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National Nanny Recognition Week

National Nanny Recognition Week

September 21, 2013 | Comments (0)

The Chicago Moms knows how important all of our families’ needs are, so when TCM friend and supporter Erin Krex, of First Class Care invited us to join in the festivities of National Nanny Recognition Week, we could not wait to introduce Erin to you! TCM:Tell us about First Class Care, Inc. Erin:First Class Care […]

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Secrets of the Earth - a new viewing obsession

Secrets of the Earth – a new viewing obsession

September 20, 2013 | Comments (0)

We’ve found our new must-see-TV on The Weather Channel. It’s so interesting that even our ten-year-old twin daughters can’t get enough of it. The Weather Channels describes “Secrets of the Earth” by saying that it “explores our planet with the same sense of awe and wonder normally reserved for alien worlds. Computer graphics, visual analogies […]

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Is Social Media A Family Affair?

Is Social Media A Family Affair?

September 8, 2013 | Comments (0)

Last week I wrote a post on my personal blog “Healthier, Happier, You!”. It was a journal-like entry about a scary situation that happened to my sons and their friends this past summer. It was a rather sad right of passage that is becoming all too familiar in certain communities. Unfortunately, some of the same […]

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The First Computer Program

The First Computer Program

September 5, 2013 | Comments (2)

If you know something about the history of computers you might know that the very first “computer” was called the ENIAC. It used vacuum tubes and was designed by John Presper Eckart and John Mauchly and it was used by the United States military to accurately calculate missile trajectories. The very first computer program ever […]

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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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