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The Poppy Lady is a treat for Veteran's Day

The Poppy Lady is a treat for Veteran’s Day

November 12, 2012 | Comments (0)

Despite the fact that our military is engaged in two different conflicts, I think Veteran’s Day falls by the wayside for most people. I find it hard to explain the sacrifices of our current and former military members to our daughters when it doesn’t really touch their world. There’s a new book called The Poppy […]

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Get Your Sexy Back with LisaRaye!

Get Your Sexy Back with LisaRaye!

November 7, 2012 | Comments (0)

Fresh off of a great season of Single Ladies, LisaRaye McCoy, a South Side of Chicago native, let The Chicago Moms know that even celebrity moms get insecure about their bodies and their images. LisaRaye shared that television adds 10 pounds to your frames, and that it is just “not cute” when you are “fashion-forward-sexy-trend-setting”! […]

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Access and Opportunity In EVERY Neighborhood

Access and Opportunity In EVERY Neighborhood

November 3, 2012 | Comments (0)

CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett is transparent. She loves children. She knows education. She is here to make a difference. When she was a part of the negotiations during the Chicago Teacher’s Strike, she was adamant that she meant business and is working for the children. In her role as CEO of the Chicago Public Schools, she […]

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Have a Happy Halloween...Even With Food Allergies

Have a Happy Halloween…Even With Food Allergies

October 31, 2012 | Comments (0)

Halloween is tricky for anyone with food allergies or sensitivities. There are both physical and emotional challenges for anyone who needs to carefully segregate their candy into safe and not safe piles. Over the past few Halloweens, I have learned that there are very few rules of thumb about halloween candy. I used to think […]

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Crafting

Crafting

October 24, 2012 | Comments (0)

Pinterest is blowing my mind with crafting possibilities. I’m getting a panic attack hang on… okay, I’m back now. Holy geez everything from how to make silhouettes of your children out of card stock, to what to do with left over calculator paper. I don’t have calculator paper but I’m perspiring right now as I […]

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Is a warehouse club membership worth the cost?

Is a warehouse club membership worth the cost?

October 23, 2012 | Comments (3)

We recently renewed our warehouse club membership. We did it because we wanted to purchase one big item. The amount we saved on that item was well worth the $50 annual fee we paid to renew. I have to admit that if I had planned a little better I would have bought this item before […]

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Two Ingredient Fat-Free Gluten-Free Vegan Brownies

Two Ingredient Fat-Free Gluten-Free Vegan Brownies

October 22, 2012 | Comments (0)

OK, so I consider Brownie Mix to be an ingredient. I am more Sandra Lee than Martha Stewart. My quest for a gluten-free vegan brownie began almost three years ago. I started by trying to replace the eggs with both commercial egg replacers and with ground flaxseed. It did not go well. Think chocolate flavored […]

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Why Amalgam Fillings are Safer for Kids (and Moms)

Why Amalgam Fillings are Safer for Kids (and Moms)

October 19, 2012 | Comments (0)

I have the excellent good fortune to have very strong teeth. As a result I have made it to my forties with only three cavities all of which are in my wisdom teeth. I have been concerned about the mercury in my fillings just because I think that anything that needs to be treated like […]

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Healthy Quenchers For Our Young Athletes

Healthy Quenchers For Our Young Athletes

October 13, 2012 | Comments (0)

As caring parents, we are constantly faced with the challenge of offering satisfying meals and snacks to our active kids. From the perspective of our young athletes, “satisfying” means yummy, filling and fulfilling. This is where your blender can come in so very handy. The smoothie/shake treats you can provide are limitless. Kids love them […]

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CHICAGO meet Barbara Byrd-Bennett, CEO of CPS

CHICAGO meet Barbara Byrd-Bennett, CEO of CPS

October 12, 2012 | Comments (1)

Chicago, meet your new CEO of Chicago Public Schools Barbara Byrd-Bennett. Byrd-Bennett moves from her April 2012 appointment as Chief Education Advisor to fill in for Jean-Claude Brizard who has stepped down. Byrd-Bennett has a lifetime of experience in education. Her 12 years as a New York public school educator, 8 as principal in a […]

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Are you part of the Illinois Women's Health Registry?

Are you part of the Illinois Women’s Health Registry?

September 26, 2012 | Comments (0)

There’s a women’s health study out of Boston known as the Nurses Study.  This is a long-term effort by researchers to assess risk factors for heart disease and cancer. Along the way they’ve learned some amazing things about other aspects of women’s health. I’ve followed the Nurses Study with great interest as the results have changed the way […]

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Why Most of My Home is a Nut-Free Zone

Why Most of My Home is a Nut-Free Zone

September 19, 2012 | Comments (0)

The food allergic kids somehow find each other.  As a result our home has rules about nuts.  Nuts are not allowed in my son’s room.  Sticky nut milks and nut butters are not allowed anywhere at any time.  Food labels are checked for “secret” nuts or nut powders. Processed and packaged foods are carefully checked […]

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