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Zealous Giving for Zealous Good

Zealous Giving for Zealous Good

July 26, 2012 | Comments (1)

I don’t know about you, but I have been a cleaning fool this summer! Even with the hot summer days luring me and my family outside, I have spent quite a few evenings cleaning out closets. It is a commitment I made to keep my home a flowing environment. If something comes in, something must […]

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Growing Veggies In The City

Growing Veggies In The City

July 5, 2012 | Comments (5)

Our city family is taking advantage of all the summer sun by growing vegetables on pots! Yes, pots. We have a cemented backyard so pots are our only option. We are growing everything from Japanese Ichiban Eggplants to cucumbers, tomatoes, basil, mint, and even some spring lettuces. Today’s small harvest was Japanese Eggplants. Can’t wait […]

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You and Your Family Can Be Part of the Chicago Dancing Festival's Bolero Chicago

You and Your Family Can Be Part of the Chicago Dancing Festival’s Bolero Chicago

July 1, 2012 | Comments (0)

For the first time ever, the Chicago Dancing Festival 2012 is inviting the public to be part of a performance and no dance experience is required. How fun is that? You can be on stage, tell people you are a performance artist and never have to actually take dance lessons. Bolero Chicago was commissioned especially […]

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The Lurie Garden at Millennium Park

The Lurie Garden at Millennium Park

June 29, 2012 | Comments (1)

On June 7, 2012, I was invited by the Lurie Garden at Millennium Park for a private tour to learn more about this amazing 5-acre garden right smack in the middle of Michigan Avenue. Recently, the “Lurie” name has made headlines in Chicago with the move of the Children’s Memorial Hospital to the new, Lurie […]

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CTU versus CPS - Let's Get Ready To Rumble?

CTU versus CPS – Let’s Get Ready To Rumble?

June 28, 2012 | Comments (1)

Stand For Illinois invited The Chicago Moms to a Community Conversation that really honed in on a lot of the misconceptions and gave direction on many of the heated topics. As advocate for children across the nation, with factions in several states, Stand For Children lobbies for timely dissemination of information, pertinent legislation and pressing […]

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What are your Father's Day plans?

What are your Father’s Day plans?

June 12, 2012 | Comments (0)

A couple of years ago my friend Christina, who blogs at Humbug Stew, sent me an email about Father’s Day. She said in part, “Why doesn’t anyone make “normal” Father’s Day cards.  I always find myself with a wide selection of insulting cards (hey honey you can’t fix anything and I am always right) and a wide selection of […]

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Blogging With Brizard

Blogging With Brizard

May 24, 2012 | Comments (4)

There is one thing I learned having NATO in my front yard – people will go to great lengths to be heard. It is the same, I am finding, when it comes to this huge Chicago Public Schools debate. CEO Jean-Claude Brizard is highly qualified and very versed in education, yet every step he takes […]

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Chicago Lost & Found's "Big Picture"

Chicago Lost & Found’s “Big Picture”

May 22, 2012 | Comments (0)

Chicago Lost and Found Has Summer in the Bag! Enjoy great food, open bar and a unique shopping experience at Chicago Lost and Found’s annual “Big Picture” soiree May 24, 5:30 to 10pm, at The Victor (311 N. Sangamon) in Chicago’s West Loop.  The fundraiser celebrates the arts by inviting the community to learn more about the […]

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Spring Cleaning for Our School Library

Spring Cleaning for Our School Library

May 10, 2012 | Comments (0)

We’re lucky that the girls receive magazine subscriptions every year as gifts. We also pick up chapter books at our library’s “friends” bookstore throughout the year. From time to time we receive an package of books from Kids Can Press with a note asking for a review. You know what this means by the end of […]

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Chicago Children's Theatre bring's Eric Carle's Treasured Stories to life

Chicago Children’s Theatre bring’s Eric Carle’s Treasured Stories to life

May 9, 2012 | Comments (0)

How many times have you taken your kids to a movie based on a beloved book, only to be dismayed and disappointed by the adaptation?  Thankfully, that is not what happens in the Chicago Children’s Theatre production of A Brown Bear, A Moon and A Caterpillar: Treasured Stories by Eric Carle. When I heard that […]

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Will 10 More Days REALLY Help?

Will 10 More Days REALLY Help?

April 28, 2012 | Comments (2)

The new calendars for the Chicago Public School year has come out and I noticed something a little bit irritating. There will be 10 more days of school next year. *let’s allow that to sink in for a moment* Four of those days, I’m not too upset about – basically, there will be attendance on […]

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Children's Theater Leads to Family Fun

Children’s Theater Leads to Family Fun

April 26, 2012 | Comments (4)

This is the time of year when we want to get out, but cannot always count on the weather to cooperate for outdoor activities. Lucky for us there are a lot of good family theater programs going on that give us a destination with a mix of indoor and outdoor activities. The Wizard of Oz follows […]

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