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An Open Letter to Abercrombie & Fitch

An Open Letter to Abercrombie & Fitch

May 22, 2013 | Comments (3)

Dear Abercrombie & Fitch, I have recently learned that you do not make clothes in larger sizes because you feel that if your clothes appeared on teen girls who happen to wear a size 12 this would somehow hurt your brand.  You only want “cool kids” to wear your clothes.  I could point out to […]

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Mothers as Ambassadors For Peace

Mothers as Ambassadors For Peace

May 15, 2013 | Comments (0)

Deirdre Koldyke and Laura Bushnell began the EarthHeart Foundation with a vision of mothers coming together. They saw mothers “united for the sake of our children” working together to find a solution to the senseless violence plaguing Chicago streets. On May 11, 2013, that vision came to life at the inaugural Peace Celebration . Mother […]

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Three summer camp ideas to inspire you to make this the best summer ever

Three summer camp ideas to inspire you to make this the best summer ever

May 8, 2013 | Comments (0)

Quick tell me what your kids are doing this summer? If you haven’t already booked your summer camps, now is the time to get going. Here are three to get you started. Ready? Let’s go have fun. Hubbard Street Dance Chicago has several dance camps available for little movers through high school students. My favorite might be “Artistic Connections”: […]

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The new reality is everyone needs multiple emergency plans

The new reality is everyone needs multiple emergency plans

April 29, 2013 | Comments (0)

Remember when talking about your emergency plan meant everyone knew how to get out of the house in a fire? If you were traveling it meant having an emergency kit in your car trunk? At school you went into the hall and covered your head during the tornado drill? In today’s world, it’s important for everyone […]

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One in Fifty Children Is An Epidemic

One in Fifty Children Is An Epidemic

April 28, 2013 | Comments (0)

Earlier this week I read that the CDC reported that the rate of autism shot up 72% in the past five years to one child in fifty but that they are confident that this is due to greater awareness of the disorder. Reuters added that “scientists” believe that the disorder is 90% genetic. It is […]

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Reiki Offers Moms a Deeply Healing Sense of Calm

Reiki Offers Moms a Deeply Healing Sense of Calm

April 12, 2013 | Comments (2)

I am a lover of all things related to spas, relaxation, and self-awareness, so I was thrilled to learn about the Full Bloomed Lotus Center for Self-Awareness, which is located at 1217 Washington Avenue in the heart of Wilmette. Their mission at Full Bloomed Lotus, is “to inspire and to help people accept and work […]

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The All Chocolate Kitchen Features “The Mother of All Foodies” Mother's Day Contest

The All Chocolate Kitchen Features “The Mother of All Foodies” Mother’s Day Contest

April 11, 2013 | Comments (0)

As soon as I opened this press release I wanted to be a judge for this contest. My dessert skills are pretty good, but I’m not sure I could win. Still, I’d volunteer to be a judge so I could taste all the entries. Here’s the information you need to enter your favorite dessert. Be […]

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Illinois politics are driving people out of the state

Illinois politics are driving people out of the state

March 29, 2013 | Comments (1)

Another friend told me her family is moving out of Illinois. They are just tired of the train wreck our state has become. She can’t stand turning on the news to see the corruption that permeates every level of our elected governments. She’s sick of hearing about how this innocent child’s murder will be the […]

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Chicago Wolves go peanut free on March 24

Chicago Wolves go peanut free on March 24

March 20, 2013 | Comments (0)

The Chicago Wolves hockey club is having a special event to help those with a family member with peanut allergies enjoy a worry-free game. The Chicago Wolves are teaming up with the Food Allergy Research and Education (FARE) to provide Peanut Free Day, presented by Enjoy Life Foods, on Sunday, March 24, at Allstate Arena. According to the […]

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When You Can't Just Order a Pizza

When You Can’t Just Order a Pizza

March 17, 2013 | Comments (0)

I went back to work for the first time in six years a few weeks ago. I have always done corporate financial and accounting work. One great thing about that kind of work is that the busy season is in the winter when, at least in Chicago, you aren’t missing a whole lot of exciting […]

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A Few Thoughts On Bullyproofing

A Few Thoughts On Bullyproofing

March 4, 2013 | Comments (4)

I can still remember the girl who made middle school a waking nightmare for me. Last I heard she is an orthopedic surgeon which I thought was good because it meant that she would work long hours and not spend too much time with her children. I figure her children would do better in day […]

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Girly Girls Can Be Athletes Too

Girly Girls Can Be Athletes Too

February 27, 2013 | Comments (0)

I was at a 2012 holiday party when I heard a young father claim with certainty “my 2-year-old daughter is too much of a Girly Girl to ever play sports.” I have to admit that I was taken aback by the comment for a few different reasons. First of all, this father was writing his […]

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