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Dr. Mjaanes

Dr. Mjaanes

March 17, 2014 | Comments (0)

Dr. Mjaanes Q~ How did you get interested in Sports Medicine? A~ I got into sports medicine via pediatrics. I was always interested in Sports and even when I was a general pediatrician I would tend to see more adolescents than babies and saw more and more sports injuries – so I felt that I […]

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Dr. Mahr

Dr. Mahr

March 5, 2014 | Comments (0)

Dr. Mahr Q~ Dr. it seems that pediatric allergies are at an all-time high. Do you have any theories about what seems to be an epidemic? OR are issues pronounced due to social media and our new ability to gather more information easier? A~ We are not really having increased allergies to a great degree, […]

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Dr. Dipesh Navsaria

Dr. Dipesh Navsaria

March 4, 2014 | Comments (0)

The Chicago Moms Chat With Dr. Navsaria   Q ~ Literacy is such a powerful right, yet in many parts of the world it is hard to come by, do you see this as a way to block peace and peaceful existence?  We take literacy for granted but even in the U.S. there are areas that […]

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Accepting our children

Accepting our children

February 16, 2014 | Comments (0)

Loving our children is not always easy. Our children are only projections of who we are. Sometimes their fabric from us is genetic, other times it is purely environmental – families come in all forms, shapes and sizes. If one carefully considers what our children actually are to us,  one might have to weigh in […]

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The Trophy Generation strikes out at UIUC

The Trophy Generation strikes out at UIUC

January 29, 2014 | Comments (0)

On Sunday evening, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Chancellor Phyllis Wise let students know that know classes would be held on January 27, despite the bitter weather forecast. Students reacted by voicing their opinions on Twitter — creating racist parody accounts, swearing at her, threatening her and creating obscene hashtags. The vile outpouring was enough […]

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Tips for helping you raise financially literate children

Tips for helping you raise financially literate children

January 28, 2014 | Comments (0)

Did you know that January is National Financial Wellness month in the U.S.? In our house we’ve been trying to find new ways to help our daughters understand our finances in a way that’s appropriate for their age. We’re working on budgeting and saving money, which we hope will put them on the right track for […]

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Dear Target

Dear Target

January 13, 2014 | Comments (0)

Dear Target: I write this with a heavy heart. I think it’s time we break up. I want to adore you again. When I go into your stores I see the cute clothes and wonderful home accessories. I wander down the aisles reminiscing about last fall when we bought our daughters new bicycles and the […]

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Be a Joy Maker this holiday season

Be a Joy Maker this holiday season

December 12, 2013 | Comments (0)

Many years ago now, President George H.W. Bush talked about the importance of community service, calling America’s volunteer groups a thousand points of light. From that idea, the nonprofit Points of Light – the largest organization in the world dedicated to volunteer service – works to mobilize millions of people to take action that is changing […]

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Surviving the holidays after the loss of a loved one

Surviving the holidays after the loss of a loved one

December 3, 2013 | Comments (0)

I could have used these tips a couple of years ago after my Father died. I tried to celebrate the “happy holidays,” but often felt like I was just faking it. The good news is all my feelings were perfectly normal, despite the fact that I felt completely out of place that year. Susan Alpert, […]

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Safety Tips for Holiday Shopping

Safety Tips for Holiday Shopping

December 2, 2013 | Comments (0)

After watching the Black Friday news reports we might start thinking that our biggest safety concerns are the shootings, stabbings, tramplings that make headlines. The reality is our safety is much more likely to be compromised by the kinds of smaller incidents that often slip from our awareness while bargain hunting. Self-defense expert Jarret Arthur has […]

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Happy Dog Box a good treat for your favorite pet

Happy Dog Box a good treat for your favorite pet

November 21, 2013 | Comments (0)

We adopted Holly, our Great Pyrenees/Lab mix puppy, Labor Day weekend from a wonderful local rescue group called Magnificent Mutts. Her foster mom let us know she loves all kinds of treats, but when I walk through the pet stores, I feel like it’s the same old stuff that I see in all stores. I was […]

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Oh please where can I find sleeves?

Oh please where can I find sleeves?

November 13, 2013 | Comments (0)

What is going on with all the sleeveless holiday dresses? I recently spent hours and hours and hour trying to find Christmas dresses for our ten-year-old twin daughters. Everything I saw looked like something they’d wear to a summer pool party rather than something appropriate for a Chicago Christmas. Perhaps designers and retail managers don’t […]

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