, 2013 | Comments (0)

The Chicago Moms knows how important all of our families’ needs are, so when TCM friend and supporter Erin Krex, of First Class Care invited us to join in the festivities of National Nanny Recognition Week, we could not wait to introduce Erin to you! TCM:Tell us about First Class Care, Inc. Erin:First Class Care […]

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Secrets of the Earth - a new viewing obsession

Secrets of the Earth – a new viewing obsession

September 20, 2013 | Comments (0)

We’ve found our new must-see-TV on The Weather Channel. It’s so interesting that even our ten-year-old twin daughters can’t get enough of it. The Weather Channels describes “Secrets of the Earth” by saying that it “explores our planet with the same sense of awe and wonder normally reserved for alien worlds. Computer graphics, visual analogies […]

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Is Social Media A Family Affair?

Is Social Media A Family Affair?

September 8, 2013 | Comments (0)

Last week I wrote a post on my personal blog “Healthier, Happier, You!”. It was a journal-like entry about a scary situation that happened to my sons and their friends this past summer. It was a rather sad right of passage that is becoming all too familiar in certain communities. Unfortunately, some of the same […]

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The First Computer Program

The First Computer Program

September 5, 2013 | Comments (2)

If you know something about the history of computers you might know that the very first “computer” was called the ENIAC. It used vacuum tubes and was designed by John Presper Eckart and John Mauchly and it was used by the United States military to accurately calculate missile trajectories. The very first computer program ever […]

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NPN Hosts Strollers First 5K + Family Festival

NPN Hosts Strollers First 5K + Family Festival

September 4, 2013 | Comments (0)

Chicago’s Neighborhood Parents Network (NPN) is hosting Strollers First 5K + Family Festival on Sunday, September 15 from 8:30 a.m. to noon at The Park Level at Lakeshore East (411 E. Benton Place., Chicago, 60601). One of the best parts about the day, is that proceeds from this fun event will support NPN’s mission to […]

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The American Girl’s Dilemma: Media and Obesity

The American Girl’s Dilemma: Media and Obesity

August 29, 2013 | Comments (0)

Given the post-show debate about the recent MTV Video Music Awards, this couldn’t have come into my email at a better time. A big part of the discussion is how what happens on television influences our children. As the mother of tween daughters, we monitor their media intake carefully. Often they are quite annoyed that […]

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It is still possible to get Chicago Dancing Festival 2013 tickets

It is still possible to get Chicago Dancing Festival 2013 tickets

August 13, 2013 | Comments (0)

The Chicago Dancing Festival is a free, five-day event showcasing the best dance talent from across the country. This year the Chicago Dancing Festival has an amazingly diverse line-up including several Chicago dance companies. In anticipation of the upcoming August 20 – 24 festival, I asked Krithika Rajagopalan from Natya Dance Theatre about her dance company’s […]

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