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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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#WCSoiree Water Tower Place

#WCSoiree Water Tower Place

July 23, 2013 | Comments (0)

#ChicagonistaLIVE is excited to be hosting a Welcome to the Windy City Soiree (#WCSoiree) at @WaterTowerPlace on Tuesday July 23rd at 4pm CST. The country’s most influential bloggers coming from coast to coast will be strutting down the runway wearing iconic Chicago landmark-inspired-wear from Water Tower Place’s stores Macy’s, Henri Bendel, Akira, Vera Bradley, and […]

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Three more summer camp ideas that will make summer memorable

Three more summer camp ideas that will make summer memorable

June 24, 2013 | Comments (0)

Ever since I wrote Three summer camp ideas to inspire you to make this the best summer ever I keep reading about other cool summer camps. A lot of parents I talk to are really wishing they had signed up their children for a few activities this summer as the “throw them in the backyard and […]

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CGI in Chicago

CGI in Chicago

June 15, 2013 | Comments (0)

The last three years Chicago has hosted CGI or Clinton Global Initiative. CGI is part of the Clinton Foundation and it convenes global leaders and creates opportunities to implement innovative solutions to the world’s most pressing challenges. It was established in 2011 by President Bill Clinton to address economic recovery in the United States. Since […]

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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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