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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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Chicago's West Side Welcomes UniverSOUL Circus

Chicago’s West Side Welcomes UniverSOUL Circus

October 19, 2013 | Comments (0)

For years, I listened as my south side friends gushed on and on about UniverSOUL circus that religiously took place in Washington Park, and for years I consistently missed out on all the action. This year, the critically acclaimed circus, celebrating 19 years, decided to trek over to the city’s west side in Union Park […]

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Redmoon INDOORS kicks off with a Skelebration

Redmoon INDOORS kicks off with a Skelebration

October 9, 2013 | Comments (0)

This summer the wonderful Redmoon Theatre took its program into Chicago’s parks with a family-friendly program described as a “free workshop and spectacle performance.” These events brought together an entire community to create localized performance art. As the weather gets cooler, Redmoon is taking its programs to its new, massive space in Chicago’s Pilsen neighborhood. […]

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Real Women Give

Real Women Give

October 3, 2013 | Comments (0)

Often people will question how to raise better, more conscientious children who will then turn into great citizens. The formula is obviously varied and convoluted. There are so many ingredients that go into making well-rounded, generous people, but the most important of these is based in giving. Just ask Karyn Brianne. She is part of […]

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I wish you perfect health

I wish you perfect health

October 2, 2013 | Comments (0)

The Affordable Care Act exchanges are open now. Whenever I read the comments on social media or news sites related to the Affordable Care Act, I’m stunned at the number of people in perfect health. These people are certain they will never need to find insurance under the Affordable Care Act because they already have […]

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I'm Sorry, We're CLOSED

I’m Sorry, We’re CLOSED

October 1, 2013 | Comments (0)

So the United States government is closed. Our beautiful National Parks are closed. The hardworking people monitoring our energy resources are at home unable to predict when they will receive their next pay. While this has occurred before (17 years ago), this really affects the growth the United States was somehow managing to etch out. […]

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National Women’s Health & Fitness Day – Showing Your Support

National Women’s Health & Fitness Day – Showing Your Support

September 25, 2013 | Comments (0)

Today, Sept. 25, women (and girls) have cause to make a statement by engaging in physical activity. Sure, every day we all have an abundance of health-related reasons to balance our days with some physical activity.  But National Women’s Health & Fitness Day presents an opportunity for us to make a big deal out of […]

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